Friday, February 18, 2011
I wear turnback shirt cuffs in the city every day I am there and have been looking off and on for several years for an acceptable-to-me pair of dark red cufflinks. Enamel on gold would be perfect and of course I have yet to see a pair. I did come across the pictured pair of Trianon links a while back but have been unable to pull the trigger, so to speak. The darned things just look too much like gemstones.
Now a gentleman can wear whatever cufflinks and shirt studs he likes for evening. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds and their ilk are fine and dandy, to the limit of his pocketbook and even a little beyond. But, during the day, the flashy stuff is just too, well, flashy. Dull stones are to be preferred. Or plain gold, like the classic Tiffany knots that we should all have purchased when gold was $35 an ounce. But gold is obviously not dark red.
At any rate, I keep coming back to these garnet links that have been sitting on a jeweler's shelf for some time now. But I will let them continue to sit there. They are just not dull enough somehow.