Dating back to the 17th century, Cuff links first appeared when wealthy gentlemen of that era requested something more elegant to close their shirt cuffs, than ribbon or string.
A variety of different methods were used before cuff links, as we know them today, were produced. Such as small chains fastened with gold, silver or glass buttons and knots made of silk.
The simple design consisting of a short post connecting two disc-shaped parts, soon became extremely popular with the British gentry and cuff links became a sophisticated part of every gentleman's wardrobe. By the 19th century, the gold and silver discs were replaced by precious stones and jewels, a move which made cuff links increasing popular with ladies.
The stunning range of cuff links offered by the Arundell arms online shop, are designed to compliment any countryman's or indeed, country ladies attire, and would make an excellent country inspired gift.
My particular favourites are the Silver Labrador dog head cuff links, by Soprano. Manufactured to the highest possible standard with excellent detail, this pair of cuff links would make a great gift for any dog enthusiast.
The 3D Horse Head and Horseshoe Design are a detailed set of cuff links for the horse lover. Finished in silver, these cuff links come with a swivel fitting that will sit well on any shirt sleeve. They are a popular choice of those looking for a novelty gift.
The 'Huntsman' Cuff links feature a high detail hunting scene. The painting style decoration of a hunting party, resplendent in bright red hunting attire; following a pack of hounds, is finished with a gold colour backing. An excellent quality cuff link that would be suitable for any hunting enthusiast.
Whatever your style or personal taste, you are sure to find a wonderful set of cuff links to suit your attire.