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Cufflinks: The Perfect Gift for Both Men and Women

Cufflinks

I remember it was at the last Public Garden fair at Suntec City that a few female customers came up to me to tell me that they would like to see my take on cufflinks.

They like how our gemstone earrings look and want to wear them on their sleeves.

And the following weekend, my sister-in-law casually mentioned to me that I should also make cuff links. She was looking for nice gemstone cuff links for her husband and couldn’t find what she wanted.

Coincidence much?

I did some research and decided to try my hand at some cuff links using our faceted gemstones.

In keeping with our belief that jewellery should NOT be use-and-throw, I used sterling silver to bezel-set these grade AAA gemstones. I used hefty chunks of gems to create the uber luxurious look that can only come from Mother Nature.

People often buy cufflinks as gifts for their boyfriends, girlfriends, or dads (for Father’s Day). And as with all gifts, you want it to be meaningful. You want the recipient to feel your loving intentions. That’s why the gems I used all stand for something.

Here’s a little summary of what you’re wishing the recipient with these gems:

Amazonite: Harmony, Balance in Life and Prosperity

Howlite: Good Health, Boundless Energy and General Well-being

Lapis Lazuli: Success, Immense Luck and EQ to deal with people. Lapis lazuli is the birthstone of those born in September and December.

Smoky Quartz: Protection and Motivation. This is also April’s birthstone.

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Amazonite Sterling Silver Cufflinks

Amazonite Sterling Silver Cuff Links

Amazonite Sterling Silver Cuff Links

The Amazonite I used comes in a cool minty green with subtle white veins coursing through it. This gives the stone so much character, much like the person wearing it. Paired with a sterling silver bezel, this cuff link design is perfect to give a boost of balance and prosperity to the wearer.

Worn with a sleek black shirt, these cuff links look totally awesome.

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Howlite Rose Gold Cufflinks

Howlite Rose Gold Cufflinks

Howlite Rose Gold Cufflinks

With its cool marbled veins and calming properties, Howlite is the perfect gem for busy urbanites working in stressful jobs. Encased in an 18K Rose Gold Vermeil (which means the metal inside is sterling silver), it gives a classy modern vibe ala iPhone.

On a dark shirt, these Howlite cuff links are outstanding. On a lighter shirt, they speak of a hint of romance.

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Lapis Lazuli Gold Cufflinks

Lapis Lazuli Gold Cufflinks

Lapis Lazuli Gold Cufflinks

Lapis Lazuli is this intense blue stone that has got gold pyrite encased in it that reminds me of an ocean surface that seems to glitter because of the sun’s rays. Yet, when you look closer, you see that the shimmer actually comes from thousands of tiny fish swimming in the sea. Just like with human beings, there’s more than meets the eye.

These Lapis lazuli cuff links are grand and comforting at the same time. They’re perfect gifts for the still-water-runs-deep sort of people.

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Smoky Quartz Rose Gold Cufflinks

Smoky Quartz Rose Gold Cufflinks

Smoky Quartz Rose Gold Cufflinks

Then there’s Smoky Quartz. Mysterious, sensuous, urbane. Matched with 18k Rose Gold Vermeil to give it a 21st century update. On a dark shirt, the colour looks subtle but oh, the shine of the gems just ooze power and authority.

As a stone that signifies protection and motivation, Smoky Quartz is definitely a must in any stylish lady, or gent’s accessory arsenal.

To me, Cuff Links are also the ultimate fashion statement for the feminist and metro-sexual. As long as you have a shirt, you can wear them.

They’re totally suitable for both men and women and once donned, cuff links just give this aura of power. It’s like: If you had time to put on cuff links in the morning, you’ve got your act together.

So check out our selection of cuff links at JLHeartOnline.com and use the secret code: CUFF reserved for my blog readers (that’s you! Thanks for ploughing through this entire article) for 25% off today.

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