The history of cufflinks goes back to the end of the 17th century. Men’s fashion at that time was known for its opulent and decorative sleeve design. In order to keep the billowing sleeves
together, men simply used a loop and button design.
By the mid-19th century, cufflinks as we know them today could be mass-produced thanks to the Industrial Revolution. They were available in every price range and were thus taken up by the middle
and upper classes. In addition to mass-produced designs, large and established fashion houses also began to launch their own models at this time.
However, colored cufflinks with precious stones were worn first only by more confident men. They later became a stylish accessory when the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, made colored Fabergé
cufflinks popular at the end of the 19th century.
By the 1920s, cufflinks were more commonplace than ever before. They were available in all different colors, shapes and materials, with high quality gemstones or in more affordable versions. From
this point on, anything was possible.