Chunky Cufflinks in Sterling Silver with Cast-in-place Sapphire
A pair of chunky square-shaped cufflinks in sterling silver encrusted with blue and green sapphire organically set with the cast-in-place technique and featuring a scratchy, rough texture.
The pieces were sculpted in jewellery-grade wax leaving the scratches on the surface to enhance an organic and strong look.
When the square shapes were ready, the sapphires were set directly into the wax.
The cufflinks were then sent with the stone in place (hence the name cast-in-place) in a small, family-run casting house here in London to be cast in recycled silver.
After the casting, the pieces have been soldered to their posts before sending them to the Goldsmiths’ Assay Office in London for the full hallmarks.
Square central piece: 12.4 mm x 12.4 mm approx
Weight: 12.96 gr both