Eight pairs of vintage 875° silver cufflinks with a variety semi-precious stones, made in different techniques. All cufflinks were made in Soviet Union, in the period from 1940's to 1970's.
The collection consists of:
1. Four pairs (gilded) from the 1940's-50's set with a large, beautifully faceted natural Rock Crystal (Rhinestone), called in Russian "Gorniy Khrustal" (Mountain Crystal); which are a genuine Russian quartz healing crystals, originating from the Polar Ural mountain. All stones are transparent and sparkling!
2. Two pairs from the 1960's in the Niello technique, a black mixture of copper, silver, and lead sulphides, used as an inlay on engraved or etched silver.
3. One pair (gilded) from the 1970's with Brown Ural Onyx
4.One pair (gilded) from the 1960's with rare butterscotch-color Baltic Amber, a fossilized tree resin.
All cufflinks in the collection are stamped on the base 875° for sterling silver; a manufacturer's mark; and a Soviet Star with hammer and sickle in the middle, indicating that these cufflinks were made in the USSR during the Early Soviet Era - circa 1940's, 1950's, 1960's and 1970's. The cufflinks are in excellent vintage condition.