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Vintage abalone paua shell cufflinks and tie clip - set of 3

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This listing is for a pair of gorgeous vintage abalone paua shell cufflinks and a matching tie clip, made in New Zealand in the 1960's. Very swish!

CONDITION:

The cufflinks are in excellent condition. There is minimal wear to the back of the links, with a rich patina on the back from their years of service. The clasp is secure and fastens nicely with a shirt. They polish up nicely.

PROVENANCE:

I bought these, as well as several other pairs of vintage abalone shell cufflinks, from a private elderly collector in New Zealand. All were bought in the 60s-70s have been in my own collection for several years.

ABOUT PAUA SHELLS:

There are many types of abalone, but paua is the most revered. This is due to the vibrant, catchy, and iridescent colours of its shell. In Māori culture, it is a common practice to gift paua shells, which bring good luck, prosperity, and peace to the wearer. Being half-Māori myself, I can personally attest to this ;-).

USE:
These cufflinks suit many occasions. You could wear them on your wedding day, for a touch of Hollywood glam under a sharply-tailored suit. You could wear them with a french-cuffed shirt under your work suit for pop of colour. Or they would make the ideal accent if you're looking for a bit of mid century sophistication to add to an outfit.

SHIPPING:

The cufflinks will be shipped in a small velvet mens cufflink box, which will protect them during transit.

If you have any questions or special requests, such as gift wrapping or combined shipping, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
This listing is for a pair of gorgeous vintage abalone paua shell cufflinks and a matching tie clip, made in New Zealand in the 1960's. Very swish!

CONDITION:

The cufflinks are in excellent condition. There is minimal wear to the back of the links, with a rich patina on the back from their years of service. The clasp is secure and fastens nicely with a shirt. They polish up nicely.

PROVENANCE:

I bought these, as well as several other pairs of vintage abalone shell cufflinks, from a private elderly collector in New Zealand. All were bought in the 60s-70s have been in my own collection for several years.

ABOUT PAUA SHELLS:

There are many types of abalone, but paua is the most revered. This is due to the vibrant, catchy, and iridescent colours of its shell. In Māori culture, it is a common practice to gift paua shells, which bring good luck, prosperity, and peace to the wearer. Being half-Māori myself, I can personally attest to this ;-).

USE:
These cufflinks suit many occasions. You could wear them on your wedding day, for a touch of Hollywood glam under a sharply-tailored suit. You could wear them with a french-cuffed shirt under your work suit for pop of colour. Or they would make the ideal accent if you're looking for a bit of mid century sophistication to add to an outfit.

SHIPPING:

The cufflinks will be shipped in a small velvet mens cufflink box, which will protect them during transit.

If you have any questions or special requests, such as gift wrapping or combined shipping, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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Vintage abalone paua shell cufflinks and tie clip - set of 3

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Can be personalized: No
  • Style: Mid-century
  • Feedback: 4 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person
  • Gift wrapping and message available
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