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Cufflinks

Cufflinks have always been something that I've been fascinated and intrigued by. They have been a part of the gentlemen's wardrobe for centuries and cufflinks have come to represent a certain sophistication and means for expressing various qualities, personal interests and associations. From Russian Tsars, to businessmen across the world, movie stars and the man in the street and at work, all have worn and in many cases garnered stunning collections of cufflinks. To my mind, over recent decades men seem to have been fairly conservative, for the most part, in the type of jewellery that they wore however, thankfully, today we are seeing this begin to open up. Perhaps the most common articles of jewellery that men wear are the wristwatch and if married, a wedding ring. You might also see the odd signet ring, chain, bracelet or ear stud. Most pleasing to my eye however are the number cufflinks that I see being worn. For the most part these are stock standard items that are mass produced and fairly bland but they are opening up an exciting avenue for men and women to express themselves in a very personal way.

What I want to do is offer unique handmade cufflinks that draw upon the many elements and facets of study and artistic pursuits I have embraced over the years. Amongst many things, I have always had a love of geometry, symmetry and proportion and I've been fortunate enough to be able to work with beautiful gems. This has allowed me to take 2D representations of these elements from the page and embody them in the 3D. It's a wonderful exercise for the mind and the skill of the hands. I now further want to extend this into the creation of extraordinary cufflinks.


#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Jewel

Design : Scarab Cufflinks
Designed By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Metal : 18K Yellow Gold
Item : #bgj107

Stones

Stone : Black Spinel
Design : Scarab
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2020
Origin : Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australia
Colour : Black
Weight : 16.12, 15.81 Carats
Clarity : Opaque
Size : 6x12mm
Price : Available exclusively from COURTESY OF THE ARTIST


Now these cufflinks I am absolutely in love with! These are the classic pair of black scarab cufflinks made in 18k yellow gold. I carved these matching scarabs out of natural Australian black spinel which is found on the Central Queensland gemfields around Rubyvale, the same region where our stunning sapphires are unearthed. I've always been fascinated by the scarab beetle and it's ancient symbolism and scarab gems have been worn as jewellery since antiquity, particularly in Egypt.

These beautiful timeless black spinel scarab cufflinks would suit any occasion from formal wear through to smart casual.

For all enquiries please contact COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
located in the Strand Arcade in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj107, Scarab Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Rubyvale, Central Queensland, Australian Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Jewel

Design : Four Pillars Cufflinks
Designed By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Metal : 18K Yellow Gold
Weight : 31.2 Grams
Item : #bgj101

Stones

Stone : Matched Pair Golden Citrines
Design : Turbine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Origin : Brazil
Colour : Golden Yellow
Weight : 6.64 + 6.48 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 12mm
Price : Available exclusively from COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

In many cultures around the world, the Four Pillars symbolise certain wisdom and principles that a good life and indeed a good culture may be built upon. They embody a certain strength and solidity that can be depended upon and I have tried to imbue these cufflinks with that sense. These are a serious piece of hardware with over an ounce of 18K yellow gold and a matching pair of 12mm golden ctrines that I have cut in my Turbine design. A great deal of thought went into the design and construction of these cufflinks and I am very pleased with the results. With these, I have achieved what I set out to accomplish.

They are a striking, powerful and very unique pair of cufflinks. I did have them in mind to be worn especially with French cuffs and I think these would be perfect for special events, meetings, weddings, functions and other such occasions.

You can view the original loose citrine gems I cut
here.

For all enquiries please contact COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
located in the Strand Arcade in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj101, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
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Jewel

Design : Turbine Cufflinks
Designed By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Metal : 18K White Gold
Item : #bgj103

Stones

Stone : Matched Pair London Blue Topaz
Design : Turbine
Cut By : Doug Menadue, 2019
Origin : Brazil
Colour : London Blue
Weight : 4.48 + 4.28 Carats
Clarity : Eye Clean
Size : 10mm
Price : Available exclusively from COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

I designed these cufflinks with the concept of turbines in mind. The matched pair of London blue topaz have been cut in my Turbine design and set in 18K white gold. Around the outside of the cufflinks is twisted white gold ribbon which creates the sense of movement, complementing the idea of turbines. A unique and handcrafted pair of cufflinks that can be worn on any occasion.

For all enquiries please contact COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
located in the Strand Arcade in the heart of the Sydney CBD.

#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia
#bgj103, Four Pillars Cufflinks - A beautiful natural Braziln Amethyst - Doug Menadue :: Bespoke Gems - WWW.BESPOKE-GEMS.COM - Precision Gemcutting and Lapidary Services In Sydney Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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