Iris Cufflinks - Australian Sapphire Cufflinks in Engraved 925 Silver
These burin engraved cufflinks are made of 925 silver and showcase a delicate iris design made by hand.
The iris is a symbol of knowledge, faith, courage, and optimism. Its connotations have been modified to match different cultures because it is common in many temperate regions of the world.
Irises were brought to Egypt from Syria in the 16th century BC, and stylized copies of these flowers started to adorn pharaohs' scepters as symbols of triumph and authority.
The fleur-de-lis, a decorative motif employed by French monarchs, was inspired by the iris.
Today, the iris is the birth flower for February and the flower for a 25th wedding anniversary. It is also the state flower of Tennessee.
At the center of these unusual cufflinks, there is a precious blue sapphire.
Blue sapphires were a holy stone to the catholic church and to Ancient Persians, who believed they made the sky blue with their reflections.
Blue sapphires are now thought to stand for loyalty, honesty, and truth. Additionally, blue sapphires are intimately linked to monarchy as they are found in many nations' crown jewel collections, including those of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Thanks to the engraving technique used on these cufflinks, they are to be considered unique, as each engraving is different from the other and it is impossible to reproduce it perfectly.
This piece of jewelry is highly exclusive, handmade with love by the greatest jewelry masters in Milan. The whole process is 100% Made in Italy and requires at least 15 days of preparation.