Though it certainly depends who you ask, I think many would agree that cufflinks simply are not a staple in the modern jewelry collection. With many workplaces embracing a more casual dress code (not all, but plenty) and an increasing number of people working from home or in shared workspaces, there simply isn’t the need for that much polish.
Case in point: The ad man of the 1950s would wear what? Likely a full suit, right down to the high-gloss shoes. The ad man of today (do we even call them ad men?)—flannel button downs and jeans.
Nothing wrong with that (I’m all about the casual comfort myself), but for the lonely cufflink, it’s a sad existence. It answers the call for those who do dress formally for work every day, but for the most part, it’s just not as high in demand as it used to be.
Here’s the thing, though: It totally should be. And not just for men in suits, either. Fashion has become increasingly gender fluid. It’s not just about the “boyfriend jeans” anymore, and jewelry should be no different.
If you checked out the looks from New York Fashion Week—from the runway to the front row and even the streets outside the shows—you might have noticed a big trend: suits. They were absolutely everywhere, and in a wide variety of styles, from the tailored-to-a-t to the more casual, all-denim variety. Angela Basset even wore a suit by Dent de Man, a line created for men, on the PR trail for Black Panther (and looked oh-so-cool in it).
So if we’re all wearing suits of all shapes, sizes, and styles anyway, why not break out the cufflinks? And actually, you don’t even really need a suit—just a simple white button-down will do. We’re jewelry people: Why would we not embrace every opportunity (and place) to wear jewelry?
Fortunately, Oh My Got makes that really easy. According to the Antwerp-based jewelers’ website, “Clothes make the man, cufflinks seal the style.”
Let’s update that to include men and women, and rejoice in the updated styles provided by the brand. With so many colorful and whimsical styles, there are endless shirt-and-cufflink pairing opportunities and a wide range of tastes to appeal to. I call dibs on the soccer ball pair!
Mediterranean Dream cufflinks in 18k white gold with chalcedony and diamonds, $4,000
A Cuff for Peace cufflinks in 18k white gold with black and white diamonds, $3,750
Pacific Sea Star cufflinks in 18k white gold with pearl, emerald, sapphire, and diamonds, $8,000
Diamond League cufflinks in 19k white gold with black and white diamonds, $6,000
Blue Bird cufflinks in 18k white gold with sapphire and diamonds, $6,600
Lady Bird cufflinks in 18k yellow gold with ruby and diamonds, $12,500
Partnered Triangle cufflinks in 18k rose gold with diamonds, $8,000
Jump Start cufflinks in 18k yellow gold with emerald and diamonds, $8,800
Feathery Charm cufflinks in 18k rose gold with diamonds, $5,600
Eternal Kiss cufflinks in 18k rose gold with rubies and diamonds, $4,900
Emperor cufflinks in 18k white and yellow gold with smoky quartz and diamonds, $12,000
Lion Roar limited edition cufflinks in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $25,000
Rock of Gibraltar cufflinks in 18k white gold with moonstone and diamonds, $7,000
Royal Family cufflinks in 18k rose gold with quartz and diamonds, $8,000
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