A more recent invention than the button (dated around 1700), the cufflink became popular in the 19th century. The first cufflinks were made with rigid links (as opposed to chain or toggle links) and Samuel Gassmann chose this ridge link as the founding characteristic of his brand, re-establishing the original process of attaching shirtsleeves.
Time remains attached to an object once it is created. Inalienable from eternity, from the symbolic, from transmission, carry this light baggage of timelessness with you at all times. Even better, wear it on your sleeve.