French jet cufflinks with vermeil links

French jet 3

Jet (from the Latin gagates, stone of Gages) is an organic mineral formed when extreme oceanic pressure is applied to decaying wood. 

Although Jet is the most durable of all charcoals, it still remains relatively fragile. After the death of King Alfred in Victorian England, Jet became so sought after that it was commonly replaced by a black glass substitute named French Jet which was notably worn by Queen Victoria as part of her mourning dress. 

A material used in mourning dress up until the 1930’s, faceted Jet quickly became a symbol of glamour due to its lustre and sparkle. 

TTC510,00 €HT425,00 €
Délais de livraison: 
10 days - Fedex (Standard shipment : France : 10€ / EU : 15€ / outside the EU : 25€)
French jet cabochons
vermeil links (5 microns)
cufflinks, handmade in Paris
diameter 11mm
Poignet mousquetaire

Or normal cuffs with two buttonholes. The double French cuff was invented at the beginning of the 20th century around the same time as the Nabi movement. They were intended to create the impression of more voluminous sleeves, although the true French cuff doesn’t use an inch of extra materiel. 

Slow wear

Taking one’s time to dress. Embedding oneself in a temporality. Wearing a piece of the past as homage to ancestors and to their love of beauty.

Transmission

The notion of reviving savoir-faire and old-fashioned materials is at the heart of the SG collections. How does passing on a gesture, a piece of knowledge, the desire to share an idea through an object perpetuate? This is all the beauty of knowing: the only thing that we can give without expropriating it.