These stately cufflinks have a long tradition going back to the ancient Near East! The floral motif is seen on a cuff bracelet adorning male figures in the very famous alabaster relief images from the palace at Nimrud, which date to c. 880 BC.
Nimrud was the ancient Assyrian city in the area today known as Iraq. It became the capital of the Neo-Assyrian empire when king Ashurnasirpal II (883–859 BC) built an impressive new palace there. The palace was adorned with extensive relief images, like the ones that inspired these cufflinks.
Our cufflinks faithfully recall the focal point of the wrist ornament seen in these reliefs, with a full and beautiful open flower enclosed in a central disc.
Diameter of disc: 1.5 cm (.6 in)
Width of face: 2 mm (.08 in)
Available Precious Metals and Prices
925 Sterling Silver: $125
18 Karat Gold Over Sterling Silver: $225
14 Karat Gold: $655
18 Karat Gold: $945