Vintage Cufflinks

Supporting Our Troops

airborneOne thing that we take seriously here at is supporting all the brave men and women serving in all the branches of our armed forces worldwide. Regardless of how you feel about the military and all the politics behind it, the soldiers at home and abroad deserve our respect and support. Without the sacrifices they and the millions before them have made, we wouldn’t live in a country as great as the one we do.

Everyone has a different way of showing support, but we love wearing and gifting military themed cufflinks (would you expect anything less!). We’re proud to carry cufflinks for the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. We also carry many historically themed cufflinks that feature famous airplanes and other military symbols.

Military cufflinks make a wonderful gift for any collector, and they also make a great gift for those in the service that have recently been promoted or even just finished boot camp. Let them know you stand behind them and send them a pair of cufflinks just to show you care!

Behind The Cufflinks: Jade

jadeOne of the things we love most about cufflinks is the huge variety of styles that they come in. There are cufflinks in just about every metal and stone on the planet today. But if you’re not familiar with the stones that make up our cufflinks, you might not understand the true worth of these wonderful accessories. To that end, we’ve decided to start examining the different materials that make up some of our favorite cufflinks.

Some of the most unique cufflinks we have in stock right now are made out of jade. This stone has long been used in jewelry and is loved for how well it can be carved. This ornamental stone may come in a variety of colors, though the most common is green. It is most famous for the carvings that the ancient Chinese used it for.

Today, jade is most commonly used in jewelry. A ring of jade was even featured in the 2008 Olympic medals. We love jade cufflinks just as much as we love ladies jade necklaces and earrings. This ancient stone is always in style!

A Little Something For The Ladies… prides itself in our wide variety of cufflinks and accessories for men, but we wanted you to know that we’re not just about gifts for the guys. There are fashionable women the world over that love their cufflinks just as much as the men. If you’re looking for some elegant gifts for the special women in your life, try any of our wonderful jewelry and cufflink choices:

Women’s Cufflinks

Cufflinks for women need to have that something extra to them that distinguishes them from men’s cufflinks. They are generally a bit smaller so they don’t look big and clunky on a woman’s smaller wrist. They also come in more feminine styles, including crystal cufflinks, heart shaped cufflinks, and other, more colorful styles.

Elegant Pendants & Bracelets

Even if she’s not a big cufflink fan, we have some great gifts you can give that special woman (though you should introduce her to the joy of cufflinks, if you ask us!). We also carry a selection of ladies pendants, bracelets and watches. One of the most popular trends in women’s jewelry today are pieces made out of retro typewriter keys, which we absolutely adore. They’re fun and whimsical and make a present she’ll always remember!

How To Wear Cufflinks

yhst-40444713696840_2079_167131999We know many of our readers and avid shoppers are already well acquainted with wearing cufflinks, but we wanted to stop and give some tips for those that might be new to the world of cufflinks. If you’re giving cufflinks as a gift, or if you just bought your first pair, this post is for you!

First, you have some options when it comes to how you wear the shirt itself. You can fold the ends of the cuff over each other, like a regular button cuff, and then put on your cufflinks. However, you can also pinch the ends together, so they extend out from your wrist. This option is more popular as it is more eye catching and will better show off two sided cufflinks.

Next, there are three main styles of cufflinks. It’s very simple to put them on:

1. Swivel Post:  turn the post so it is in line with the cufflink and then insert it through the buttonholes from outside to inside. Turn the post back so the cufflinks are now secure. These are one style that works best with cuffs folded over each other, so the back side is hidden!

2. Button Style: Secure these cufflinks by sliding one button through both buttonholes. You will have a decorative piece on both sides of the cuff!

3. Clip Style: Snap these cufflinks together by putting each half through a buttonhole and attaching them in between, holding your cuff secure.

Welcome to the Just Cuff Links Blog!

All of us at Just Cuff Links are very excited to be blogging! We’ll be posting on our favorite cufflinks, ideas for cufflinks gifts, cufflinks news and history, and ways to wear cufflinks to best accentuate your outfits. Check back soon for more interesting posts, and feel free to comment and tell us what you’d like to read about!