Our Dig strikes gold again!

Check out these stunning gold cufflinks found by James Langdon on our most recent group visit to Buckland Newton in Dorset. These are thought to be from the 1600 to 1700s. Well done!

Brief History Of Cufflinks…

The first cufflinks appeared in the late 17th century under the rule of King Louis XIV of France, and they have been widely used ever since. Since the development of woven fabric in 5,000 BC, men have worn shirts, and their histories are inextricably linked. Since the shirt was once thought of as an undergarment, exposing a shirtsleeve was considered improper. However, as attitudes changed over time, the requirement to fasten shirt cuffs arose.


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