I found these black onyx star cuff links while vintage shopping along the Front Range of Colorado. While the cuff links are not individually marked, the “Anson” name is printed with in script on the box lid. That mark dates these post mid l960s when that mark replaced the previous block letter mark.
Anson is a mark used by Anderson, Inc, which in l945 after WWII, shifted their production to jewelry manufacturing, first men’s jewelry and later they added women’s. The company was founded in l938 as Anderson Tool and Die by Olof Anderson, a Swedish immigrant.
Cuff links were the craze after World War II and popular until the 1960s when the “hippie movement” helped create an end to them except for the very rich or on special events. But all that changed in the late l980s when, according to GQ, “cuff links made a roaring comeback” during a time of “conspicuous consumption.” It is likely these cuff links are from that late l980s period.
The star cuff links measure .75” in diameter. Overall they are in very good condition with only light signs of wear, as is the original box. The pictures offer greater perspective on the vintage condition and design styling of these distinctive dark green stone cuff links.
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