Deakin & Francis Cufflinks are manufactured in our workshops in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter using methods unchanged in hundreds of years.
We hand make the finest quality cufflinks from sterling silver and 9 or 18ct gold, set with the finest gem stones, which is why it’s important owners of our fine jewellery pieces know how to spot counterfeits.
Here are our top five ways to spot a fake Deakin & Francis Cufflink.
1. All Deakin & Francis Cufflinks are hallmarked both with the Deakin & Francis Assay mark and the Deakin & Francis brand name.
At the Assay Office the cufflinks are certified as genuine sterling silver pieces made by Deakin & Francis. If your cufflinks don’t have the ‘925’ Assay mark then they are most likely not sterling silver.
2. Deakin & Francis Cufflinks are hand made with unique spring back fittings
Our unique spring back fittings make the process of dressing your cuffs effortless. They also ensure your cufflinks stay in place and provide a beautiful silhouette for engraving initials or special dates. Our fittings get stronger over time.
3. Deakin & Francis Cufflinks are hand made by skilled craftsmen and craftswomen using techniques developed by the Pharaohs, and are made with precious metals and the finest gem stones. These techniques result in a piece of jewellery of the finest quality which shows in the finished design.
4. All of our products come in a Deakin & Francis gift box with a certificate of authentication.
5. Our cufflinks start from £150 for a pair of plain silver cufflinks and go up to anything around the £21,000 mark for 18ct white gold cufflinks set with diamonds on both sides.
The price point reflects the process that has gone in to hand making the cufflinks and the quality of the precious metals and gem stones used.
The weight of the cufflinks says it all.