A cufflink is a fastener worn by both men and women to bring together both sides of the cuff or a blouse. This can be decorated or made of several different materials that include metals - stainless steel, gold, silver etc. In the early days, glass that was gilded or had semi precious stones was worn. Later, decoratively painted or studs with diamonds connected to ornate gold links was preferred.
Cufflinks are a wide variety of designs and there are personalized cufflinks too. The simplest cufflink consists of a short stake or a chain that connected two disc shaped parts, one smaller than the other.
There are many styles to men's cufflinks - Father's Day celebration, gold cufflinks, silver cufflinks, crystal cufflinks, stone cufflinks, enamel, stainless steel, and fun cufflinks. Some are contemporary and others utility cufflinks. Still others can be humorous cufflinks. As these cufflinks can be engraved, they are extremely good ideas as favors or to commemorate an occasion e.g. a career milestone. These are great business gift ideas for men during anniversaries, graduation or even for grooms on the wedding day. The part that is visible is the larger of the two discs and this is where you can see the designs. This can be monogrammed or decorated to create personalized cufflinks. The smaller disc should be small enough to fit rough the button hole just like a button would pass through. Or it can have a portion of it that swivels on the central stake that aligns with it and at the same time the link is threaded to go through the button hole. Shank style or dumbbell style of cufflinks were extremely popular during the early 20th century, especially in the United States.
Personalized cufflinks can either have the first initial or both initials. The design and font of the initials can be decided by each individual. Another example would be a cufflink displaying the ace of spades to those who like playing poker; a pin stripe, the steering wheel of a boat for sailors, spider man for youngsters, or rhodium plated, mother of pearl and geometric designs.
Wedding accessories does not encompass only bridal accessories but include other accessories for the bridesmaid, flower girls, parents of the bride and groom and even the groom himself. All these put together will make any wedding day perfect as every individual wants his or her wedding party to be memorable.
Among the different wedding accessories, bridal ones are the most important. Corsages, made of beautiful flowers e.g. beautiful pink rose corsages with delicately curled petals and stamens and brooch pinks sporting an Edwardian silk rose, floppy peonies etc can look stunning. Different types of cuffs and collars with stripped silk taffeta along with pom-poms or those with beautifully decorated ropes are extremely popular. Hair accessories, which include butterfly hair grips encrusted with Swaroski crystals, feathers, beads and pearls; diamante hair wedding accessories add to the bride's beauty.