Samuel Gassmann

"Special Evening" tuxedo studs, grey mother-of-pearl

We could not find an alternative to cheaply made novelty stud sets that always seem to be an after-thought in most men's stores, so we worked with Samuel Gassmann to create some. Samuel's expertise with finely crafted silver links with pearl cabochons allowed him to craft solidly made, beautiful studs that we (and you, we hope) will be proud to wear for your next black tie affair. Matching cufflinks are available.
  • Set of four studs
  • Mother-of-pearl cabochons; silver links
  • Visible cabochon with 7mm diameter, base inside the shirt is 10mm
  • Matching cufflinks available here
  • Cabochons are made in Meru, north of France
  • Handmade in Paris, France
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Paris-based designer Samuel Gassmann became a cufflink maker by accident.

He began his career as an art curator, overseeing exhibitions at Art Basel Miami Beach and Saatchi & Saatchi. In 2007, he set out to make a documentary investigating the original purposes of men’s clothing, with a specific focus on the history of the button. After six months researching and studying it, buttons became an object of fascination and lef Gassmann to reinterpret this simple part of a man's wardrobe into simple and tasteful accessories made of noble materials : he started his line of cufflinks soon after.

Gassmann assembles the cufflinks himself in his Paris studio and draws on the specific skills of artisans throughout France for the various materials he uses - for example the mother-of-pearl cabochons are handmade in Méru, in the North of France, global capital of nacre (mother-of-pearl) and the site of much button-making history.

Samuel Gassmann cufflinks are made of enamelled porcelain, mother-of-pearl or genuine horn, with links made of sterling silver or bronze. Many of the shapes draw on traditional men's clothing elements such as the shirt button or fabric textures.

Free standard shipping on all orders to US and Canada. Customers are able to upgrade to faster shipping at checkout at a cost.

We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. If an item doesn’t fit or is not to your liking, we offer free exchange and returns on all regular priced merchandise within 30 days on unworn and unaltered items. Note that any return shipment costs for international orders, as well as any associated duties, taxes or fees are your responsibility.

No returns on custom orders, underwear/hosiery and final sale products. See full Return Policy in Customer Service / FAQ area