These cufflinks were cast from an antique wax seal stamp from the 1800's.
These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come is a huge verity of designs, mottos, sentiments, heraldry and proverbs...
This seals features a sprig of shamrock.... one of the most recognizable Irish Emblem. The seal has the words 'Erin go Bragh" around the edge. This particular stamp is a rare shield shape. The words 'Erin go Bragh' is the anglicization of the Irish phrase Erin go Brach, which is most often translated to 'Ireland Forever'. It is used to express allegiance to Ireland and is still used today at GAA matches (Irelands national sport.) Therefore it is a perfect emblem to wear for St. Patricks day... as a gift for someone who is emigrating or for one of the many Irish Diaspora around the world.
The cufflinks measures approx. 13.2mm across the centre. This may vary however as each one is made by hand.