Red Deer Tusk Cufflinks & Pendants

Hand-Made Tusk Cufflinks & Chain Pendants set in Sterling Silver

Jewellery set with stag teeth (‘hirschgrandln’) was first made popular in the early 19th century in the Alpine regions of Europe where it was believed to bring good luck to future hunts. The idea was brought over to Britain by Prince Albert who gifted Queen Victoria with numerous pieces of jewellery, set with the teeth from stags he’d hunted in the Royal grounds of Balmoral Estate in Scotland. 1

 

Today we are continuing this tradition by polishing red deer tusk teeth (ivory canines 2) and setting them in sterling silver to create a unique and original pair of cufflinks or chain pendant.

 

By sending us the tusk teeth, the cufflinks or chain pendant can be a reminder of a first stag or a particular hunting adventure - please contact us for pre-set stock to check availability.

When ordering, please put the promotional code in brackets after your ‘Full Name’ so we can make a donation to the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG).

 

Scottish Silversmith

All of our jewellery is hand-made in Scotland, hallmarked and individually numbered which all adds to the provenance of the jewellery.

 

The silver pendant is 'hammer finished' which creates a subtle facet look and feel that integrates with the smooth undulations of the ivory tusk. The sterling silver pendant chain is 18” (457mm) long i.e. 229mm clasp to pendant but a longer chain can be specified on the order form, when ordering; 20” (508mm), 22” (559mm) or 24” (600mm).

 

Both the cufflinks and pendant are presented in a velvet blue box with a card insert of the date and estate or forest name of where the stag was taken, provided the information is supplied when ordering.

 

The sterling silver cufflinks (pair) and pendant are priced at £180 including delivery within the UK, excluding any personal hand engraving, please see below for Hand Engraving instructions.

 

For delivery outside of the UK, there is a charged of £19.95 for ‘International Tracked & Signed’.

 

Ordering

Please kindly fill in and forward the appropriate order form(s).

Once we have received the order request information, we will send you an invoice by email with instructions on how and where to send the deer ‘tusk teeth’ for setting as cufflinks or as a pendant.

 

N.B.   Please kindly clean the tusk teeth in preparation for setting.

 

When payment has been cleared we aim to deliver the cufflinks within 20 working days.

 

If engraving is required, this will take a little longer depending on the engraver’s workload.

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Hand Engraving

 
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For pre-set silver cufflink and chain pendant stock, please contact us by email or via our Contact Us page.

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Please download a PDF summary of the ‘Ordering Instructions’.

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We can organise hand engraving by a Master Hand Engraver for cufflinks. Please note that we have to send the cufflinks and/or pendants to a separate workshop and this may take a couple of extra weeks due to the unknown timescale of the Master Hand Engraver’s current workload.

 

Engraving is priced at £100 for all digits on cufflink plates and pendant clasps.

 

 

Engraving Fonts

For Coats of Arms or specific engraving designs, please email the artwork as a high-resolution .jpg file for us to organise a quotation.

 

If you would like us to organise hand engraving, please kindly fill in and submit the Engraving Form to us.

 

 

N.B.     As Sybarite Sporting’s Red Deer Tusk Cufflinks and Pendants are custom hand-made, they are

            non-refundable. This is compliant with The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and

            Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 which clearly states that ‘made to order’ items are non-

            refundable. In the unlikely event that there is a problem with an item please contact us upon

            receipt and we will do our best to rectify any problems.

            Items returned with no prior notification, and deemed suitable for a refund, will not be refunded

            - please see our Product Terms & Conditions.

 

 

Cleaning & Storing Silver

Throughout history, silver has been used to make a wide range of shimmering objects. However, silver is a soft metal that often suffers from tarnishing, it’s important to keep your silver cufflinks and chain pendants clean and shiny.

 

Please see our Cleaning & Storing Silver page to help you keep your silver looking it’s best.

 

IVORY RED DEER TUSK

Red deer possess the rare distinction of having both antlers and ivory canine teeth, believed to have been bona fide tusks many thousands of years ago during the animal's evolution. 1

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     References:

      1  Royal Collection; Necklace 1860 (RCIN 13508) R & S GARRARD (opposite)

      2  R Espinoza, Edgard O. & Mann, Mary-Jacque (1999) Identification guide for ivory and ivory

          substitutes. WWF, TRAFFIC, co-operation with CITES. Originally published by World

          Wildlife Fund and The Conservation Foundation, 1991. 4.

 

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