Deakin & Francis

Established 1786

Founded in 1786 by Benjamin Woolfield, who was later joined by Charles Deakin, Deakin & Francis manufacture the most iconic cufflinks around. Charles Deakin’s nephew Stephen joined the firm together with his brother-in-law John Francis and in 1888 the name changed to the name as it stands today. Today, the company is managed by brothers Henry and James Deakin, both fully qualified as gemologists.

Deakin & Francis’ signature piece is the hand painted enameled cufflink, made by using traditional methods that date back to the Pharaohs. For added snob appeal, Wikiconic would op for cufflinks with a classic chain (as pictured above) instead of the modern spring back fitting.

Pictured below are the classic enameled cufflinks:

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© Deakin & Francis Ltd., Birmingham, UK

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