At Wimbledon Cufflink Company we are noted for our range of Heritage cufflink designs. We take the best of history and tradition and incorporate them into a choice of gold or silver to celebrate your nationality and demonstrate your pride in your country of birth. This has you covered whether you are English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, American, Canadian, French, or Spanish, and we even have Roman Heritage cufflinks depicting the SPQR symbol and the Rod of Caduceus.
Caduceus? Who he?
The caduceus is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology and consequently by Hermes Trismegistus in Greco-Egyptian mythology, according to Wikipedia. It depicts a winged rod with two entwined serpents, and we present it in gold on a bright blue background. Hermes was the messenger of the gods and a protector of tradespeople. The Rod of Caduceus symbolises prudence and diligence which are essential for good business. The same staff was also borne by heralds in general, for example by Iris, the messenger of Hera.
We also produce several British Heritage cufflinks such as the Oak cufflinks which depict the oak tree in which Charles II hid from the Roundheads after he was defeated at the Battle of Worcester in 1651. It is presented in gold on a dark green background.
If you are Welsh, you will love our Welsh Dragon cufflinks which depict the dragon in gold on a red background. Legend has it that it was the battle standard of King Arthur, and it was incorporated into the arms of the capital of Wales, Cardiff, in 1954. The Welsh Dragon cufflinks signify Celtic pride and tradition, and the dragon remains a potent symbol of personal identification.
For the Scots, we have the Scottish Lion cufflinks featuring the Lion Rampant in silver on a blue background. This signifies courage and strength and dates back to the 12th century and the reign of William I when it featured as the Royal Banner of Scotland.
English Rose Cufflinks
We also produce the English Rose cufflinks. This symbol is also known as the Tudor Rose and was adopted by Henry VIII who merged the rival red and white roses of Lancashire and Yorkshire. It has been adopted by many sporting bodies including the English Rugby Team. This is presented in gold on a dark blue background and represents nobility.
We haven’t forgotten our American friends either. We have several American designs, not the least of which is the American Eagle in gold. This was first used on the Great Seal of the US in 1782 and today is used by many institutions and appears on many documents as a symbol of national freedom.
Also representing freedom from tyranny is the Statue of Liberty and the image is based on the Roman goddess Libertas who was worshipped by freed slaves. The Statue of Liberty welcomed immigrants into the country as they sailed into New York harbour.
We produce many more Heritage cufflinks including those of Moorish descent, the Canadian Maple Leaf, and the SPQR cufflink of Roman heritage.