At Wimbledon Cufflink company we have a huge range of different designs of cufflinks in both silver and in gold and we are constantly adding new designs to the range. During our coffee breaks, we often kick ideas around and somebody will say “Why don’t we produce a pair of cufflinks with ‘xyz’ on them?” ‘Xyz’ could be anything, but if we all agree it’s a good idea we’ll just sit down and draught a design and then if we all like it we just put it into production. Having bright ideas is what we are all about, and our customers know that there will always be something new and exciting for them with which to adorn their shirtsleeves.
This is how we had the ideas for our aeronautical cufflinks that we produced last year. We knew it was the 100th anniversary of the RAF and we wanted to produce cufflinks to celebrate it, but we hadn’t got any bright ideas until one of our number suggested the jet engine. Then we remembered that Frank Whittle was a young RAF officer in the 1920’s and hit upon the idea of powering a plane with a turbine, and hence the jet engine was born. So we set about the design and came up with the red, white and blue of the RAF with an innovative twist to display it as a jet engine.
Lots of our ideas come this way. We were looking for national symbols for the four countries of the UK. The Welsh Dragon was an obvious choice, as was the Scottish Thistle and the Irish Shamrock. Then somebody remembered the Royal Oak which dates from the time of Charles II when he hid from the Roundheads after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The oak is displayed in gold on a dark green background and fits in perfectly with our other English symbols such as the Three English Lions, the English Rose, and the English Lion Rampant.Of course, you may have some ideas of your own for a pair of cufflinks, and that’s fine. We are happy to produce bespoke cufflinks with any design that you wish.