At Ogdens we love to collect distinctive gifts and accessories, particularly those with the quality to last a lifetime.
Take the Murrle Bennett stick pin. Ernst Mürrle and J.B.Bennett founded their business in 1896, and were widely known for their production of Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts style jewellery. The 15ct yellow gold stick pin with turquoise detail dates from the turn of the 20th Century and is in lovely condition.
The lapis lazuli, 18ct gold and diamond knot cufflinks are far more recent, but display the same artisanal flair, and the finishing is wonderful. Lapis lazuli is usually found in crystalline marble, and since antiquity has been prized as a pigment, 'ultramarine', famously known to the Old Masters as the 'the world's costliest colour' and considered more precious than gold.
The 9ct gold pen knife would feature in the ultimate Christmas cracker, and the chequered flag cufflinks would be a discreet way for a motor-racing enthusiast to wear their passion to work.
The onyx and silver cufflinks have a collet-set diamond to the centre for a touch of panache, and the card case, shaped to fit next to the hip, is an Edwardian original.
Finally, a signet ring allows for plenty of personalisation, either engraved with a family crest or initials, or a design of your choice. Hand engraving is a rare art these days, but we are fortunate enough to work with some of the very finest in the UK.