Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of sterling silver mid-century modern Scandinavian cuff links by Victor Janson c. 1970. These stylish links feature a cushion shaped rectangle with raised "wave" design. The pieces have an oxidized surface giving the links a dramatic look. The rounded rectangle is 15/16" long X 7/8" wide(maximum dimensions). The cuff link is a flip back or swivel style in an oval shape which features the same design as the front. Both pieces are marked with Victor Janson maker's mark "VJ" + an English "L" for the city of Lindesberg, Sweden + "U9" for the year 1970. The marks also have the Swedish "Three Crowns" mark indicating country of origin and the silver purity mark. The pieces weigh 12.1 grams.
Victor Janson Company was founded in the town of Lindesberg, Sweden. Janson studied watchmaking in Chicago, Illinois and returned to his home country to found his own business. His wife, Celia, became a jewelry designer and influenced her husband to pursue jewelry making, as well as, watchmaking. The company is still in business.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing. The silver is marked "Sterling".
When you own vintage handmade jewelry, you wear a design that is unique and represents the artist's vision. It is made by a skilled craftsman and can have features which are only found in this piece. The jewelry may exhibit the marks of the craftsman. It will not be perfect. The jewelry will show age appropriate tarnish, unless we state otherwise. These links have minimal patina.
Svelte Scandinavian MCM Cufflinks c. 1970