Cut the Chase - Why are cufflinks "expensive"?

Cut the Chase - Why are cufflinks

I recently was told that some of our cufflinks were expensive. 
While it may seem so, the expensiveness of an item depends on many factors. Let me explain.

First, the materials used to make cufflinks are rare materials. Cufflinks can be made from a variety of materials such as precious metals like gold or silver, and gemstones such as diamonds or sapphires. These materials are expensive to acquire and they price is always fluctuating. Compared to mass-produced stainless steel cufflinks, Silver cufflinks are entirely made and assembled by hand.

Second, the craftsmanship of cufflinks also adds to the cost. High-end cufflinks are made by skilled artisans who take the time to carefully design and create each piece, one by one. They're not comparable to mass-produced cufflinks. It's like the difference between a a fake Rolex and a genuine Rolex, the first one is mass-produced, without attention to details, without the expertise and without the know-how. The genuine Rolex, on the other hand is the result of years of experience, research and attention to details. The latter is also covered by an extensive guarantee.

The craftsmanship process is often labor-intensive and requires a high level of skill and attention to detail. This results in a higher production cost, which is, eventually, reflected in the retail price.

Third, when cufflinks are handmade, they also come with a guarantee against defects. That's also what one buys : peace of mind that what was bought will last and will be transmitted to the young generation. Sure you can buy cheap cufflinks, but if/when they break, the money you spent is lost. While when buying cufflinks from a reputable brand/maker, you know what, in the unlikely event of breakage, your investment is not lost.

In conclusion, cufflinks can be expensive because of the materials, craftsmanship, brand and exclusivity associated with them. While they are not a necessity, they are a luxurious and sophisticated accessory that can elevate any formal outfit. They can be considered as a worthwhile investment for those who value quality, style, and exclusivity.


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