High-end cufflink manufacturer, Deakin & Francis, is set to launch a brand new collection of lapel pins due to popular demand. The collection, which consists of over 20 new designs, features ducks, pheasants and bees inspired by the existing cufflinks collection. James Deakin, head designer, said: “My brother Henry and I had some lapel pins made for ourselves in the factory including a bulldog with cigar, which was based on the original cufflink.
“I designed. The idea was to create a piece of jewellery which would complement our cufflinks when worn together. The designs we have chosen are really quirky and eclectic.
“There’s something for everyone from the fisherman to the gentleman who enjoys a shoot. What’s also great is that they’re completely unisex so can make great gifts for ladies. They were so popular at trade shows that we just had to launch a collection for our clients.”
The lapel pins are all sterling silver and enamelled, some set with gem stones. The skull bandana lapel pins have moving jaws and sapphire or ruby eyes, the rabbit in a hat wiggles and the bumble bee has sapphire eyes. For keen fishermen there’s the trout or fishing fly, for food fanatics there’s the red chilli or green apple and for gentlemen that shoot there’s the pheasant head.
Other designs include brown hare with sapphire eyes, moose head with sapphire eyes, rubber duck, green wellington and gargoyle.