Cufflinks can be made of almost anything, and ornamented with everything from precious stones to repurposed novelty junk. Gold, silver, and platinum are obvious favorites, especially for cufflinks that have no other decorative materials, and that rely on the quality of their metal alone for aesthetic value.
- Glass – versatile and affordable, with many coloring options.
- Mother-of-pearl – a pale, glossy material sourced from seashells.
- Rose gold – an alloy of gold and copper that produces a reddish-tinted metal.
- Gunmetal – an alloy of copper, zinc, and tin that produces a dark, glossy metal. Masculine and contemporary.