Deakin and Francis is a British brand who offers 17 personalised cufflinks made from sterling silver or 18ct gold. They offer three classic styles of engraving for initials; Sans Serif monogram (Fig.1), Script monogram, where the letters are slightly intertwined (Fig.2) and Serif monogram (Fig.3). Also you can choose enameled initials
Engraving takes approximately 5 working days.
Prices £150 – £2,865.
Founded in 1786 by Benjamin Woolfield, he was later joined by Charles Washington Shirley Deakin, who together with C.W.B Moore traded as Deakin and Moore from 1848 – 1879. Upon Moores retirement, Stephen Deakin joined his uncle Charles and the firm became Deakin and Nephew from 1879 – 1881.
When Charles Deakin retired in 1881, Stephen was joined by brother-in-law John H Francis and the name changed to the name as it stands today, Deakin and Francis.
Sadly the Francis line ceased with the death of Captain J H Francis in the First World War.
Despite these changes, business has remained in the same building that once had as its resident the legendary James Watt – father of the Industrial Revolution and name sake of the unit of power and revolutioniser of the steam engine.
Seven generations after ancestors developed the product range and taking over from their father, the business is today managed by brothers Henry and James Deakin.
James’ passion is designing new cufflinks – his inspiration comes from travelling the world to attending trade shows or simply something that catches his eye. Henry loves meeting customers and is passionate about the future and building the brand