“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. “
(United States Declaration of Independence)
ПThe portrait of Abraham Lincoln, who has become the symbol of Liberty, is worked upon green Ukrainian amber, which is known by its capability to increase its color potential in the course of time. Here it is combining both historical scrolls on the Stripes and Stars background. The profile shape of the cufflinks resembles a seal. The clasp reminds of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial theme with the bas-relief images of four Presidents who determined the USA historical development: George Washington – the Father of American democratic Nation, Abraham Lincoln, who put an end to slavery, Thomas Jefferson – the US Declaration of Independence creator and Theodor Roosevelt, who is believed to have saved the country.
The stud binding is designed in the form of the Brooklyn Bridge pier, which in another foreshortening looks like stylized Trident, the central heraldic symbol of Ukrainian State Emblem, denoting the aspiration for the unity and freedom.
The “Liberty” cufflinks remind of lofty ideals introduced by Great Americans at the turning-points of history.