These stained birchwood cufflinks are unique. The laser-etched pattern (the argyle in particular) 'suit' my style. Despite the subtle tone of wood (i.e., no bling), these cufflinks will attract attention and complements. They function well; however, the steel parts of the cufflinks looked faded and were stained with a generally tarnished look. Also, not certain the glue will hold the metal to the birchwood facade for too long. Let's see what the future holds!