Scales of Justice Cufflinks are not just for those balance oriented libras out there. In this justice section, we feature the world renowned Lady Justice and her elegant scales. The concept of a goddess of justice is old indeed, dating to ancient Egyptian and Greek times. The Egyptians had Ma'at, who stood for order and carried both a sword and the Feather of Truth. The Greeks had the goddess Themis, who stood for law, order and justice (and who, incidentally, was mother to the Fates, who themselves were noted for judging humanity). The Roman goddess of justice, Justitia, is the most direct inspiration, since she carried the sword, scales and blindfold we are familiar with today. Did you know that Lady Justice often carries a sword in one hand. The sword is a historical symbol of authority, wielded by kings, emperors and generals. It is therefore one of the earliest symbols for justice, as the power of a monarch could be delivered with a stroke of the sword. Any cufflink from this section would make a perfect gift for a new lawyer, a recent college graduate, recent law school graduate, or your local judge (especially if you want to win extra brownie points).