A Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Earclips, Cartier

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    • Two cushion-shaped sapphires, 12.82 and 12.30 carats

    • Brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, altogether weighing approximately 7.00 carats

    • Platinum and 18 karat white gold

    • French assay marks

    • Signed Cartier, numbered 806024

    (12.82- and 12.30-carat Sapphires) SSEF report, numbered 33689, dated 22 April 1999, Sri Lanka, no indications of thermal enhancement.

    附瑞士SSEF證書

    Accompanied by Cartier Certificate of Authenticity, original sketch and a signed box.

  • Maker Bio

    Cartier

    French

    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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A Pair of Sapphire and Diamond Earclips, Cartier

12.82 及 12.30克拉「斯里蘭卡」天然藍寶石配鑽石耳環一對, 卡地亞, 藍寶石未經加熱處理

Estimate
HK$1,200,000 - 1,700,000 
$150,000-220,000

sold for HK$1,375,000

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2017