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  • Catalogue Essay

    Asscher cut is the first step-cut invented in the early 1900’s by the Asscher brothers of Holland. It is a modification on the most popular cut of the time, the cushion-cut. It is square to rectangular in shape, cut with a flat table, accentuated with many small step-cuts along the top area. It has then gradually evolved into what is known today as the emerald-cut.

  • Artist Biography



    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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An Art Deco Diamond Ring, Cartier, Circa 1920

Signed Cartier
Size 6

HK$2,000,000 - 2,300,000 

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

Jewels and Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018