A Pink Sapphire and Diamond 'Meli Melo' Parure, Cartier

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  • Description

    -Ring, bracelet and earrings, all set with multi-shaped pink sapphire altogether approximately 6.50 carats
    -Highlighted by brilliant-cut diamonds
    -All platinum
    -All signed Cartier, nos. 955847, 953702 and 980113
    -Bracelet length approximately 170mm
    -Ring size 4½

    With three Cartier pouches and service receipt

  • Artist 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 Pink Sapphire and Diamond 'Meli Melo' Parure, Cartier

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 80,000 
€7,100-9,400
$7,700-10,300

sold for HK$62,500

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