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  • Artist Biography

    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 Magnificent Fancy Yellow Diamond and Diamond Ring

Set with a rectangular-cut fancy yellow diamond, weighing approximately 9.55 carats, framed on either side by trapezoid-cut diamond shoulders, mounted in platinum and 18K yellow gold, size 6.
Signed 'Cartier', no.889094
With report no.11332026 dated 23 October 2000 from the Gemological Institute of America, stating that the diamond weighing 9.55 carats is Fancy Yellow color and VS2 clarity

Estimate
$180,000 - 250,000 

Sold for $191,000

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Jewels

New York Auction 8 December 2014 2pm