A Pair of Turquoise, Citrine, Diamond and Gold Earrings

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    • 1937

    • Sugarloaf turquoise and calibré-cut citrines
      Old European- and rectangular-shaped step-cut diamonds
      Signed, numbered
      18 karat yellow gold, length approximately 1.25 inches

  • Maker Bio



    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 Turquoise, Citrine, Diamond and Gold Earrings

$10,000 - 15,000 

sold for $46,250

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Susan Abeles
Head of Department, Americas and Senior International Specialist
New York
+1 212 940 1383


New York Auction 9 December 2019