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Cartier Yellow Gold Art Deco Leaf Foliage Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Yellow gold foliage motif art deco Cartier diamond brooch. 16 Round Brilliant cut diamonds. Carat Weight: 0.75cts approx. 18K Yellow Gold. Dimensions: 2.8in x 2in Signed Cartier, num...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier London Art Deco Diamond Jacques Cartier Museum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier London Art Deco Diamond Museum Brooch Typical Jacques Cartier Produced by Cartoer's English Art Works A classic 1920's Cartier Art Deco diamond brooch in platinum; designed...
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Vintage 1920s French Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Art Deco Emerald Ruby Diamond Flower Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This rare Art Deco flower brooch by Cartier Paris, from ca 1938, was designed to exhibit an amazing 3 dimensional look of a flower blossom, with all petals at different heights and ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Platinum, 18k Gold

Cartier Art Deco Coral, Diamond and Enamel Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A Cartier Art Deco Coral, Diamond and Enamel Brooch with polished coral batons, French and old-cut diamonds, black and red enamel, platinum, circa 1928, unsigned. Cartier, 2003: Co...
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Vintage 1920s Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Enamel

Cartier Diamond Clip Brooch 1950S
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Diamond and platinum Clip Brooch. Signed Cartier. French marks. Circa 1950. Gross weight: 21.88 grammes.
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Art Déco Diamond Enamel Onyx Gold Clip Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Zurich, CH
Magnificent Art Déco diamond enamel and onyx gold clip brooch by Cartier. Entirely handcrafted in 18 karat white and yellow gold partly decorated with blue and golden enamel, the cli...
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Vintage 1920s Unknown Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, Enamel, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Paris Art Deco Onyx Diamond Bow Brooch, Circa 1920’s
By Cartier
Located in Kenley surrey, GB
An Fine quality original art deco Bow Brooch circa 1920s signed Cartier Paris. This superb brooch is set with 42 old European cut diamonds and 41 black onyx stones. Designed as a bow...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This rare Cartier Paris aquamarine brooch with its bold diamond chevron patterning dates from the 1930s, when designers created a dynamic series of jewels that featured these limpid ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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White Diamond, Aquamarine, Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Platinum Vintage Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful vintage brooch made by Cartier in the 1930s. The brooch is featuring old-cut diamonds weighing approximately 8 carats. The metal is platinum. Signed Cartier. Serial numbe...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Art Deco Diamond Coral Onyx Gold Penannular Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Paris Art Deco Diamond Coral Onyx Gold Penannular Brooch. Called by Cartier as an 'Agrafe Surete' pin, derived from Celtic jewelry, only a handful of these were made by Carti...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Cartier Platinum Diamond Clip Brooch, Signed, Cartier London, 1950
By Cartier
Located in Heerlen, NL
One (1) White Platinum Brooch, signed: Cartier London. Clip mechanique, set with: 36 brillant cut daimonds 3.00ct VVS/VS -D-E 10 single cut diamaonds 0.20ct VVS/VS - D-E 19 baquet...
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Vintage 1950s British Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris circa 1925 Art Deco Black Onyx Diamond Topiary Jabot Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A brooch designed as a potted topiary set throughout with European-cut diamonds, interspersed with French-, baguette-, and single-cut diamonds, accented with black onyx detailing, co...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Gemolithos a Cartier Signed Diamond Brooch, circa 1938
By Cartier
Located in Munich, DE
A Cartier signed Diamond Brooch, circa 1938, approx. 10ct of Diamonds; Bigger Diamond estimated circa 1,20ct, total Weight 28,17gr, Length: 5cm, Width: 4cm.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

1930s Cartier Rare Art Deco Diamond Enamel Platinum Horse and Jockey Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This rare art deco Cartier brooch is made in fine platinum and features a finely crafted galloping horse pave-set with approximately 27 full-cut and 8 rose-cut diamonds of an estimat...
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Vintage 1930s French Brooches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Platinum

Cartier 1940 Paris Art-Deco Ladybug Pin Brooch 18Kt Yellow Gold Coral & Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Ladybug "Coccinelle" clip brooch designed by Cartier. Very cute and rare antique ladybug pin brooch, created by the house of Cartier in Paris, France, during the art deco period bac...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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White Diamond, Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

A Cartier New York Art Deco Tutti Frutti Double Clip Brooch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier New York Art Deco Tutti Frutti double clip brooch. An exceptional piece, a beautiful example of Cartier's iconic Tutti Frutti design adorned with carved emeralds, baguette...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Tutti Frutti Flower Vase Brooch, circa 1930s
By Cartier
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
Cartier Art Deco Tutti Frutti Flower Vase Brooch, ca. 1930s A beautiful and rare Cartier Tutti Frutti brooch depicting a flower vase with carved ruby and carved emerald leaves. The ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Platinum

Retro Cartier Diamond Palladium Floral Double Clip Brooch Pin
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
This exquisite Vintage Cartier double clip brooch pin was inspired in a Floral Motif and crafted in Luxurious Palladium. Each side of the brooch mirrors the other with a floral gr...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Palladium

Art Déco Aquamarine Diamond Platinum Clip by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in Zurich, CH
Superb Art Déco aquamarine diamond platinum clip by Cartier. Designed as an open fan and set with 8 baguette-shaped aquamarines totalling circa 9.60 carats and 20 old-cut and single-...
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Vintage 1920s Unknown Art Deco Brooches

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Aquamarine, Diamond, Platinum

Antique Cartier Art Deco Platinum Onyx Diamond Bow Pin
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A classic example of Art Deco Cartier, this elongated platinum bow pin is set with calibre cut onyx and diamonds dating to about 1920. The bow accent was a popular motif in the Edwar...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Vintage Cartier Jockey Brooch Pin Gold and Platinum, Diamonds and Sapphires
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Designer: Cartier Metal: Yellow Gold, Platinum (horse saddle) Metal Purity: 18k, 950 (saddle) Style: Brooch / Pin Era: 1930's Stones: Sapphire, Diamonds Hallmark: Cartier ...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Carved Jade and Coral Brooch by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
This charming Art Deco brooch crafted by the legendary Cartier takes the form of a vase holding a beautiful floral arrangement. Carved coral forms the base of the design, while carve...
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20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Jade, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Cartier Art Deco Carnelian, Diamond and Bi-Colored Gold Clip
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier New York Art Deco Carnelian, Diamond, Sapphire, Enamel, Platinum, and Bi-Colored Gold Clip. Made in the USA, circa 1930 Carved carnelian, approximately 1 3/16 x 3/4 inches O...
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Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Brooches

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Carnelian, Diamond, Gold

Cartier Art Deco Jade Jabot Pin
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
Embodying the glamor and modish motifs of the Roaring 20s, this exquisite Art Deco-era jabot pin was crafted by the esteemed Cartier. Formed from an exceptional specimen of jade, the...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Jade, Ruby

Cartier Art Deco Carved Emerald and Diamond Jabot Pin, Circa 1925
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Art Deco carved emerald and diamond jabot pin, circa 1925. This exquisite jabot pin embodies the glamour and modish motifs of the Roaring 20s perfectly. The top is set wi...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Hand and Flower Pin Brooch, 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Platinum
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Art Deco hand and flower pin brooch in 18 karat yellow gold and platinum. A fun and playful piece, inspired by French Surrealism featuring a carved coral hand, wearing a s...
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Vintage 1920s French Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Onyx, Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier London 1930s Diamond Emerald Clip
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Circa 1930's. Platinum and 18 karat yellow gold swirl brooch set with approximately 3.50 carats of round and baguette cut diamonds, and approximately 6.53 carats of square emerald c...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Silk Evening Bag With Jade and Diamond Clasp Circa 1925
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Art Deco silk brocade and gemstone evening bag by Cartier London, circa 1925, the bag of rectangular envelope design, the silk embroidered with a floral motif in metallic...
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Vintage 1920s English Brooches

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Diamond, Jade, Platinum

Cartier Paris Vintage 1950s Diamond Stylized Floral Pin
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Paris Vintage 1950s Diamond Stylized Floral Pin A fine signed “Cartier”; circa 1950s platinum brooch, designed as three leaves, set with cushion-shaped and round diamonds. L...
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Vintage 1950s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

1920s Art Deco Cartier Coral Diamond Onyx Rock Crystal Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An delightful Cartier Art Deco brooch, the brooch comprising an openwork rectangular plaque with two central coral bars with rock crystal sides, with fan-shaped diamond and onyx term...
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Early 20th Century British Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, Rock Crystal, Coral, Platinum

Cartier Emerald and Diamond Clou Stick-Pin
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier emerald and diamond stick-pin, the pin in the form of a horse shoe nail, the head and the point set with calibre-cut emeralds and old-brilliant-cut diamonds, set in platin...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold, Platinum

Art Deco Cartier Ruby and Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Art Deco Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Ruby and Diamond Brooch by Cartier, Paris • Signed Cartier Paris, numbered 2006, with French assay marks • 57 old European-cut diamonds weighing app...
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Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

1924 Cartier Art Deco Onyx Diamond Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Art Deco Platinum, Diamond and Onyx Brooch by Cartier, 1924 • Unsigned, numbered 1637 • Accompanied by Cartier Valuation for Insurance stating that the brooch is by Cartier, New York...
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Vintage 1920s American Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier London Art Deco Aquamarine Diamond Clip Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Kortrijk, BE
A very fine Art Deco aquamarine and diamond clip brooch by Cartier London of geometric design, set with oval, baguette and kite-shaped aquamarines and circular cut diamonds, mounted ...
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Early 20th Century British Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Aquamarine, Gold, Platinum

Cartier Early Art Deco Onyx Diamond Platinum Bow Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Kortrijk, BE
A very fine early Art Deco onyx and diamond bow brooch by Cartier, the horizontally aligned ribbon bow set with a central row of square cut onyx between courses of circular cut diamo...
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Vintage 1910s American Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Natural Pearl and Diamond Pin Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An Early 20th Century colored natural saltwater baroque pearl mounted with beautiful diamonds, by Cartier. Set to the front with a button-shaped grey natural pearl, measuring appro...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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White Diamond, Natural Pearl, White Gold

Rare Art Deco Cartier Diamond Nephrite Colored Stone Enamel Clip Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Art Deco 18 karat yellow gold, platinum, diamond, ruby, citrine, nephrite, amazonite and enamel clip brooch by Cartier • Signed Cartier • 10 single-cut and 8 old European-cut diamond...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Amazonite, Citrine, Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow...

Cartier Art Deco Lacquer Diamond Gold Rose in Hand Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
The lacquered hand holds a polished gold flower set with an old mine cut diamond weighing approximately .20 carat. The wrist is set with small rose-cut diamonds. Signed Cartier, ...
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Vintage 1910s French Brooches

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Diamond, Gold

Art Deco Cartier Tourmaline Diamond Gold Bow Brooch Double Clips
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A brooch in the form of a stylised stepped bow, that separates off its frame into a pair of dress clips. Set with square cut green tourmalines to the ends of each section and brillia...
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Vintage 1940s American Post-War Brooches

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Diamond, Tourmaline, 18k Gold

Art-Deco Cartier New York Brooch Gold 14 Karat Platinum Pearls Diamonds Onyx
By Cartier
Located in Boulogne Billancourt, FR
CARTIER Art-Deco pin/brooch made with 14 natural pearls, 16 roses diamonds (old cut), 4 onyx squares (two with very little faults), yellow gold 14K and platinum mount. There is a sec...
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Vintage 1910s Art Deco Brooches

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White Diamond, Onyx, Natural Pearl, 14k Gold, Platinum

Art Deco Cartier Citrine Diamond Clip
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Art Deco Platinum, 18 Karat Gold, Citrine and Diamond Clip Brooch by Cartier, circa 1935 • Signed Cartier • 11 citrines of emerald-cut and fancy-shaped step-cut citrines • 23 round d...
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Vintage 1940s Art Deco Brooches

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Citrine, Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Art Deco Cartier Platinum and Diamond Clip
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite detail on this timeless platinum and diamond Cartier clip that you'll wear 100 different ways from now through eternity. Over 2 cts of bright white diamonds.
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

CARTIER LONDON Art Deco Diamond Dress Clip
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
CARTIER London Art Deco Diamond Clip For similar see page 283, CARTIER by Judy Rudoe,Harry Abrams.
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British Brooches

CARTIER LONDON Documented Art Deco Diamond Clip
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
CARTIER London Documented Art Deco Diamond Clip illustrated page 21, Cartier London workshop records, CARTIER by Judy Rudoe,Harry Abrams. The record shows this diamond clip was deliv...
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British Brooches

CARTIER Art Deco Onyx Blue Enamel Diamond Clip
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
CARTIER Art Deco Onyx Ruby Blue Enamel Diamond Clip. For the use of blue enamel by Cartier New York, see page 217 , CARTIER by Judy Rudoe,Harry Abrams.
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American Brooches

CARTIER Art Deco Lapis Lazuli Enamel Diamond Clip
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
CARTIER Art Deco Lapis Lazuli Ruby Enamel Diamond Clip. For the use of white enamel by Cartier New York, see page 212 , CARTIER by Judy Rudoe,Harry Abrams.
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American Brooches

Art Deco Cartier Diamond, Onyx and Platinum Jabot
By Cartier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Art Deco Platinum, Onyx and Diamond Jabot Brooch by Cartier, Paris • Signed Cartier, numbered 0959, with French assay marks on both terminals • 46 old-European-cut diamonds approxima...
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Vintage 1910s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Diamond Onyx Platinum Jabot Pin
By Cartier
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful Cartier Art Deco Diamond, Onyx and Platinum Jabot Pin in the form of an arrow. The ‘feathers’ are millegrain edged and set with 48 Old Rose Cut Diamonds, flanking a single...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Black Onyx Diamond Platinum Arrow Jabot
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier, An Art Deco Platinum, Diamond and Black Onyx Arrow Jabot. The arrow is set with rectangular-cut and fancy shaped black onyx and rose-cut diamonds and measures approximately ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

14 Karat Yellow Tourmaline Cartier Brooch or Pin
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This beauitifully detalied brooch feratures a 3.3cm x 3.95cm yellow tourmaline, and approximately 1.90 carats of old cut diamonds. 28.22gr stamp: cartier 14 Every Upper-Luxury piece ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Tourmaline, 14k Gold

Art Deco .50 Carat Diamond Antique Brooch 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cartier
Located in Tampa, FL
An absolutely stunning figleaf antique brooch crafted in 18K Yellow Gold featuring a .50ct. apx. European cut diamond. This brooch is of incredible high quality from the well known m...
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Vintage 1920s Unknown Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Art Deco Enamel Rock Crystal Ruby Diamond Brooch in the Style of Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautifully crafted pin depicting a cluster of four flowers centered around fine cabochon rubies placed on a hand carved round tube of rock crystal, all pavé set with diamonds and...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Ruby

CARTIER Art Deco Diamond Clips
Located in New York , NY
CARTIER Art Deco Diamond Clips
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Vintage 1930s American Brooches

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Square Cut Diamond and Sapphire Bar Pin
By Cartier
Located in Red Bank, NJ
This Beautiful Vintage Cartier Bar Pin Will Highlight Any Outfit! 18 Karat Yellow Gold, With Channel Set Square Blue Sapphires & Diamonds. Each Sapphire Section Has 8 Stones, Diamon...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

CARTIER Art Deco Diamond & Onyx Jabot
Located in New York City, NY
A rare art deco jabot pin with old mine diamonds and onyx panels, set on platinum. By Cartier. Signed and numbered with French Hallmarks.
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French Brooches

CARTIER PARIS Art Deco Diamond Platinum & Onyx Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Lakewood, NJ
Cartier Paris charming Art Deco style hanging Diamond and Onyx tie style brooch
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Onyx, Diamond, Platinum

CARTIER Art Deco Diamond Clip Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Platinum & Diamond Signed Cartier Clip Brooch, set with Round, Baguette, Bullet and Asher cut Diamonds totaling 3 Carats.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Jade and Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Bethesda, MD
From Cartier, this magnificent diamond and jadeite jade brooch. Set with a carved oval jade and intricate workmanship this brooch exemplifies Cartier's Art Deco design. Measuring 2 i...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Jade, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco 1920s Diamond Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Iconic circa 1920s Art Deco platinum Cartier brooch, Adorned with approx. 3.50ctw in diamonds (center stone is approx. 0.61ct). The brooch measures 38m x 25mm. Marked Cartier, 5427. ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Platinum

Art Deco Cartier Paris Pair Diamond Brooch Clips
By Cartier
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Cartier double clip platinum, round and baguette cut diamonds , size 3.2 cm, with Cartier box (28,05grs)
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold

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Deco Cartier Diamond Brooch For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact deco cartier diamond brooch you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Frequently made of Platinum, Gold and 18k Gold, this item was constructed with great care. Find an antique version now, or shop for 124 vintage or 1 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. Finding the perfect deco cartier diamond brooch may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 19th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also old european cut and rose cut versions for sale. If you’re browsing our inventory for a deco cartier diamond brooch, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

How Much is a Deco Cartier Diamond Brooch?

Prices for a deco cartier diamond brooch can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $3,600 and can go as high as $355,000, while this accessory, on average, fetches $26,680.

Cartier Biography and Important Works

For its extraordinary range of bracelets, watches, rings and other adornments, French luxury house Cartier is undeniably one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

Perhaps 1847 was not the ideal time to open a new watchmaking and jewelry business, as the French Revolution was not kind to the aristocracy who could afford such luxuries. Nevertheless, it was the year Louis-François Cartier (1819–1904) — who was born into poverty — founded his eponymous empire, assuming control of the workshop of watchmaker Adolphe Picard, under whom he had previously been employed as an assistant. Of course, in the beginning, it was a relatively modest affair, but by the late 1850s, Cartier had its first royal client, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned the jeweler to design brooches, earrings and other accessories.

Under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred, who took over in 1874, business boomed. Royalty around the world wore Cartier pieces, including Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the Maharaja of Patiala and King Edward VII, who had 27 tiaras made by the jewelry house for his coronation in 1902 and issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. (Today, the British royal family still dons Cartier pieces; Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, regularly sports a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.)

Cartier’s golden years, however, began when Alfred introduced his three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, to the business. The brothers expanded Cartier globally: Louis reigned in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London, ensuring their brand’s consistency at their branches across the world. The trio also brought in such talents as Charles Jacqueau and Jeanne Toussaint.

One of Cartier’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch — one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. (Previously, a large number of people were using only pocket watches.) Louis designed the timepiece in 1904 for his friend, popular Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who wanted to be able to check the time more easily while flying.

Cartier’s other famous timepieces include the Tank watch, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I, and the so-called mystery clocks. Invented by watchmaker and magician Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and later crafted exclusively for Cartier in the house’s workshop by watchmaker Maurice Couët, the mystery clocks were so named because the integration of glass dials on which the clocks’ hands would seemingly float as well as structures that are hidden away within the base give the illusion that they operate without machinery.

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle inspired by medieval chastity belts that transformed fine jewelry.

While the Cartier family sold the business following the death of Pierre in 1964, the brand continues to innovate today, renewing old hits and creating new masterpieces.

On 1stDibs, find a growing collection of contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories.

A Close Look at art-deco Jewelry

Fascination with the Jazz Age is endless, and even today jewelry designers continue to be inspired by authentic Art Deco jewelry and watches.

The Art Deco period, encompassing the 1920s and ’30s, ushered in a very distinct look in the design of jewelry. There were many influences on the jewelry of the era that actually began to take shape prior to the 1920s. In 1909, Serge Diaghilev brought the Ballet Russes to Paris, and women went wild for the company’s exotic and vibrant costumes It’s no wonder, then, that jade, lapis lazuli, coral, turquoise and other bright gemstones became all the rage. There already existed a fascination with the East, particularly China and Japan, and motifs consisting of fans and masks started to show up in Art Deco jewelry.

However, the event that had the greatest influence on Deco was the excavation of the tomb of King Tut in 1922. When the world saw what was hidden in Tut’s burial chamber, it sent just about everyone into a frenzy. Pierre Cartier wrote in 1923 that “the discovery of the tomb will bring some sweeping changes in fashion jewelry.” And he couldn’t have been more right. “Egyptomania” left an indelible mark on all of the major jewelry houses, from Cartier to Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron and Georges Fouquet. (Cartier created some of the most iconic jewelry designs that defined this era.)

While a lot of Art Deco jewelry was black and white — the black coming from the use of onyx or black enamel and the white from rock crystal and diamonds — there is plenty color in jewelry of the era. A perfect accent to diamonds in platinum settings were blue sapphires, emeralds and rubies, and these stones were also used in combination with each other.

Many designers employed coral, jade and lapis lazuli, too. In fact, some of the most important avant-garde jewelers of the period, like Jean Després and Jean Fouquet (son of Georges), would combine white gold with ebony and malachite for a jolt of color.

A lot of the jewelry produced during this time nodded to current fashion trends, and women often accessorized their accessories. The cloche hat was often accented with geometric diamond brooches or double-clip brooches. Backless evening dresses looked fabulous with sautoir necklaces, and long pearl necklaces that ended with tassels, popular during the Edwardian period, were favored by women everywhere, including Coco Chanel.

Find unique Art Deco necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other jewelry on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Brooches for You

Antique and vintage brooches, which are decorative jewels traditionally pinned to garments and used to fasten pieces of clothing together where needed, have seen increasing popularity in recent years.

Given their long history, brooches have expectedly taken on a variety of different shapes and forms over time, with jewelers turning to assorted methods of ornamentation for these accessories, including enameling and the integration of pearls and gemstones.

Cameo brooches that originated during the Victorian age are characterized by a shell carved in raised relief that feature portraits of a woman’s profile, while 19th-century micromosaic brooches, comprising innumerable individually placed glass fragments, sometimes feature miniature depictions of a pastoral scene in daily Roman life.

At one time, brooches were symbols of wealth, made primarily from the finest metals and showcasing exquisite precious gemstones. Today, these jewels are inclusive and universal, and you don’t have to travel very far to find an admirer of brooches. They can be richly geometric in form, such as the ornate diamond pins dating from the Art Deco era, or designer-specific, such as the celebrated naturalistic works created by Tiffany & Co., the milk glass and gold confections crafted by Trifari or handmade vintage Chanel brooches of silk or laminated sheer fabric.

Brooches are versatile and adaptable. These decorative accessories can be worn in your hair, on hats, scarves and on the lower point of V-neck clothing. Pin a dazzling brooch to the lapel of your blazer-and-tee combo or add a cluster of smaller pins to your overcoat. And while brooches have their place in “mourning jewelry,” in that a mourning brooch is representative of your connection to a lost loved one, they’re widely seen as romantic and symbolic of love, so much so that a hardcore brooch enthusiast might advocate for brooches to be worn over the heart.

Today, find a wide variety of antique and vintage brooches on 1stDibs, including gold brooches, sapphire brooches and more.

Questions About Cartier
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A Cartier engagement ring can cost between $3,000 and $800,000. The price depends on the diamond's carat weight and quality.
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    Most Cartier watches are quartz, but the iconic Tank watch is automatic. While quartz watches work due to a pre-installed battery, automatic watches use a spring system and are self-winding.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier pieces may be cheaper in Paris than they are in the U.S., but that's because of the exchange rate. Cartier doesn't price the pieces depending on the country.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Cartier watches are considered luxury watches. Cartier is a noted jeweler, taking that attention to detail and access to high-quality metals and jewels to their watches—they spare no expense and are highly desirable. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Cartier watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    As one of the top luxury jewelry houses in the world, Cartier uses some of the finest quality materials. The company uses 18k gold in their jewelry and real diamonds.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The price of Cartier bracelets varies based on age, condition, and rarity. The least expensive versions of the Cartier Love bracelet, for example, can still cost around $4,000. On 1stDibs, there is a variety of Cartier bracelets for sale.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier rose gold doesn't tarnish but over many years of wearing, rose gold generally is said to become darker. Rose gold allegedly becomes slightly yellower in tone, toward a traditional gold.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Today, the Cartier symbol, or logo, is the luxury house's name written in a clean serif font that mimics cursive handwriting. Typically, the logo is either black on white or white on a black background. Its refined and understated appearance references the high standards that have long been associated with this celebrated brand.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Cartier is famous for producing jewelry and watches out of rare and luxury-grade materials and creating innovative designs, often packed with symbolism. Some of the jeweler's most famous pieces include the modern Love and Trinity bracelets and its custom-made antique and vintage jewelry like the Crocodile and Patiala necklaces. Find a range of Cartier jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.