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Cartier Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Magnificent One-Of-A-Kind Cartier Citrine and Diamond Brooch.
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20th Century French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

Cartier Diamond Elephant Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
This stately and sophisticated diamond elephant brooch gold puts the spotlight on the more
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20th Century French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

Materials

Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Gold Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Signed Cartier 18k yellow gold brooch with 2.00 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds.
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1940s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Cartier Diamond Flower Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier diamond flower brooch in 18k yellow gold. This brooch consists of 10 pear shape diamonds
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Late 20th Century European Artist Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Vintage Cartier Diamond Flower Brooch
Cartier Diamond Flower Brooch
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H 2.05 in W 1.62 in
Cartier Diamond Clip Brooch 1950S
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Diamond and platinum Clip Brooch. Signed Cartier. French marks. Circa 1950. Total weight
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Sapphire Diamond Flower Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Signed Cartier Flower Brooch finely crafted in 18K yellow gold, accented with sapphires, natural
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1950s Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

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
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Aquamarine, Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Coral Movable Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Comprising a unique and extravagant Cartier moveable brooch from the 1960s, finely crafted in 18k
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1960s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond and Gold Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A French 1950's 18 karat gold brooch with diamonds by Cartier. The highly stylized brooch appears
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1950s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Gold

Cartier Midcentury Platinum Diamond Bow Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Classic platinum open circa and bow brooch, by Cartier, circa 1950s. The brooch is set with
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Mid-20th Century French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Diamond Gold Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Paris 18k gold and platinum brooch, adorned with approx. 1.10ctw in diamonds. Brooch
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20th Century French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Gold, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond Silver Brooch Pin
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
diamonds - approx. 1.20ctw. Brooch measures 52mm x 22mm. marked: Cartier, 2615550. Comes in original box
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20th Century French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Platinum, Silver

1940s Cartier Diamond Gold Bow Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Idar-Oberstein, DE
A beautiful Cartier Bow Brooch, ca. 1940s. The bow is studded with old-cut diamonds of circa 2.5
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1940s French Retro Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold

1940s Cartier Diamond Gold Bow Brooch
1940s Cartier Diamond Gold Bow Brooch
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W 1.19 in L 2.96 in
Cartier Yellow Gold Diamond Bird Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 18 karat yellow gold hummingbird brooch, consisting of 16 brilliant cut diamonds weighing
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1970s Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Turquoise, Diamond, Emerald Bird Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
CARTIER Turquoise, Diamond, Emerald Bird Brooch. An 18k yellow gold and platinum bird brooch, set
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1980s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Emerald, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Platinum

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
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1950s British Art Deco Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Platinum

Retro Cartier Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retro Cartier Brooch Set with fancy colored old mine diamonds and cabochon rubies Signed Cartier
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1940s French Retro Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Ruby

Retro Cartier Brooch
Retro Cartier Brooch
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W 2.5 in L 1.5 in
1940s Cartier Diamond, Ruby Flower Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite piece by Cartier dating back to the 1940s, comprising a brooch designed as two flower
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1940s American Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Cartier Foliate Diamond Platinum Vintage Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
with cushion-shaped, baguette and circular-cut diamonds, signed monture Cartier, French assay and
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20th Century French Modern Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Platinum

CARTIER Diamond & Yellow Gold Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fabulous and cute Retro brooch created by Cartier in Paris. It is designed as a mid-18th century
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1950s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

CARTIER Diamond & Yellow Gold Brooch
CARTIER Diamond & Yellow Gold Brooch
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H 1.88 in W 1.63 in
Cartier Diamond and Gold Pinwheel Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Riverdale, NY
Timeless and classic Cartier Diamond Accented Gold Pinwheel or flower clip in heavy 18k gold. There
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1970s American Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Sparrow Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier sparrow brooch A pair of perching birds formed from carved blue and green chalcedony (13
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1990s Contemporary Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Chalcedony, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Sparrow Brooch
Cartier Sparrow Brooch
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W 0.91 in L 1.15 in
Cartier Adorable Diamond Sapphire Gold Turtle Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Adorable 18k gold Cartier turtle brooch, set with sapphire eyes and approx. 1.10ctw G/VS diamonds
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20th Century French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold

Cartier Citrine Diamond Gold Orchid Flower Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
approx. 0.34ctw G/VS diamonds. Brooch measures 2 7/8" x 2". Comes in original box. Marked; Cartier, 12360
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20th Century French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Citrine, Diamond, Gold

Cartier 1960s Diamond Sapphire Gold Bird Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Vintage, circa 1960s Cartier 18k gold bird brooch, adorned with sapphire cabochon eye and approx
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1960s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold

Cartier 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Elephant Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Diamond Elephant Brooch. Crafted in 18K yellow gold mounted with round cut
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20th Century French Modern Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Pearl Diamond Gold Circle Brooch Pin
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k gold circle brooch by Cartier, with 4.4mm pearls and approx. 0.36ctw in diamonds. Brooch is
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20th Century French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Pearl, Gold

Cartier London, Diamond & Ruby Double Leaf Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Cartier 18K White and Yellow Gold Double Leaf Brooch, set with a Vein of Baguette Diamonds and
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1940s English Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Rose Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Diamond 18k Yellow Gold Rose Brooch One small round-cut diamond of approximately 0.10
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Retro Blue Sapphire Diamond Brooch Pin
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retro 14k gold brooch by Cartier, with 5 blue sapphires and approx. 0.10ctw in diamonds. Brooch
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20th Century French Retro Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire

Cartier Citrine, Onyx and Diamond Sailboat Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Weston, MA
It is said that a brooch is the purest expression of the jeweler’s art. In this buoyant Cartier
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20th Century Unknown Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Citrine, Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Vintage 1950s Pair Diamond Gold Diamond Bow Brooches
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Vintage 1950s Pair Diamond Gold Diamond Bow Brooches A pair of 18k yellow gold swirl design
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1960s Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Art Deco Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
Exuding the decadence of the Art Deco era, this brooch hails from the revered French jeweler
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20th Century French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Rock Crystal, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Brooch
Cartier Art Deco Brooch
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L 2.38 in
Cartier Mid-century yellow gold diamond flower brooch
By Cartier
Located in Addlestone, GB
Cartier very rare example of a diamond Brooch. Mid-century approx 1950s, depicts a beautiful
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1950s French Contemporary Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Rare Enamel Coral Diamond Gold Flamingo Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Rare Cartier flamingo brooch, decorated with black enamel, diamond eye and 15.5 x 9.5mm coral
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20th Century French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Coral, Gold, Enamel

Cartier White Enamel and Diamond Floral Layer Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier White Enamel and Diamond Floral Layer Brooch. The length is 3.50 CM, the width is 3.25CM
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20th Century Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Enamel

Cartier Diamond Sapphire Yellow Gold Platinum Bird Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Diamond Sapphire Bird Brooch in 18k Yellow Gold and Platinum. A curious bird posing in
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1950s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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White Diamond, Yellow Diamond, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

Cartier emerald and diamond fox brooch, circa 1940.
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Cartier emerald and diamond fox brooch. Set with two oval cabochon natural emeralds in open back
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1940s Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Emerald, Gold, Platinum

Cartier Bird Diamond White Gold Pendant Pin Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Bird Pin Brooch Pendant by Cartier. With 60 round brilliant cut diamonds
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1990s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, White Gold

7.64 Carat Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Cartier Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite Cartier Brooch from 1950's, finely crafted in platinum with natural, cushion cut, Burmese
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1950s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Sapphire, Platinum

Cartier Midcentury Yellow Blue Sapphire Diamond Flower Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k gold flower brooch by Cartier, set with approx. 0.85ctw in diamonds, center blue sapphire
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20th Century French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

1945 Cartier London Exquisite Multicolor Sapphire Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
1945 Cartier London Exquisite Multicolor Sapphire Diamond Gold Brooch Similar to those in the Royal
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1940s English Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Blue Sapphire, White Diamond, Yellow Sapphire, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond Sapphire Carved Coral Gold Griffin Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
and diamonds, the leg, tail, and wing of textured gold, signed Cartier, 1960s. dimensions approx. 3″ x
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1960s American Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Paris Large Round Diamond Amethyst Turquoise Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
platinum-set leaves set with 47 round diamonds approx. 3.10 cts., signed Cartier, with maker’s mark and
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1960s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Amethyst, Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Paris Bird Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, NL
). The bird is perched on a tiny branch with a trapeze-cut diamond, signed and numbered: Cartier, Paris
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1960s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Blue Sapphire, Turquoise, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Paris Bird Brooch
Cartier Paris Bird Brooch
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H 2.09 in W 1.89 in
Retro Cartier Diamond 14k Yellow Gold Double Clip Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
One Retro Cartier Diamond 14k Yellow Gold Double Clip Brooch. Featuring six round brilliant cut
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1940s Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Cartier Flower Diamond and Pearl Brooch in 18kt Gold
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Cartier Rose Brooch in 18kt Yellow Gold accented with Diamond and Pearl. This exquisite vintage
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1940s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Cartier Monture Platinum Diamond Brooch Pin Clip
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stylish elegant clip made of platinum and set with round brilliant cut and baguette cut diamonds (F
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1960s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Platinum, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Cartier Emerald and Diamond Platinum Brooch, Circa 1960.
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A vintage Cartier emerald and diamond platinum brooch, circa 1960. Designed as a circle, claw set
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1960s Unknown Retro Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Cartier Retro Sapphire Diamond Two Color Gold Bow Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
. Signed Cartier on the back of this brooch along with numbers
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1940s Retro Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold

1942 Cartier Ruby Diamond Gold Clip Pin Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chic and timeless clip created by Cartier in 1942. Definitely a conversational piece that would
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1940s American Retro Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Ruby, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Vintage Agate and Diamond Yellow Gold Lovebird Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
An impressive vintage stained agate and 0.03 carat diamond, 18 karat yellow gold lovebird brooch by
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1990s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Agate, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Vintage 6.50cts Diamond Platinum Elegant Botanical Pin Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Dazzle yourself with this Vintage Cartier Diamond Platinum Botanical Pin Brooch Exquisitely
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1980s Modern Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 18ct Gold And Diamond Hummingbird Brooch Circa 1960s
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A charming gold and diamond stylised hummingbird brooch by Cartier c.1960s, the body finely
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Mid-20th Century British Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Paris Yellow Gold and Diamond Dolphin clip Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier Paris Whimsical Dolphin Clip Brooch, measuring 1 1/2 inches in length X 1 inch
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1990s French Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Vintage Diamond Brooch / Pendant on a Gold Collar
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Crafted in 1948 by Charles Jacqueau for Cartier, the exquisite 'Bud & Leaves' brooch is a testament
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Mid Century Yellow Gold and Diamond Circular Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Tampa, FL
Cartier Mid Century 14 Karat Yellow Gold and Diamond Circular Brooch Diamond Details: Shape
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20th Century Unknown Retro Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, 14k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Cartier Flower in Hand Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier flower in hand brooch in 18k yellow gold with enamel, coral, and diamond. Circa 1930s.
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1930s Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Yellow and White Gold Diamond and Lapis Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Cartier 18K Yellow and White Gold, Diamond, and Lapis Brooch with Original Box This is an
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1970s American Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Lapis Lazuli, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Sapphire Ruby Diamond Yellow Gold Flower Pin Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Adorable colorful pin created by Cartier in London in the 1950's. Inspired by floral motifs
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1950s British Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, 14k Gold

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Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage cartier diamond brooch for your needs in our varied inventory. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. You’re likely to find the perfect vintage cartier diamond brooch among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. While most can agree that any vintage cartier diamond brooch from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 27 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes brilliant cut and cabochon alternatives. If you’re browsing our inventory for a vintage 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 Vintage Cartier Diamond Brooch?

On average, a vintage cartier diamond brooch at 1stDibs sells for $9,975, while they’re typically $2,831 on the low end and $382,223 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Cartier for sale on 1stDibs

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.

Find contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, engagement rings, necklaces and other accessories 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 ExpertMay 1, 2024
    Yes, some Cartier watches are automatic but the legendary French luxury house also creates collections that include watches with quartz movements. Cartier’s iconic Tank collection, which includes the Tank Française, the Tank Louis Cartier and other models, features both quartz and automatic options for all kinds of collectors. Each of the watches in the Panthère collection, however, carries a quartz movement.

    While quartz watches are powered by a pre-installed battery and a high-frequency quartz crystal, automatic watches rely on a spring system and are self-winding. An automatic watch does not have a battery and is recharged on the wrist owing to the wearer’s movements during the day.

    It was Louis Cartier, grandson of Cartier founder Louis-François Cartier, who was responsible for bringing watchmaking to the venerable maison when he presented Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont with a wristwatch in 1904. 

    Although the pocket watch was the de rigueur men’s accessory of the day, Santos-Dumont found his own pocket watch hard to consult while keeping his plane aloft. Louis fashioned a timepiece with a flat, square case on a leather strap that could be referred to easily at a glance. Named in honor of Louis’s friend, the Santos was eventually produced for sale in 1911. 

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  • 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
    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 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.
  • 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
    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
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    There are a few reasons why Cartier is so popular. For one thing, the French luxury house is known for its very long history of unparalleled prestige and quality craftsmanship. Cartier has been producing extraordinary jewelry, watches and accessories since 1847. While jewelry lovers have long been enthusiastic about Cartier’s elegant and streamlined designs for bracelets, rings, necklaces and other pieces, the brand is also known for innovation. It pioneered the use of platinum in fine jewelry, and its artisans were so mindful of trends in fashion that the house became the official jewelry supplier to King Edward VII. Later, Cartier’s Art Deco-era pieces would help define the movement with which they are associated. One of the brand’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch, one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. Today’s influencers continue to help popularize the brand, increasing the demand for certain pieces like Cartier buffalo horn sunglasses and the Cartier Love bracelet, an icon of modernist jewelry. Find a wide range of Cartier watches, jewelry and eyewear on 1stDibs.