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Cartier Vintage circa 1970 Turquoise 3.20 Ct Diamond 18 Karat Gold Flower Brooch



For generations, the floral world has held a special place among the creations of Cartier. Brooches, rings and necklaces in the shape of blooming flowers are included in almost every annual collection produced by the French jewellery house. The brooch listed here is a particularly beautiful example, designed and created in the 1970s. Flowers and floral motifs have been popular with Cartier's goldsmiths since the years leading up to 1900. The Garland Style relied entirely upon the radiance of white diamonds, often mounted in the shape of flowers. It was not until the Art Déco period that color was reintroduced as an element of jewellery design; since then, colour has been an integral part of floral jewels. Countless impressive examples of precious flower brooches of the Maison Cartier can be found in the book Hans Nadelhoffer: Cartier, London 2007. Here, diamonds of premier quality as well as carefully selected turquoise cabochons are set in high-carat gold. The blue and white petals overlap, meeting at the diamond-studded centre. Through a subtle spatial staggering of the elements of the flower, the design displays a beautiful three-dimensional quality, made even more striking by its vivid colouring. The brooch features a double needle, which is made to securely hold the work in place on a lapel or on a thick pullover. A bar for added security can be placed over the needles once closed, in order for the brooch to stay reliably in place. Its craftsmanship, design and use of materials allow us to date the brooch the years around 1970. It is a first class jewel, and a true conversation piece. MATERIALS 103 diamonds, brilliant cut, approx. 3,20 ct altogether, Top Wesselton, F, if–vvsi 35 turquoises, cabochon cut, intense light blue, very fine quality Gold 750/000, resp. 18 karat HALLMARKS ”CARTIER Paris” engraved on back, model no. „P7057” and manufactory mark „C”in cartouche, French eagle head standard mark (so-called „petite garantie”) for 18k gold CERTIFICATE Delivery with certificate


  • Creator
  • Metal
    18k Gold
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
    Round Cut
  • Weight
    20.5 g
  • Dimensions
    Width: 1.58 in. (40 mm)Length: 1.38 in. (35 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1970
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Berlin, DE
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 17-27341stDibs: LU156426595202

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