Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Iconic Cartier Designs

Cartier's Tutti Frutti collection was inspired by Indian jewelry designs and features exotic combinations of rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds.

One of the most famous is the necklace commissioned by American heiress to the Singer sewing machine fortune, Daisy Fellowes. The necklace features thirteen sapphires and diamonds weighing 146.9 carats total, two leaf-shaped sapphires weighing 50.8 and 42.45 carats each, emeralds and rubies.
The panther has become a Cartier icon, and one of the motif’s biggest fans was Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor. Her Cartier Panthere sapphire brooch made in 1949, features a perfectly round 152.35-carat cabochon star sapphire. The brooch also features diamonds for fur, sapphires for spots and two pear-cut yellow diamonds for the eyes.

The Crocodile Necklace was designed at the request of actress Maria Felix of Mexico. Felix walked into Cartier Paris with a baby crocodile in a glass jar and requested a necklace to replicate it. The end results was a necklace of 524.9 grams of gold, 1,023 fancy yellow diamonds and 1,060 circular-cut emeralds.
Duchess of Windsor Amethyst Bib Necklace consists of diamonds, a heart-shaped amethyst, 29 step-cut amethysts and turquoise cabochons set in gold.

Grace Kelly Engagement Ring. Prince Ranier III of Monaco ordered Grace Kelly a 10.5 carat emerald-cut diamond ring from Cartier. She never removed the ring.
The Reine Makeda Necklace features a 15.29 carat ruby and a central diamond of 5.1 carats.

Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace consists of 27 perfectly-carved jadeite beads. It is considered the preeminent jadeite piece in the world. It sold for $ 27.4 million in 2014.
Marjorie Merriweather Post's Art Deco diamond and sapphire necklace from 1937.

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