Art Deco Antique Pear Shape Diamond Ring by Cartier
An antique pear shape diamond weighing approximately 1.85 carats is set within a curved palmette motif accented with a total of approximately 2.50 carats of old European and transitional cut diamonds mounted in platinum, signed Cartier Paris with French hallmarks and maker’s marks. Circa 1920s.
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About CartierCartier, the world-famous Parisian jeweler and watchmaker, is one of the oldest and most storied brands in the world. A jeweler to Kings, Socialites and Hollywood elite, some of the world’s most famous and extraordinary gems have passed through its doors. Cartier is celebrated for its exquisite Art Deco style, creating some of the most glamourous and original jewelry of the period in abstract, geometric forms. Throughout the 20th century, many of Cartier’s designs have become timeless classics, from their signature Panther and the Trinity ring to the iconic Love Bracelet. Cartier is known for the quintessential pieces that define everyday luxury and good taste.
About Art Deco1920s-1935
Reflecting the flamboyant and playful attitudes of the Jazz Age, the Art Deco period is one of the most popular and enduring periods of jewelry design. Defined by geometric shapes, angular lines and graphic color schemes, jewels of the era took inspiration from the contemporary Cubist movement, as well as from Ancient Egypt—King Tut’s tomb was discovered in 1922. Black onyx set against white diamonds and rock crystal ruled the day, but rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls were also popular.