• Retro 14K Yellow Gold Ribbed Link Bracelet by Cartier | Fred Leighton
Retro 14K Yellow Gold Ribbed Link Bracelet by Cartier | Fred LeightonRetro 14K Yellow Gold Ribbed Link Bracelet by Cartier | Fred Leighton

Retro 14K Yellow Gold Ribbed Link Bracelet by Cartier

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Domed ribbed links are joined with large oval links in 14 karat yellow gold, signed Cartier. Circa 1940s.

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MAKERCartier
PERIODRetro
METAL18K Yellow Gold
STYLEB-34445-FL-0-0
SERIALFL34445
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About Cartier

Cartier, 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 Retro

The jewelry period dating from 1935 to 1950, often referred to as Retro, was set against the backdrop of economic depression and World War II. As women entered the workforce and the clothing moved to a more subdued and simple place, jewelry stepped into fill the fashion void. Retro jewelry was all about bigger, bolder, and brighter. Taking cues from the fantasy and glamour of Hollywood, jewelry was created on a larger scale than it had been for decades. With platinum reserved for the war effort, gold resurged in popularity, and different colors of gold were created in shades of rose and green. With the limited supply of diamonds and precious gemstones, jewelers looked to citrine, amethyst, topaz, and aquamarine to bring color and character to a piece. Bold cocktail rings with large rectangular cut gemstones, oversized gold bracelets with links and buckles, and whimsical charm bracelets were the signature pieces of the period. Common motifs included birds, flower baskets, dancers, bows and shells.

About Vintage Jewelry

As curators of 3 centuries of design, we look at jewelry with a discerning eye to find the most inspired, exquisitely crafted pieces. We are proud to share the world’s most renowned vintage jewelry from the greatest design periods the world has ever known.