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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Important pair of Art deco clip brooches by CARTIER


Christie's NY is presenting this pair of Cartier clip-brooches. They are dated Art Deco but the most impressive feature about them is the quality of the stones: the cluster design of rubies in particular, suspended from an emerald and a sapphire all surrounded by diamonds. Undoubtedly a great jewel, but I just wonder why the order of stones has been inverted since normally in tutti frutti  the emerald is always between the sapphires and the rubies to maximise the light.

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