Thursday, 7 April 2011

The ART DECO convertibles

During an economic crisis one understands this concept even better. Great jewels should be worn as much as possible and nothing makes it easier than having a versatile piece that can be converted into a different setting depending on the occasion and the outfit. This concept is much more ancient than Art Deco, but these two pieces are a fine example from this particular period. The first one, is a Cartier bracelet made of diamond and onix links that can be detached and remounted following different patterns.

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The second piece is a typical diamond sautoir that can be formed out of three separate pieces: two bracelets and a pendant.

Both will be auctioned by Christie's in NY on April 12th.
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