Tuesday, 15 April 2014

CARTIER: Record breaking (and breathtaking) Art Deco brooch sold at Bonham's auction in NY

A gem-set, diamond and enamel brooch, Cartier, circa 1925, designed as a coral and onyx bead fan motif, suspending a rock crystal ring, enhanced by circular-cut diamonds; signed Cartier; estimated total diamond weight: 3.50 carats; mounted in platinum; length: 2 1/4in. Sold for $317,000; Est. $15,000-25,000

This is one the rarest collector pieces that I have come across in a very long time. The fan design by Cartier is extremely unusual, not so much for its clear Deco elements like the materials combination and the geometrical shape but for the rock crystal ring attached to it. And now, for its price, as well!.