23 février 2015

Pink Tourmaline Jewelry

Wallace Chan ’Vividity’ brooch, with a rare elbaite tourmaline in the centre. In this portrait of Empress Dowager Tz’u Hsi, it appears that a large pink tourmaline, along with a number of pearls, adorns her headdress. Image: Chinese School/Bridgeman Art Library/Getty Hemmerle often incorporates large, vivid colored pink tourmalines and rubellites in their jewelry. These rubellite and pink sapphire earrings are a fine example of the prized pink stones. An oval rubellite is accented by blue and violet sapphires and oval... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2014

Back on Cartier's Art Deco Jewelry sold at Christie's Geneva , 17 November 1998

The Cartier Palm Tree Diamond Clip Brooch. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 1998 Set with circular and baguette-cut diamond leaves with briolette-cut diamond coconuts to the pavé-set articulated trunk, 1939, with French assay marks. Signed by Cartier, Paris, no. 07553 Estimate: CHF600,000 - CHF800,000 ($436,681 - $582,242). Price Realized  CHF641,500 ($466,885) Literature: "Cartier: Splendeurs de La Joaillerie", La Bibliothéque des Arts, Lausanne, 1996, page 155Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum, "Platinum by... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2014

'Cartier Time Art,Mechanics of Passion' at the Power Station in Shanghai

Cartier. "Carp" clock with retrograde hand, 1925  © Nick Welsh, Collection Cartier © Cartier SHANGHAI.- As part of the Cartier Collection tour, the Moment - Eternal Cartier Time Art Exhibition is its 28th stop. Just like a trip through time, the exhibition centers around watch-making and displays more than 180 masterpieces of the craft spanning more than a century.  The exhibition provides the public with a rare chance to explore Cartier’s history, development of different styles, and aesthetic designs, through... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2014

Cartier ‘Royal Collection’ for the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires 2014

Cartier ‘Royal Collection’ for the 27th Biennale des Antiquaires 2014. Photos courtesy Cartier
04 août 2014

Ashmolean's summer exhibition displays objects from ancient Egypt’s Amarna Period

Nose and lips of Akhenaten. Indurated limestone, 8.1 x 5.1 x 4.5 cm, about 1345-1335 B.C. © Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. OXFORD.- Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter’s excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 was one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The name of the ‘boy king’ is now synonymous with the glories of ancient Egypt and the spectacular contents of his tomb continue to enthral the public and scholars alike. The Ashmolean’s summer exhibition displays objects from ancient... [Lire la suite]
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03 août 2014

Royal Cartier pearl at the Biennale des Antiquaires 2014

Weighing 8.3 grams and measuring 21.82 x 17.6 x 16.4 mm, the royal Cartier pearl, which was once owned by Queen Mary of England, is said to be one of the most beautiful in existence thanks to its perfectly symmetrical shape and silvery lustre. Biennale des Antiquaires 2014. Hidden within the ripple of pearls and diamonds is a highly complex mechanism created by Cartier that allows the wearer to transform the jewel to follow the contours of the neck or the forehead. The central pearl, still in its original diamond setting,... [Lire la suite]

28 juillet 2014

Cartier. Années 1900. Rare bracelet rubis et diamants

Cartier. Années 1900. Rare bracelet rubis et diamants. Photo Tajan. Il se compose de deux grands maillons hexagonaux à décor de fleurons, encadrant un rubis rond entouré de diamants taille brillant (TA). Le tour de bras est également composé de rubis ronds dans de fins entourages de diamants. La monture est en platine. Travail français. Signé CARTIER Paris Londres. Poids brut : 27,7 gr. Poids du rubis central : 1,80 carat environ. Dimensions : 16,7 x 2,5 cm. Estimation : 30 000 € / 35 000 € TAJAN. Importants Bijoux. le 28 Juillet... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2014

"Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post's Dazzling Gems." at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

Marjorie Post wore her Cartier emeralds when presented to King George V and Queen Mary in June of 1929. Portrait by Giulio de Blaas. Photo: Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens WASHINGTON—Elegant and exotic, stylish and sophisticated, some of the most remarkable pieces by the renowned jewelry firm Cartier, created for one of its most devoted American clients, are on view in a special exhibition opening this summer in Washington, D.C. Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems will be on view at Hillwood Estate,... [Lire la suite]
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19 juillet 2014


CARTIER ART MAGAZINE N°9 / Tutti frutti. Peter Lippmann, photographer. Photos by courtesy of Peter Lippmann
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16 juillet 2014

A platinum ring by Cartier set with a brillant-cut diamond weighing 4,02 cts

A platinum ring by Cartier set with a brillant-cut diamond weighing 4,02 cts. Photo HÔTEL DES VENTES DE MONTE-CARLO CARTIER. Bague en platine, ornée d'un diamant rond de taille moderne pesant 4,02 cts. Signée, numérotée. Dans son écrin de la Maison Cartier. Dimensions de la pierre : 10,14-10,17 x 6,33 mm. Poids : 8,7 g. Estimation : 65 000 € / 80 000 € Accompagnée d'un certificat G.I.A. attestant : couleur F, pureté VS1.Egalement accompagnée de sa facture d'origine. HÔTEL DES VENTES DE MONTE-CARLO. 21 Juillet 2014 14h30. 10... [Lire la suite]
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