Good morning, darlings.
I have fabulous news! I’m signing up for my first class with the GIA. I decided it was time for me to get some serious jewelry education, instead of just learning what I can on my own. I’m very excited about this for all kinds of reasons, and I hope to be able to share some of what I’m learning with you through my blog.
My biggest priority going forward is to make sure that I have enough time for both my classes and this blog. In order to do this, I’m going switch up my posting schedule a bit.
If you go into withdrawal, please don’t hesitate to consult my Pinterest for many pretty shiny things and plenty of fabulous book-related pins.
As always, thanks for reading!
It’s Art Deco Cartier, like many of the best things are. This beauty’s from the later end of the era, circa 1935. It’s designed as two segments of channel-set rectangular aquamarines with stirrup-shaped terminals pavé–set with with round and single cut diamonds. The center and clasp of the bracelet are decorated with arched links of calibré cut sapphires, all set in platinum. Total diamond weight of this piece is 2.75 carats.
There’s a closer look at that fabulous center detail. Look how precisely the sapphires and aquamarines are set in place. Perfection.
Isn’t it cool? I’ve just never seen anything quite like it. There aren’t many finer combinations than sapphires and aquamarines.
This beauty was sold in Sotheby’s December 2007 Magnificent Jewels auction. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.
Congrats on the GIA! I’m slogging through my Gem ID now…the other classes go quickly. You will love it. I also recommend the DC GIA Alumni Association- very informative meetings once a month and a group of people who are helpful with the classes if you need it.
Diamonds in the Library says
Thanks!! I’m really excited about it. And I’m actually planning on going to the DC GIA alumni association’s next meeting – the fabulous Nicholle of JewelryNerd.org invited me to tag one with her 🙂