This cherry blossom bracelet is one of the prettiest things I have ever seen. Art Deco era Cartier, circa 1925. It’s a diamond strap bracelet with a really lovely design of gem-set cherry blossom branches and flowers.
Isn’t it marvelous? As a DC native, cherry blossoms have a special place in my heart, and I think this is a spectacularly lovely interpretation of them. I think the blossoms make a perfect contrast to the clean Art Deco lines of the bracelet’s thick rectangular plates. I actually have a tattoo that would match this quite nicely.
This picture is from Hancocks, where the cherry blossom bracelet was listed for sale, but the it is no longer on their website.
I assume it was sold to some very fortunate person. Sadly for us, the fact that it’s no longer on their website means I don’t have a whole lot of information to give you. For example, the design looks like rubies, emeralds, and onyx, but I don’t know that for sure. It’s still wonderful to admire, even if we don’t know as much information as we might like.
This bracelet was sold in the late 1980’s – it had been shortened by 1 link resulting in an interruption of the pattern- it was one of the links second from the clasp- can’t remember which end
AJ Carrigan says
This bracelet is privately owned and is on display at the Denver Art Museum at the Cartier “Brilliant” Exhibit.
Oh my goodness. Now I want to see the exhibit even MORE badly.