Let us bask in the glory of the Art Deco perfection before us.
Yes. Perfection. Perfection of the Cartier variety, which – as I’m sure you know – is one of my favorite kinds.
These beauties came into being in 1934, and thank goodness they did.
These earrings are topped by one emerald-cut diamond weighing 4.78 carats and one cut-cornered rectangular step-cut diamond weighing 4.77 carats. The diamond surmounts suspend an articulated chevron motif set with numerous baguette, square-cut and marquise-shaped diamonds weighing a total of approximately 11.25 carats. These suspend two emerald drops, together weighing approximately 50.30 carats. That’s some pretty serious gemstone power.
Now, I often give you large photos, but these are a case for the biggest photo possible. This image is going to be less artsy, to give you a clearer view of the details. Stay with me, they’re worth it.
Be still my heart.
How fantastic is that woven chevron background of baguette and square-cut diamonds with the pear-cut stones in front of it? And don’t even get me started on those gloriously geometric surmount stones or the radiant emerald drops beneath. I wish Sotheby’s sold posters by request.
These are going on my official jewelry wishlist. If I ever meet a geinie, I’m going to be ready. (“I wish for all of the jewelry on this list!” counts as one wish, right?)
These beauties were listed in the December 2012 Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman sale. All images and info are thanks to Sotheby’s.