I just love this photo Sotheby’s took of this sautoir on its own authenticity certificate:
Just look at it lounging there. “Yeah, that’s me.”
Cartier made this glorious necklace in 1924 and is designed as a series of openwork oval and bell-shaped links set with 13 old European-cut and cushion-shaped diamonds totaling approximately 37.75 carats. (See? Impressive already.) The necklace centers a a larger cushion-shaped diamond weighing approximately 4.65 carats. Dangling from the largest center diamond is a lavalliere pendant set with 7 cushion-shaped and old European-cut diamonds which total approximately 37.05 carats.
Brittany Mills Reid says
A beautiful piece of history! If only it remained in the family! Would love to know where and/or who owns the necklace today?!
It’s wonderful, isn’t it?? Oh, to try this on just once…sigh.