To me, this bracelet is the epitome of glamor. Not Fergie’s fancy car kind of g-l-a-m-o-r-o-u-s but the languid, curvaceous, old-school glamor, the kind with perfectly coiffed hair that purses its scarlet lips at you while maintaining an air of mystery. The kind of glamour that could unselfconsciously wear a feather boa.
This will not shock you if you read either the title of this entry, or the hyperbole above: this is by Cartier.
Cartier created this beauty in the 1940’s. It centers a cushion-cut diamond, with two concentric old mine and old European-cut diamond hexagonal-shaped surrounds. On either side of the center diamond, the bracelet continues with four graduated, overlapping open hexagonal old European-cut diamond links, each segment set with an old European-cut diamond ‘Lily of the Valley’ motif. These are enclosed by a border spaced by collet-set diamonds, all set in platinum. It is accompanied by a Cartier case and certificate of authenticity, numbered NY2008-5, circa 1940.
This fantastic bracelet is currently for sale at FD Gallery, listing available via 1stdibs. All images and info are thanks to FD and 1stdibs.