Lot 63
  • 63

Yellow gold and diamond parure, Cartier, circa 1990

15,000 - 20,000 CHF
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  • signed Cartier and numbered, French assay and maker's marks.
Comprising: a necklace decorated to the front with a frieze depicting five stalking panthers pavĂ©-set with brilliant-cut diamonds, continuing to the back on an articulated brick chain, length 385mm, a pair of hoop earclips and a ring, size 53, en suite, all mounted in yellow gold,


(...) Ecological issues such as flora and fauna extinction prompted many jewellers to look into nature for source of inspiration in the late 1980s, early 1990s. The panther motif, which became Cartier's living symbol with its aggressive sensuality and agility, perfectly suited the taste and spirit of the contemporary woman. For further details, please refer to David Bennet  and Daniela Mascetti, Understanding Jewellery, Antique Collector's Club, Revised edition 2003, page 453.