Lot 1749
  • 1749

Rare Belle Époque Diamond Choker, Cartier, Paris, 1909

3,300,000 - 4,200,000 HKD
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  • Cartier, Paris
  • Diamonds, Platinum
Set with twenty graduated circular-cut diamonds, each within a hexagonal millegrain diamond frame, linked by millegrain-set circular-cut diamonds, the diamonds weighing approximately 60.00 carats in total, mounted in platinum, signed Cartier Paris, choker can be divided into three sections and worn as a bracelet, choker and bracelet length approximately 355 and 160mm respectively.


Please note that this lot is signed Cartier Paris but not numbered as stated in the catalogue. Accompanied by a Cartier certificate of authenticity stating that two diamond clusters are later added. Signed Cartier Paris and with French assay marks for platinum. Diamonds are mainly about H-I colour (some J-K); centre diamonds weighing approximately 43.00 carats in total, ranging from approximately 6.00 to 1.40 carats, are VS-SI clarity; smaller diamonds weighing approximately 17.00 carats in total, are VS-I clarity; as gauged and graded in the mounting. Signs of normal wear to the metal as commensurate with the age, in very good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. Illustrations in the catalogue may not be actual size. Prospective purchasers are reminded that, unless the catalogue description specifically states that a stone is natural, we have assumed that some form of treatment may have been used and that such treatment may not be permanent. Our presale estimates reflect this assumption.Certificates of Authenticity: Various manufacturers may not issue certificates of authenticity upon request. Sotheby's is not under an obligation to furnish the purchaser with a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer at any time. Unless the requirements for a rescission of the sale under the Terms of Guarantee are satisfied, the failure of a manufacturer to issue a certificate will not constitute grounds to rescind the sale. Gemological Certificates and Reports: References in the catalogue descriptions to certificates or reports issued by gemological laboratories are provided only for the information of bidders, and Sotheby's does not guarantee and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, terms or information contained in such certificates or reports. Please also note that laboratories may differ in their assessment of a gemstone (including its origin and presence, type and extent of treatments) and their certificates or reports may contain different results.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Cartier certificate of authenticity stating that two diamond clusters later added.