GOLD, EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET, CARTIER | 黃金鑲祖母綠配鑽石手鏈，卡地亞
Important Jewels From a Family Collection Inherited From Mrs. John C. Wilson, Née Princess Natalie Paley
GOLD, EMERALD AND DIAMOND BRACELET, CARTIER
Of buckle design, composed of coiled gold links, the terminals set with a square-cut cabochon emerald and a sugarloaf emerald, accented with old mine and single-cut diamonds, gross weight approximately 58 dwts, internal circumference 5¾ inches, signed Cartier, partially numbered .882; circa 1940.
In good condition. Mounting tests as 18 karat gold and platinum. Signed on the platinum mounting under the larger emerald. Numbered on the underside of the gold bracelet by the smaller emerald. The translucent emeralds measuring approximately 21.1 x 21.4 x 12.4 mm and 19.1 x 19.0 x 8.9 mm are medium slightly bluish green color, the smaller emerald of lighter hue and saturation, both heavily included as is typical with cabochon emeralds. The diamonds estimated to weigh a total of approximately 3.00 carats are of decorative quality, SI clarity with some I clarity examples, bright and lively. Fastens by stretching the closed loops over the emerald buckles in a "love knot." Total length approximately 9¼ inches. Bracelet flexible and well made.
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For a bracelet of similar design, see Amazing Cartier, Jewelry Design Since 1937 by Nadine Coleno, page 136.