From a Private Collection
CARTIER | DIAMOND BROOCH, 1909
Of bow design, set with a button-shaped natural pearl of light brown tint measuring approximately 11.80 - 11.85 x 10.00mm, the ribbon millegrain-set with circular-cut diamonds, supporting two drop-shaped cultured pearls, brooch fitting detachable, signed Cartier, numbered, pouch stamped Cartier.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 113184, stating that the button-shaped pearl was found to be natural, saltwater, with no indications of artificial colour modification, and the two drop-shaped pearls were found to be cultured pearls. Together with a Cartier certificate of authenticity.
Accompanied by SSEF report no. 113184, stating that the button-shaped natural pearl of light brown tint measuring approximately 11.80 - 11.85 x 10.00mm was found to be natural, saltwater, with no indications of artificial colour modification, and the two drop-shaped pearls measuring 5.75 - 5.80 x 11.40mm and 5.50 - 5.80 x 12.50mm were found to be cultured pearls.
Also accompanied by a Cartier certificate of authenticity.
Signed CARTIER PARIS, numbered HSA 2624. Natural pearl with a few blemishes. For more information on the pearls, please refer to the SSEF report. Diamonds stated to weigh a total of approximately 12.90 carats, on average G-I colour, SI clarity, as gauged and graded in the mount. Signs of repairs with evidence of soldering. Brooch fitting detachable. Gross weight approximately 36 grams. Accompanied by a pouch stamped Cartier.
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