Accompanied by a Cartier duplicate certificate of authenticity dating the earrings to 1924 and stating that the palmette motifs were orignally the termianl of a cliquet pin brooch.
Signed Cartier Paris, numbered HSA40084, stamped with French assay marks for platinum. Total emerald weight stated to be 5.16 carats. Total diamond weight stated to be 2.15 carats. Length approximately 45mm, gross weight approximately 11 grams. Emeralds with surface reaching inclusions. Enamel with surface wear, one with evidence of previous repair and other with small loss to tip of palmette, otherwise overall condition good.
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