Cartier | Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond Clip-Brooch, France 卡地亞 祖母綠配藍寶石及鑽石別針，法國
Property of an Important Midwestern Collection
Cartier | Emerald, Sapphire and Diamond Clip-Brooch, France
Designed as a dragonfly, centering a cabochon emerald, the eyes set with oval-shaped sapphires, the body and articulated wings set throughout with round, baguette, single-cut and oval-shaped diamonds, signed Cartier, numbered 640532, with French assay marks; circa 1990.
In good condition, with light wear to the mounting. Stamped 750 and with French assay mark for 18 karat gold. Signature is located at the bottom edge of the top right-hand wing. The emerald, estimated to weigh approximately 4.10 carats is medium green, heavily included, as is typical of cabochon stones. The sapphires are medium-deep violetish blue, slightly included. The diamonds, estimated to weigh a total of approximately 12.45 carats, are approximately F-G color, VVS-VS clarity. Dimensions approximately 2¼ x 4 inches. Gross weight approximately 24 dwts.
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