C elebrated as the “holy grail” of jewelry, Cartier’s ‘Tutti Frutti’ creations are masterpieces of East meets West. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires carved in the Mughal-style, are captured within expertly-wrought platinum, highlighted by diamonds, onyx and enamel. Sotheby’s has had the honor of presenting some of the most spectacular examples of the genre, from Daisy Fellowes’s Collier Hindou to Evelyn Lauder’s record-breaking bracelet. Similarly noteworthy in provenance is the jewel offered here, originating from the family that boasted the exquisite 35-carat Flagler Emerald. Like all ‘Tutti Frutti’ designs, it is a unique creation. As a jewel by Cartier, it is a timeless work of art.
Frank's Files At Home: Tutti Frutti and the House of Cartier
Francesca Cartier Brickell is a direct descendant of the Cartier family. Inspired by the discovery of a long-lost trunk of letters in the cellar of her grandfather, her recently-published book, 'The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire', is the result of a decade of independent research into her family and the business they founded.