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Cartier Sapphire and Diamond Drop Earrings

$245,000

The flowing design of these Cartier sapphire and diamond earrings frames the face with a radiant energy. A tessellation of blue sapphires bounded by dazzling colorless diamonds set in platinum creates a sense of expanding fluidity and movement. The articulated drop is detachable for a sleek stud that contours the lobe, or worn as a drop for romantic drama.

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Item #: ER-17628
Artist: Cartier, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1960s
Size: 2.75” length, 1” width
Materials: 30 Pear-cut sapphires (approximate total weight 28.00 carats); 42 Round- and 30 pear-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 10.00 carats); Platinum; With signed Cartier box
Signed: "Cartier, Co1952" makers mark, French control mark

Primarily known for their work with diamonds, after World War I, Cartier began designing lavish jewels with other gemstones for contrast and color. Throughout the 20th century, the house was a sought-after source for audacious design and unusual settings.

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