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Cartier Set of Interchangeable Baton Cuff Links


Dating from the mid-20th century, this yellow and white gold Cartier Paris double cuff link set, with interchangeable mounts and batons, offers virtually endless combinations of colorful gem-set and hard stone options. The six mounts comprise five pairs in yellow gold, one plain and four variously highlighted by with rubies, diamonds, blue enamel, or green enamel, in addition to one pair in white gold. Among the interchangeable batons, four pairs include one each of ribbed and plain polished, alternately in white gold or in yellow gold. The remaining nine pairs of batons are variously composed of wood, hematite, chrysoprase, coral, amber, malachite, onyx, lapis lazuli and rock crystal. With innumerable, colorful options suited for all festive and work occasions, tidily boxed for perfect organization and for travel, this exquisite suite represents the height of both opulence and simplicity. Sold exclusively as a matching set.


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Item #: CS-17512
Artist: Cartier, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1960s
Size: All batons are 0.75" length
Materials: 44 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.32 carats); 48 Round-cut rubies (approximate total weight 1.92 carats); Wood; Hematite; Chrysoprase; Coral; Amber; Malachite; Onyx; Lapis lazuli; Rock crystal; 18K Gold; 18K White gold; Together with original leather boxes
Signed: "Cartier," with French assay marks, and numbers 016598, 6864463, 672759, 686073, 641343, 663206, and 686049
Literature: Similar interchangeable suite of Cartier cuff links is discussed and pictured in Cuff Links, by Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, New York, 1991, pp. 91-92

In their book Cuff Links, authors Susan Jonas and Marilyn Nissenson note that ”classic motifs—the button, the baton, the coin—appeal to designers of every era because of their proportions, simplicity, and ease of use."