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Cartier Gold and Diamond Leaf Necklace


This Cartier necklace, in gold and diamonds, explores the interplay of light with textured, canted, and layered surfaces with a full set of hanging leaves that elegantly drape as fringe across the collarbone. Finely articulated, the ridged, gleaming gold leaves overlap and alternate with radiant diamond fronds, creating a light and graceful jewel to adorn and beautify the neck.


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Item #: N-17580
Artist: Cartier, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1950s
Size: 15.75” length, 0.75-0.50” width
Materials: 148 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 4.50 carats); 18K Gold; Platinum; Together with signed Cartier box
Signed: “Cartier CA,” “Made in France 18 kts," with French assay marks

Originating in Egypt in the 3rd millennium BC, the fringe necklace captured the imaginations of jewelers throughout the ancient world, the widely beloved form used to suspend lines of talismanic beads or scarabs, seed like pendants, or naturalistic leaves like these.