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Cartier Aquamarine and Diamond Brooch


This rare Cartier Paris aquamarine brooch with its bold diamond chevron patterning dates from the 1930s, when designers created a dynamic series of jewels that featured these limpid blue gems from Brazil. Set in minimal platinum, the aquamarines’ icy blue depths were juxtaposed with the intense sparkle of brilliant- and fancy-cut diamonds, set in strong directional patterns that are perfectly Art Deco. Leave no doubt about your dedication to bejeweled modernism with this Cartier art classic, which is easily clipped to the strap of an asymmetric gown or high neck sleeveless dress.


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Item #: BO-19374
Artist: Cartier, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1930s
Size: 1.75” length, 0.75” width
Materials: Hexagonal step-cut aquamarine (weighing approximately 35.20 carats); 80 Round-, square-, and baguette-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 5.90 carats); Platinum
Signed: "Cartier Paris 22677," with French control marks

In 1936, Vogue recommended wearing Cartier aquamarine jewelry with the sleek white and pale mauve gowns then in fashion; the demand was such that Cartier could not acquire enough high quality aquamarines to meet it, leaving several jewels unfinished.