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Cartier Paris Diamond Bangle Bracelet

$135,000

Created by Cartier Paris, this 18K gold and diamond bracelet dates from the 1960s. Designed to resemble a lacy cuff with a buckled closure, the openwork form with delicate ruffle, floral and foliate devices is set throughout with diamonds. Sparkling and elegant, this light and airy cuff of diamond lace is a subtle and highly original ornament for the wrist.

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Item #: BA-20183
Artist: Cartier Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1960s
Size:  6.00” interior circumference
Materials: 123 round brilliant-cut diamonds with a G/H color grade and VS clarity (approximate total weight 16.40 carats); 18K gold
Signed: Cartier Paris no. 91192, 21354 French assay marks, JC 750 

Great French jewelry houses have drawn inspiration from Parisian couture and French artisanal fabrics since the 18th century. The Sévigné , for instance, was an openwork “lace” bow from which hung one or more pendants, while the Negligée was a necklace resembling a casually tied ribbon. In the early 20th century, Cartier was among the great French houses to create superb jewels inspired by “passementerie”, the French art of decorative trimming such as tassels, braid, and fringing. This lace cuff inspired bracelet represents Cartier’s continued inspiration in this rich tradition.
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