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An Art Deco 'Ying-Yang pendant, by Cartier Paris, circa 1919. Platinum, gold: round old-, single- and rose-cut diamonds: two drilled emerald beads: calibré-cut rubies and collet-set cabochon rubies; one emerald, four rubies and four buff-top onyxes on the loop; onyx; black enamel on the clasp. Image source: Cartier, by Hans Nadelhoffer

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Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century exhibition dazzles the city of Denver

Necklace worn by Countess of Granard. Cartier London, special order, 1932. Platinum, diamonds, emerald. Height at centre 8.80 cm. Cartier Collection.

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Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century exhibition dazzles the city of Denver

A Cartier cabochon emerald and diamond necklace, commissioned by Merle Oberon in 1938 - part of the Denver Art Museum's Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century exhibition, which runs until 15 March 2015. © Cartier

Mackay emerald, 168 karats, 1931. - The stunning 167.97-carat Mackay Emerald was mined in Muzo, Colombia. The largest cut emerald in the National Gem Collection, it is set in an Art Deco diamond and platinum necklace designed by Cartier Inc. In 1931, Clarence H. Mackay presented the necklace as a wedding gift to his wife, Anna Case, a prima donna of the New York Metropolitan Opera from 1909 to 1920. The piece was donated to the Smithsonian Institute by Mrs. Anna Case Mackay in 1984

An elegant Art Deco emerald and diamond sautoir of Oriental inspiration created by Cartier in 1926, featuring 14 Colombian emeralds

Cartier, sautoir, 1930, special order, platinum, diamonds, rubies, pearls @GrandPalais Antique Jewelry

Emerald and diamond necklace - Designed by Ostertag; set with carved emeralds and diamonds in platinum; circa 1930. The longest dangle on the necklace and the earrings are each about 3 1/2 inches long. Photograph by Tino Hammid.

Indian Influences – High Jewelry Necklace Platinum, pear-shaped diamonds, pear-shaped yellow diamonds, brilliants. CARTIER