Cartier Bandeau -- This flat, flexible bandeau was designed for the short “flapper” hairstyles of the 1920s. A versatile piece, it can be converted into two diamond bracelets. The headband is composed of round old-cut and rose-cut diamonds in a platinum millegrain setting.
Alt View Deco Cartier diamond bandeau with central pearl - graduated stepped checkerboard motifs, alternating with geometic-pattern verticals; the central motif set with an oriental pearl and surmounted by two pear shaped diamonds. This bandeau - which belonged to tobacco heiress Doris Duke, was worn flat on short hair.
A kokoshnik-shaped gemset platinum-mounted blackened steel tiara, the metal band bordered with calibré-cut rubies, with a band of old-mine diamonds above and rose-cut diamonds below, set with thirteen pear-shaped diamonds within calibré-cut ruby-set frames alternating with pairs of collet-set circular-cut diamonds - workshop: Picq, stamped HP, Paris 1914, Provenance: Queen Marie of Roumania
DIAMOND BANDEAU, CIRCA 1920 The articulated band centring on fourteen old mine-cut diamonds, within symmetrical motifs of numerous similarly-cut diamonds, length approximately 290mm; detachable to be worn as a choker, with a black velvet band fitting; the centre portion may be worn as a bracelet, with an extra link fitting; the two end segments detachable to be worn together as a brooch, brooch fitting, mounted in 18 karat white gold. Text and bottom photo via Sotheby’s.
ART DECO JEWELLERY 17 November 1998 Geneva: THE CARTIER PALM TREE DIAMOND CLIP BROOCH Set with circular and baguette-cut diamond leaves with briolette-cut diamond coconuts to the pavé-set articulated trunk, 1939, with French assay marks Signed by Cartier, Paris, no. 07553 Literature "Cartier: Splendeurs de La Joaillerie", La Bibliothéque des Arts, Lausanne, 1996, page 155 Franco Cologni and Eric Nussbaum, "Platinum by Cartier, Triumphs of the Jewelers' Art", Harry N. Abrams, Inc…
A Cartier diamond tiara, arranged in the Louis XVI taste, also referred to as the garland style, detachable pear shaped diamonds within wreathes of laurel suspended from lover's knots, in its original tooled red leather case. Cartier, London, 1909.
A MID-19TH CENTURY DIAMOND TIARA Composed of a series of nine old-cut diamond graduating flowerhead clusters centred by old-cut pear and cushion shape diamond collet highlights, interspersed by ten similarly-set stylised cusp motifs of ribbon scroll design, raised on an undulating diamond line frame, mounted in silver and gold, circa 1850. Each flowerhead cluster detachable to form a brooch. (Christie's)
The Manchester tiara of graduated flaming hearts and C scrolls, diamonds set in gold and silver (altho' the C scroll at each end is paste). Louis Cartier, Paris, 1903. Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester, was a prominent American heiress who married into the British nobility in 1876. The Duke of Portland recorded that she 'took Society completely by storm by her beauty, wit and vivacity and it was soon at her very pretty feet.'
CARTIER, TIARA Platinum, white gold, cultured pearls, feather, brilliant-cut diamonds With its enchanting aura of lightness, this highly refined tiara captures the essence of grace and majesty. King of Jewellers, Jeweller of Kings, here Cartier demonstrates its exceptional expertise. Rooster feathers, cultured pearls and diamonds are enhanced by the sparkle of platinum.