A selection of alluring Cartier jewellery will go under the hammer later this month in Birmingham when auctioneers Fellows holds its Fine Jewellery sale.
The sale includes 13 magnificent items from the legendary jewellery and watch company, with a total high estimate of nearly £150,000 (£141,400).
The collection includes an 18ct gold diamond ‘Naide’ bracelet, an impressive pair of 18ct gold brilliant-cut diamond stud earrings, and a beautiful 18ct gold diamond and pink enamel ‘Pasha’ automatic bracelet watch.
Over the years Fellows has sold an abundance of elegant Cartier jewellery for a range of prices, including a platinum diamond ‘Lia’ ring for £151,200 in September 2017. Fellows also sold an 18ct gold diamond ‘C Heart of Cartier’ necklace for £10,336 in March this year.
The esteemed French jewellery and watch company was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, who operated in a Parisian jewellery workshop until it expanded to include watches in 1874. In 1899 Cartier moved to their current Paris address before expanding to New York and London just a few years later. Known as one of the most popular jewellery designers in the world, Cartier’s pieces have been incredibly sought-after at auction.
Ben Randall, Fine Jewellery Catalogue Manager commented, “Jacques Cartier travelled extensively in search of inspirational gemstones and opportunities to create jewels. Cartier made themselves the default jewellers to the rich and famous clientele around the globe. That spirit carries on today. The diversity and range of their production means there is something to suit every taste. Cartier have high standards of design and craftsmanship and have followed fashion without being slavish to it. They have produced jewels which are archetypal of the age but remain timeless. Their creative use of carved gemstones in the Art Deco period is a joy to see.
“We are thrilled to showcase an amazing range of Cartier in the May Fine Jewellery sale. My favourite piece has to be an Art Deco platinum diamond wreath brooch. The bold Art Deco lines, refined to an elegant circle, are still so immensely wearable today. The beautiful item even retains its original case.”
Other highlights in the sale include:
A ‘Draperie’ necklace. Estimate £6,500 – £8,500.
A pair of 18ct gold brilliant-cut diamond stud earrings, of 1.28cts and 1.25cts respectively. Estimate £20,000 – £30,000.
An 18ct gold diamond, emerald and onyx ‘Panthere de Cartier’ pendant, with cord. Estimate £20,000 – £30,000.
An 18ct gold diamond ‘Naide’ bracelet. Estimate £25,000 – £35,000.
An 18ct gold diamond and pink enamel ‘Pasha’ automatic bracelet watch. Estimate £8,000 – £12,000.
The sale takes place on May 16.