The French Constitution of 1848 allowed a new standard for luxury in France. Like many jewelers, Louis-François Cartier began experimenting with different materials under the rule of the new government. He saw a breakthrough with platinum, a material which became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms, and attitude. The house of Cartier was the first to use platinum in jewelry making. Highlighted in the upcoming Abell Important Jewelry Auction, presented by Abell Auction Co., is a platinum Panthère bracelet from Cartier. The seven-inch long bracelet has a central cushion-shaped aquamarine surrounded by diamonds and onyx.
Another featured item is a gold wing nude statue by Carrera y Carrera. In the 1970s, Manuel Carrera incorporated his family business to create Carrera y Carrera. He applied his talent as a sculptor and pioneered the brand’s signature female figures in matte gold. A Bulgari Serpenti bracelet is also available. Set in 18-karat gold, the piece has natural-cut turquoise and full-cut diamonds. Browse the full catalog and register to bid on Invaluable.
Lot Categories:Jewelry (96)
# of Lots:98
Price Range:$1,000 - $275,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Cartier Platinum, Aquamarine, Emerald, Onyx, & Diamond Panthere Bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Carrera Y Carrera 18 Karat Gold Winged Nude Statue|| Estimate: |
|Degrisogono 18 Karat Gold, Diamond, Ruby, & Sapphire Wristwatch|| Estimate: |
|Platinum, Diamond, & Emerald Deco Bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Italian 18 Karat Gold Curb-link Necklace|| Estimate: |