Cartier, the luxury brand of nowadays, has not got into fame for a day or two. These dedicated jewelers and timepieces manufacturers have been around for over one and a half centuries. The business was set by Louis-François Cartier in 1847 when he took over the workshop of his master. Nevertheless, it was his three grandsons, Louis, Jacques and Pierre, who started to pave the way for the hugely popular and world famous brand Cartier has become.
Appointed “Joaillier des Rois, Roi des Joailliers” (Jeweller to Kings, King of Jewellers”), Cartier quicly became an exponent of power, fine taste and social status, which it remained to this day. And since there has always been so much talk on the house’s excellence tradition, it is most appropriate that we bring into discussion the Heritage Necklace with Detachable Clip Brooches, a 1958 Cartier creation.
The Cartier Heritage Necklace with Detachable Clip Brooches is a most stunning piece of jewelry which stands proof of the technical expertise owned by this brand for as early as 1958. The delicate intricacies of the 18 K gold require a tremendous effort and skill. Innumerable diamonds cut in various shapes are set on a lavish 18 K yellow gold chain and five leave-like pieces with double functionality. The versatility of this jewelry makes it ever so modern, especially since its design is an everlasting one, elegance and refinement being perennial.
A lavish molding of baguette- and brilliant- cut diamonds rest their glittering bodies on a delicate yellow gold bed, just as sleeping beauties waiting to be awaken by the hands of a loving knight. The Cartier Heritage Necklace’s “palmette” adornments are symmetrically set on the chain, two small ones, two medium sized, and one large piece at the center. The shape is that of a “palmette” and all of them can be detached and worn as brooches. The largest, central palmette has a 3.99 x 6.88 centimeters dimension.
The Cartier Heritage Necklace with Detachable Clip Brooches is totally blinged with diamonds, there is not one single piece of solid gold in its fitting, it makes up a lace of magnificently set diamonds in different shapes and sizes, playing with color, form and craftsmanship to lead us to the final result of superb high jewelry we have before us.
Currently the Cartier Heritage Necklace with Detachable Clip Brooches is available to public display at the Fernbank Natural History Museum, Atlanta, GA. It has been there since September the 26th and will be shown to the interested jewel lovers until the 3rd of January 2010.Cartier Heritage Necklace with Brooches ,