Antique natural pearl rose cut diamond and rose gold hinged bangle
Antique natural pearl rose cut diamond and rose gold hinged bangle the thirteen natural half pearls bordered by numerous rose cut diamonds terminated by further diamond set tulip style mounts form a centre band to a triple railed base.
Accompanying Certificate for natural pearls ranging from 5.4-6.3mm in diameter.
There is a fascinating –and true- story that Cartier obtained its present premises in New York at 52nd street and 5th Avenue when at the height of the desirability of natural pearls in 1917 a client exchanged a mansion for $100 cash and a double strand of large natural pearls for his wife. The introduction of cultured pearls particularly by Mikimoto caused the bottom to fall out of the natural pearl market not long after so Cartier was clearly the winner in this transaction! The ramifications of cultured pearls on the current market are very different. Natural pearls are now extremely rare and desirable. They are now essentially found only in antique jewellery , not that they were abundantly available or lowly valued in 1900. Their value and desirability over the past twenty or so years have escalated as a result of this rarity and beauty.
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- Certificate for natural pearls ranging from 5.4-6.3mm in diameter
- Width: 1.3cm
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