Jewelery as Artform

Inspired by the opulence and splendor of Indian jewels and story clad presence of ancient Indian Maharajas & Mughals, Jaques Cartier traveled from London to Delhi, bringing home raw gems for his own line. While at home in Paris, the 1925 Exposition des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Moderne trended machine age aesthetics, Cartier’s collection incorporated the magnificence of colorful cabochons and carved gems, like the ruby, diamond, and emerald brooch worked in 18 K Yellow Gold and Platinum, shown in the Rive Gauche Jewelry collection.

A rare Art Deco flower brooch by Cartier Paris, features meticulously carved lush green emerald in the bud and an old cut diamond at its tip. Surrounding the emerald are a ring of bright white and sparkly round old cut diamonds which are connected to stems of bezel set pigeon blood red rubies. With all petals at different heights and angles and contrasts of color this flower blossom mimics the true beauty of nature, inspired by the colorful art of India’s antique reigns. - 1.75” in diameter

- Signed Cartier, Paris. A one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry and true collectible from one of the most famous jewelry houses in history.