Cartier presents ‘Royal Collection’ ahead of Paris Autumn fair
The collection is inspired by spectacularly-sized gemstones, such as a D IF (Internally Flawless) diamond weighing 30.21 carats, in a faceted pear-shape that can be worn as the centerpiece of a dazzling necklace, attached to a 17.40-grain natural pearl, or adapted easily on a ring; a 26.6-carat, cushion-shaped Colombian emerald of noble provenance, now the focal point of a removable pendant necklace with a surround of calibrated triangular diamonds interspersed with emerald beads
Other exceptional pieces feature a 15.29-carat ruby from Mozambique, currently the centerpiece of a “drapery” necklace. But perhaps the scene-stealer will be the Royal Pearl — all 166.16 grains or 8.3 grams of it — that boasts an illustrious provenance, having been the property of Queen Mary, wife of King George V. Cartier has incorporated the pearl as the centerpiece of a grand diamond necklace that can be also be worn as a tiara, and is completed with a pair of earrings, using two natural pearls of 77.44 and 72.16 grains.
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