Cartier presents ‘Royal Collection’ ahead of Paris Autumn fair

French jewellery Maison Cartier (Richemont Group) presents its “Royal Collection” ahead of official presentation of the 2014 Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris this September.

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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