Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not
be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked
these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import
any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute
grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale.
With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating
in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S.,
provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery
outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature
(e.g., a string).
At the height of their dominance of the jewelry industry Cartier's power came from three offices around the world, Paris, New York and London. Each office was run by a member of the Cartier family, three brothers, Louis Cartier in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London. Cartier's office in London was opened in 1902 at 4 New Burlington Street, Jacques moved there in 1906 and moved the firm to 175/176 New Bond Street where it remains to this day. Each office was relatively independent establishing a style for themselves but also manufacturing pieces for one another. Cartier London was well known for their important jewelry (that was distributed to Paris and New York), Clocks and Tiaras. The stylized geometric style illustrated in this bracelet was mostly the work of the designer Frederick Pew who collaborated closely with Jacques Cartier. Protocol and etiquette had changed little since the First World War and formal jewelry was still obligatory at the Court of St James 's. Rubies and emeralds were the favored colored gems and this bracelet would probably be one of the last extremely important pieces made before the outbreak of World War II when business was to change dramatically