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A DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE 'PANTHER' BANGLE, BY CARTIER
The property of an Asian lady It was the genius of Jeanne Toussaint who first inspired the design and construction of Cartier's Great Cat jewels. These were made famous by the Duchess of Windsor, a woman who in her day set the trend for exquisite jewelry. Few jewels have the majestic charm of a Cartier leopard. Being constructed in a three dimensional design and crafted by the most highly skilled jewelers in Europe who utilize bespoke - cut gemstones and ideal cut diamonds. The result is seen in the proportions and ideal weight of this jewel, a bangle of twin leopards that moulds itself to one's wrist. The musculature and playfulness of these two stunning cats display exquisite construction. No two bangles are ever the same, the sophistication in design and workmanship mean that each is a unique piece, having its own facial features and rotating heads - the best as in this example, have faces that smile. It is such beautiful finishing that is synonymous with magnificent jewelry and the House of Cartier.
A DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE 'PANTHER' BANGLE, BY CARTIER

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A DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE 'PANTHER' BANGLE, BY CARTIER

Designed as crossover twin pavé-set diamond rotating heads with buff-top sapphire spots, pear-shaped emerald eyes and onyx noses, mounted in platinum, bangle inner width 5.5 cm, with French assay mark for platinum and maker's mark, in a Cartier red suede pouch

Signed Cartier, no. 639413

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US$100,000-150,000

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