AN EXQUISITE DIAMOND BRIOLETTE, NEAR COLORLESS AND BLACK DIAMOND VINE NECKLACE, BY CARNET
Oriental influence on Western art dates back to the 17th century with the exquisite chinoiserie ceramics and silversmithing of England and Holland. The Asian culture since this time has been an integral part of European design and good taste. In the world of jewelry, Cartier took the style to new limits not only with sophisticated inspiration but also because of new techniques available to the ateliers of Paris. Today, in a global world where designers in every medium are able to exhibit and display their work wherever they wish, cultural influences rebound in every direction. Michelle Ong with her partner Avi Nagar established their jewelry design business in 1985 under the name of Dorera. Under this name they developed their style and technique but it was in 1999 when their name changed to Carnet that a unique style began to emerge. Michelle's objective was to reverse the trend of influence and bring a western flavor to her Asian oeuvre not just in design but in exacting and precise craftsmanship. The foliate motifs exhibited in this necklace are representative of many of those seen in traditional oriental silk embroidery or blue and white porcelain. With black and white pave-set diamonds one notices a contemporary twist with the suggestion of 18th century England.
AN EXQUISITE DIAMOND BRIOLETTE, NEAR COLORLESS AND BLACK DIAMOND VINE NECKLACE, BY CARNET

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AN EXQUISITE DIAMOND BRIOLETTE, NEAR COLORLESS AND BLACK DIAMOND VINE NECKLACE, BY CARNET
Designed as a series of scrolling pavé-set black diamond leaves, enhanced by pavé-set near colorless diamond tendrils, the front suspending eight graduated diamond briolettes, further accented by diamond briolettes, mounted in platinum, 17½ ins., in a fitted leather case
Signed Carnet
The total weight of the diamond briolettes is approximately 29.00 carats
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