10 December 2012
A BELLE ÉPOQUE DIAMOND CHOKER NECKLACE, BY CARTIER
Designed as a graduated series of twenty old mine-cut diamonds, each within a collet-set diamond hexagonal-shaped frame, spaced by pairs of old European-cut diamonds, mounted in platinum, 1909, 14¼ ins., with French importation marks, detaches into three sections, one may be worn as a bracelet of 6½ ins.
Signed Cartier, Paris
With Certificate of Authenticity from Cartier
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