Vintage Cartier Brooch 18k Gold Flower Heart Design Jewelry

$11,000.00

1 in stock


Cartier
1970s
18 karat Yellow Gold
50.7 grams
2 ½”x 2" (6.7 x 5.2 cm)
Cartier maker's mark, hallmark for 18 karat gold, serial number

A lavish vintage Cartier brooch of a flower design, made of 18k gold.

This exuberant flower was created by layering together heart-shaped gold petals to create a three-dimensional effect. Each petal is generously covered with a whimsically hammered pattern. A rhombus shaped center completes the piece.

The flower resembles floral elements from Celtic patterns, yet it can be seen as an exotic, or completely non-existed, floret.

This stunning Cartier brooch can be put on a chain and worn as a pendant.

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    Since 1847, Timeless Excellence has been Cartier’s second name. The brand’s story begins when Louis-François Cartier took over the workshop of his master, Adolphe Picard, in Paris. Initially, Cartier focused on creating high-quality jewelry and watches. His dedication to excellence and attention to detail quickly earned him a reputation among the elite clientele of Paris.

    ​​Even higher quality standards of the Cartier jewelry were set in 1902 by King George VII. That year Cartier made 27 tiaras for the coronation and was officially announced as the crown’s jewels seller. Since then, Cartier was proclaimed as “king of jewelry, the jeweler of kings.” The maker still lives up to this statement.

    The Cartier legacy endured through the generations, with each family member contributing to the brand’s global success. However, in 1964, the Cartier family decided to sell the business. The company changed hands several times but continued to maintain its commitment to quality and innovation. Today, Cartier is part of the Richemont Group, a leading luxury goods conglomerate.

    Compared to other famous luxury jewelry brands, such as Van Cleef & Arpels or Tiffany & Co. who are working with precious stones a lot, Cartier is strictly focusing on diamonds and pieces made of different hues of gold.

    Over the time Cartier created a great number of the truly iconic pieces. From a classic Cartier Love bracelet to the famous Cartier Panther collection and Cartier Trinity, without mentioning a wide variety of Cartier watches — you name it. But our hearts belong to the vintage Cartier jewelry. We appreciate the uniqueness and craftsmanship of our estate pieces. Each of them has a timeless character and tells the most fascinating stories.

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    Sculptural design transformed the aesthetics of vintage jewelry. During the Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras, there was a profound shift in artistic taste that greatly impacted jewelry making. Fluid lines, organic forms, and geometric precision became integral to the creation of vintage jewelry. Artists and jewelers drew inspiration from nature, architecture, and the visual arts movements, infusing their pieces with a sense of eloquence.

    In vintage jewelry making, sculptural elements conveyed narratives and evoke emotions.

    The Art Nouveau movement, for instance, embraced sinuous lines and flowing curves inspired by natural motifs. These organic forms were meticulously sculpted into jewelry, creating pieces full of movement and grace.

    On the other hand, the Art Deco movement favored bold geometric shapes, symmetry, and intricate patterns influenced by modern art and design. Sculptural elements in Art Deco jewelry often featured precise angles, stepped motifs, and sleek, streamlined designs that mirrored the spirit of the Roaring Twenties.

    The sculptural design impacted the very techniques and materials in jewelry making. Masters experimented with intricate metalwork, employing techniques like chasing, repoussé, and filigree to create sculpted details.

    The fusion of sculpture and jewelry during these eras passed the test of time and keeps being implemented in modern jewelry making.

     

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