About Retro Jewelry Style
Retro era in jewelry is dated to the 1930-40s. These ten years brought us a distinct look that has been highly admired through the years.
During World War II the entire world was changing, and the jewelry world was under the influence as well. For instance, the bracelets were often designed by using the geometry of tank treads. In order to confront that brutality, for some of the pieces jewelers reinstated Victorian floral motifs in a romantic and even fragile way. That approach resulted in a vast variety of brooches. Butterflies, flowers, birds and animals flooded the jewelry market during the retro era.
Some of the materials — such as platinum — were hard to find and even forbidden to be sold. That’s why retro jewelry was often made of yellow, rose and even green gold alloys.
Shortage of the gemstones forced jewelers to use semi-precious stones: citrine, aquamarine, amethyst. Pave technique allowed one to achieve a big look with little diamonds. Another sign of that time was enamel that was used to accentuate the stone or even replace it.
About Cartier Brand
Timeless Excellence is Cartier’s second name.
The quality standards of the Cartier jewelry were set in 1902 by King George VII. After making 27 tiaras for the coronation, Cartier was announced as the crown’s official jewels seller. Since then, Cartier was proclaimed as “king of jewelry, the jeweler of kings.” And this statement is still up to date.
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 different colored 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 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.
The exquisite quality of the Cartier pieces is unquestionable. At the same time, the Cartier Maison continuously keeps creativity, innovative spirit and loyalty to traditions running on the highest level possible. Either you are purchasing a Cartier diamond ring or any other jewelry by Cartier, you are becoming an owner of a symbol of Timeless Excellence.