5 Of The Greatest Cartier Diamonds Ever Known

Cartier has a skill for transforming jewels into staggering centerpieces. There are numerous popular pieces made via Cartier that have scratched themselves into legends of the universe of fine adornments. Indeed, Cartier’s made such a good job that there are too many remarkable pieces for us to show them all here. We thought would be better if we turn the limit it down to a more reasonable scale and chose Cartier’s sublimest stones. Here are some intriguing truths behind 5 of the most terrific Cartier diamonds that element probably the most radiant precious stones you would ever plan to see…

STAR OF SOUTH AFRICA

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500 sheep, 10 bullocks and a horse… The trade proposed in 1869 by a rancher from Hopetown (South Africa) to a neighboring shepherd for a crude precious stone of 83.50 carats. The Star of South Africa is the primary gemstone-quality precious stone, cut in Amsterdam in a pear shape, at that point mounted in a pin via Cartier New York in the late 1910s.

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CARTIER-BURTON-TAYLOR

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In 1969, three bodyguards escorted Elizabeth Taylor in Monaco when she wore her amazing 69.42-carat precious stone for the first time on European soil on the event of Princess Grace’s birthday. Initially from South Africa, this amazing stone, today known as the Cartier-Burton-Taylor, was first bought via Cartier in 1969; at no other time had the cost of a jewel at any point surpassed one million dollars at an open sale. A decided Richard Burton persuaded Cartier to offer him the stone. The diamond setter accepted on condition that the stone be displayed in the windows of the fifth Avenue boutique in New York.

LOUIS CARTIER

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The Louis Cartier was guaranteed for a cool 5 million dollars. It is a flawless pear-molded precious stone of 107.70 carats, “as large as a baby’s fist”, cut from a 400-carat crude precious stone found in South Africa in 1974 and shown in New York in 1976 on the event of the gem specialist Louis Cartier’s 100th birthday festivity in the United States. It is one of the not very many stones of more than 100 carats to have gotten a D certificate (Perfection) from the Gemological Institute of America.

MAHARAJA SIR BHUPINDAR SINGH OF PATIALA’S CEREMONIAL NECKLACE

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The total weight of the Maharaja Sir Bhupindar Singh of Patiala’s cerimonial accessory is an incredible 1000 carats. An unprecedented request set in 1928, it is made out of 2,930 diamonds. Highlighting as its centerpiece, is an extraordinary 234.69-carat yellow stone that was once introduced in Paris amid the Universal Exhibition of 1889. It was the biggest necklace ever produced by Cartier.

THE JUBILEE

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650.80 is the carat weight of one of the biggest and most acclaimed white jewels on the planet, when it was found in South Africa in 1895. Sent to Amsterdam, the Jubilee was changed by lapidaries in 1897 to 88 facets. Displayed in Paris amid the Universal Exhibition, it was re-worked at Cartier by Jeanne Toussaint, who designed a modern and stylised tortoise-molded ornament in which the wonderful 245.35-carat jewel was surrounded by baguette-cut precious stones.

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