An exquisite sautoir by Cartier Paris. 26 ribbed beads of well-matched lapis lazuli are strung on silk, each interspersed with a trio of pearls, themselves separated by a pair of gold rondels. The eye-and-hook clasp is formed from 18-carat yellow gold and pavé-set with bright, lively brilliant-cut diamonds. Signed Cartier Paris and numbered with French assay marks. Complete with original Cartier certificate from 20th March 1986 and famous red case.
A fine, impressive and high quality vintage piece from arguably the finest jeweller, with particularly beautiful lapis lazuli.
Tests as 18 carat gold
Original Cartier box and paperwork included. Certificate dated 1986.
Lapis Lazuli: 14mm
Pearl: 7mm / 4mm