Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gifts of Grandeur: The Cartier Flowerpot Earrings, 1930-5

The Victoria & Albert Museum

These elegant earrings take the form of flower pots from which stylized flowers are growing.  Made by Cartier, the designer made clever use of various shapes and cuts of diamonds.

These earrings were a stylistic nod to the “giardinetti” (little garden) rings of the Eighteenth Century, all the while taking a very Art Deco focus with the densely set diamonds.  

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