Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gifts of Grandeur: A Diamond and Platinum Dress Clip by Cartier, 1940

Dress Clip
Cartier, 1940
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Jewelry in the Art Deco style rely on dense groupings of gemstones, especially diamonds, set in discreet platinum settings which seem to retreat in order to give the stones more prominence. Jewels by Cartier were among the most sought-after.

This dress clip by Cartier, created by Ernest Schwaiger in 1940, was so beloved by its creator that he kept the clip in his own collection, giving it to his wife. The clip was later bequeathed to the Victoria & Albert Museum. 

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