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Curated Cartier collection set to make over £100,000 at auction

Fellows’ Fine Jewellery sale on 16 May is set to feature 13 items from Cartier, with a total high estimate of nearly £150,000 (£141,400).


The French jewellery and watch company was founded in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, who operated in a Parisian jewellery workshop until it expanded to include watches in 1874.

In 1899, Cartier moved to their current Paris address before expanding to New York and London just a few years later. Known as one of the most popular jewellery designers in the world, Fellows said Cartier’s pieces have been “incredibly sought after” at auction.

The collection includes an 18ct gold diamond ‘Naide’ bracelet, a pair of 18ct gold brilliant-cut diamond stud earrings, and an 18ct gold diamond and pink enamel ‘Pasha’ automatic bracelet watch.

Over the years Fellows have sold an abundance of elegant Cartier jewellery for a range of prices, including a platinum diamond ‘Lia’ ring for £151,200 in September 2017. Fellows also sold an 18ct gold diamond ‘C Heart of Cartier’ necklace for £10,336 in March this year.

Ben Randall, fine jewellery catalogue manager, said: “Jacques Cartier travelled extensively in search of inspirational gemstones and opportunities to create jewels. Cartier made themselves the default jewellers to the rich and famous clientele around the globe.

“That spirit carries on today. The diversity and range of their production means there is something to suit every taste. Cartier have high standards of design and craftsmanship and have followed fashion without being slavish to it. They have produced jewels which are archetypal of the age but remain timeless. Their creative use of carved gemstones in the Art Deco period is a joy to see.”

He added: “We are thrilled to showcase an amazing range of Cartier in the May Fine Jewellery sale. My favourite piece has to be Lot 200. The bold Art Deco lines, refined to an elegant circle, are still so immensely wearable today. The beautiful item even retains its original case.”

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