Fine and Important Aquamarine and diamond necklace, Cartier, 1912

In the garland style, centring on a cushion-shaped aquamarine within an openwork scroll frame of millegrain-set circular-cut diamonds, suspending a similarly set pear-shaped aquamarine drop, to a necklace designed as two graduated lines of circular-cut diamonds accented with a pair of circular aquamarine links, signed Cartier Paris, length approximately 380mm. Est. 120,000—170,000 CHF

Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Cartier no. GE2009-49.

Provenance: From a European collection - formerly in the collection of Olga, princess Paley, countess Hohenfelsen (continued) 

LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Cf: Hans Nadelhoffer, Cartier, Jewelers Extraordinary, London, 1984, pages 78, 95 and 114.

Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels And A Celebration of Taste and , Magnificent Jewels from a Private Collection. 12 May 09. Geneva www.sothebys.com photo courtesy Sotheby's.