Place of origin: France (made) Date: ca. 1806 (made) 1820s (alteration) Artist/Maker: Nitot & Fils (probably, makers) Materials and Techniques: Emeralds and diamonds set in gold and silver Credit Line: Given by Countess Margharita Tagliavia V&A Search the Collections
1775-1800, England. Gold set with pearls and green glass pastes, enclosing plaited hair. Hair had long been important in sentimental jewellery, but during the 18th century it took on a new prominence. It could now form the centrepiece of a jewel, arranged in complicated motifs or as plain, woven sections. Locket.
Diamond ring, Cartier, 1930s set with two pear-shaped diamonds weighing 2.31 and 2.34 carats respectively, further accented with two marquise-shaped diamonds, signed Cartier London, case stamped Cartier Paris.