Duchess of Windsor/Queen Mary pearl necklace. Queen Mary's single-strand pearl and diamond necklace was gifted to her son, the Duke of Windsor, who in turn gifted it to his beloved paramour, the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, after his marriage to her in 1937 following his abdication as King of the United Kingdom.
A RARE SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND NECKLACE, BY CARTIER SET AT THE FRONT WITH A CUSHION-SHAPED SAPPHIRE WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 44.53 CARATS, JOINED TO THE NECKCHAIN DESIGNED AS A FRINGE OF BRILLIANT-CUT DIAMONDS SUSPENDED FROM KNIFE-EDGE SURMOUNTS, MOUNTED IN 18K WHITE GOLD, 35.0 CM LONG, WITH FRENCH ASSAY MARK FOR GOLD, IN RED LEATHER CARTIER CASE SIGNED CARTIER
Important and very fine natural pearl and diamond necklace, Cartier, 1930s Composed of five graduated rows of natural pearls, measuring from approximately 3.75 to 12.05mm, set to the sides with two shield-shaped plaques, set with circular- and single-cut diamonds, length of shortest row approximately 453mm, signed Cartier and numbered.
Cartier... Sensual, luxurious, exudes rich oriental complex. Rich coloris eye-catching, lines are neat and simple, traditional but shows contemporary luxury, precious pink sapphire is showing more feminine qualities. Luxury curtain style staggered the times of classic beauty. Vertical fall in the middle of the 839-carat sapphire Papalaxia the “world’s most beautiful gem,” said the name of “Water Lily Red Sapphire”, which is between pink and orange and is extremely rare all over the world.