Art Deco jewelers pulled out all the stops to create dazzling settings to showcase coral.
Cartier, c. 1925, jointed platinum and yellow gold diamond necklace trimmed with turquoise, tubular coral and onyx, l. 36 cm/14.17 in.
Paris, Drouot, June 15, 2020, Baron Ribeyre & Associés OVV, Ms. Cukierman.
Art Deco jewelry designers were passionate about gems and organic materials that had been overlooked until then, using mother-of-pearl, bone, horn, ivory, jade, turquoise and coral to make stunning pieces. Their earliest creations featured the chessboard duo of diamonds and onyx before they turned to colors…
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