CARTIER Vintage 18kt Sapphire + Diamond Panther Bangle Bracelet 20.3dwt
The panther, the symbolic animal of the iconic jewelry brand Cartier, made its first appearance in the Maison's collections in 1914. Louis Cartier was the first to use the "Panthère de Cartier" in a collection, and his colleague Jeanne Toussaint turned it into a legend. In the modern day, the Panthère de Cartier motif continues to delight jewelry lovers, maintaining worldwide appeal and recognition!
A fabulous Vintage sapphire and diamond "Panthère de Cartier" bangle bracelet, signed by legendary jewelry designer Cartier! This 18kt yellow gold piece features two panther heads resting at the ends of a cuff style bangle. Each 3-dimensional head is embellished with two faceted sapphire eyes, displaying a gorgeous dark blue hue. Rounded ears rest upon the panther's head, and an onyx stone sits at the tip of its nose. Two bands of accent diamonds wrap around the neck of each creature, creating a lovely sparkling collar. Completing the look is a gorgeous textured pattern that covers the surface of the rounded band, contrasting perfectly with the smoothly polished face of the animals. This flexible cuff style bangle features a small opening between the panther heads, expanding to accommodate the wearer's wrist, and closing quickly to snug and secure fit. Stamped underneath one of the panther's heads is the authentic "Cartier" signature hallmark, along with "750" and a serial number "612426." This fashionable bracelet by a legendary designer is a gorgeous everyday accessory, and would make a fabulous addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: When unworn, the bracelet opening (where a wrist would rest), measures approximately 2" in diameter, and would fit nicely on an average sized wrist. The surface of the bracelet measures about 3/16” wide. The bracelet has a pennyweight of 20.3 dwt.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and all of the diamonds, sapphires and onyx stones are secure and intact. The flexible design is in good working condition.