The engraved emeralds brought together by Cartier are all the more singular, as the “cluster” form of the pendant is rare in High Jewellery – though Cartier already made use of it in the 1920s and 30s.This pendant comprises 19 gems. The ensemble is completed by two emeralds totalling 86.96 carats and a central stone of 43.73 carats. All three are sourced from Colombia, one of the world’s most renowned gem-mining regions.
Their impressive weight is accentuated by the colour, brilliant intensity and crystallisation of their combined forms. They are joined by an 18.58-carat hexagonal engraved Zambian emerald, a 23.24-carat engraved Burmese ruby, eight Burmese rubies totalling 46.34 carats and two Burmese rubies totalling 13.26 carats.