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Gold, Pink, Yellow, Green, Orange, Blue
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Paillettes ( Lanieres )
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As the Duchess of Devonshire, she garnered much attention and fame in society during her lifetime With a preeminent position in the peerage of England, the duchess was famous for her beauty, charisma, and leading fashion and style; political campaigning; emotionally and psychologically conflicting marital arrangements and love affairs; and socializing and gambling.
Duchess of Devonshire Emerald Tiara by Cartier, c. 1901-1910
Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (7 June 1757 – 30 March 1806) was an English socialite, style icon, author, and activist. Of noble birth from the House of Spencer, married into the House of Cavendish, she was the first wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and the mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. As the Duchess of Devonshire, she garnered much attention and fame in society during her lifetime With a preeminent position in the peerage of England, the duchess was famous for her beauty, charisma, and leading fashion and style; political campaigning; emotionally and psychologically conflicting marital arrangements and love affairs; and socializing and gambling.She was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales. Their lives, centuries apart, have been compared in tragedy in contemporary time.
CARTIER High Jewellery Secret Watch with Quartz movement in Gray Gold, Emerald, Diamonds, Onyx and Rock Crystal.
Sun Tiara circa 1907 made by Cartier with a yellow diamond, white diamonds, platinum, yellow gold. Alternate sapphire setting.
Sun tiaras are recorded from the beginning of the nineteenth century. At the 1889 Paris Exposition the jeweler Vever exhibited a model containing a 54-carat diamond.
Cartier’s first sun tiaras date from 1904 and were delivered to J.P. Morgan in New York and the Countess of Suffolk in London. In Londons Cartier’s were still designing sun tiaras in the 1920s, some of which were set with a large cabochon sapphire or emerald at the center. The last one was ordered in 1926 by the daughter of Mrs Cavendish-Bentinck.
A brilliant blue sapphire is the hallmark of this dazzling creation from Cartier’s Panthere collection. The ring is made of 18K yellow gold and boasts a panther-shaped motif with green emerald eyes, an onyx nose, and a sapphire stone clutched in its paws.