No 106: the Jewels

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This gem was designed by Cartier for Mrs. Conde Nast, who wanted to be sure that if she left her clutch at the Colony Club, it would be returned to her Park Avenue address. Can you believe the giant jewel clasp? Cartier is celebrating its 100th anniversary in the States with a retrospective of some of its most divine pieces, installed in their 5th Avenue Flagship store. The platinum, diamond and pearl bandeau below was made in 1924, and was inherited by the incomparable Doris Duke from her mother.

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