Cartier Art Deco Diamond and Onyx Cufflinks, c. 1925.
Art Deco Cartier diamond and onyx cufflinks. An important set of Art Deco onyx and diamond cufflinks signed Cartier Paris and numbered with the mark of the Cartier workmaster, Henri Droguet a principal workmaster for Cartier in Paris, c. 1925.
Exactly 112 tiny diamonds are bead-set around the rim of four 10 mm. circular onyxes. Each onyx is held in its position by 28 exceedingly tiny prongs. Either onyx of the pair that terminates each side of a double gold bar can then be quickly detached so that the gentleman wearing these exquisite accents can thrust the double bar through slits on four fabrics (French cuffs) that comprise each cuff with the detached black and white face then easily being reattached.
In weight these cufflinks are only 12.49 grams but in stature these are a tour de force of their time. The cufflinks are each signed twice by Cartier Paris, eight times by Droguet and bear abundant French hallmarks for both 18K and platinum. Their condition today is as fresh as it was 97 years ago.
All items sold are accompanied by a detailed appraisal by our gemologist, as well as all original GIA certificates, if specified in listing. Our gemstones are real and unenhanced and all diamonds offered by Pierre/Famille are natural from the earth, and never lab created! Our jewelry arrives gift wrapped in a fine presentation box.