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BUYERS BEWARE: VINTAGE CARTIER LOVE BRACELETS

Le 18 décembre 2017, 08:36 dans Humeurs 0

If you’re shopping for a pre-owned Cartier Love Bracelet and find one at a jaw-dropping, seems-to-good-to-be-true cost, read on. You may be mistakenly Cheap Van Cleef Alhambra Necklace browsing a vintage Revson Bracelet that is not worth the same value as an authentic Cartier Love Bracelet.

In 1970, Cartier designer Aldo Cipullo partnered with Charles Revson, the founder of Revlon Cosmetics, to design a special-edition Love Bracelet.

Although the Revson Bracelet looks virtually identical to the original, there are two major design points that distinguish it from the standard Love Bracelet. The Revson Bracelet was electroplated to cut down its retail cost. It is oftentimes misleadingly advertised as an “18K Aldo Cipullo Love Bracelet” but is in fact only gold-plated and therefore less expensive. The second key design difference of the Revson Bracelet is that it has a screw on only one side and a hinge on the other—whereas the Fake Van Cleef Alhambra Ring original unscrews on both sides.

Revson Bracelets are also stamped with “Aldo Cipullo Gold Electroplate” and “Charles Revson, Inc.” Real vintage Cartier Love bracelets meanwhile are stamped with the Cartier name only and most originals are not engraved with serial numbers.

Many people re-selling the Revson Bracelet will list the solid 18k gold Amulette de Cartier Necklace item as a vintage Cartier Love Bracelet or an Aldi Cipullo-Charles Revson Love Bracelet. And while this is, in a way, factually true—the bracelet was indeed produced by Cartier—it’s a misleading characterization of the bracelet if you’re in the market for an authentic Love Bracelet.

The Revson Bracelet is Fake Cartier Juste un Clou Earrings classified as costume jewelry and usually priced accordingly, ranging from $99 to upwards of $1,000. So if you’re wowed by the low price of what appears to be an authentic Cartier Love Bracelet, which retails upward of $4000 at the least, proceed with caution as it could be a mis-listed Revson Bracelet.

The Reine Makeda Necklace

Le 18 décembre 2017, 08:35 dans Humeurs 0

A couture choker necklace, the Reine Makeda’s design was crafted around its stunning center stone: a 15 carat oval-shaped ruby from Mozambique. Set in fake van cleef & alrpels jewelry platinum and surrounded by diamonds the dramatic necklace took 3,320 hours of work by Cartier’s premier artisans to create. The Reine Makeda necklace was designed to drape elegantly around the neck and is a testament to the house of Cartier’s exceptional craftsmanship.

10. Cartier’s Patiala Necklace

Made by Cartier in 1928, the Patiala Necklace was commissioned by and named after Bhupindra Singh of Patiala, the Maharaja of Patiala, India. The necklace included an astounding 2,930 diamonds (which range from 18-73 carats), several Burmese rubies, real 18k gold Cartier Juste Un Clou Bracelet and the world’s seventh largest “De Beers” diamond as its centerpiece. The center stone diamond weighed an incredible 236.65 carats.

The necklace mysteriously disappeared in 1948 but the large Cheap Van Cleef Alhambra Bracelet diamond resurfaced solo (without the surrounding stones or its original necklace setting) in 1982 at a Sotheby’s auction where it sold for $3.16 million.

Then, in 1998, the necklace was discovered at a second-hand jewelry shop in London. However, the necklace was missing its rubies and diamonds. Fake Van Cleef Alhambra Earrings Even still, the house of Cartier bought what remained of the necklace and, over the span of four years, restored it to resemble the original Patiala Necklace with cubic zirconia, synthetic diamonds and a replica of the original De Beers diamond.

Sapphire Panthere Brooch

Le 18 décembre 2017, 08:33 dans Humeurs 0

The panther motif has been a regular part of Cartier’s designs since 1914. When it made its debut, the panther was featured as an abstraction of Art Deco styling but, by the 1940s, Cartier had adopted an ornate and three-dimensional approach to incorporating the big cat Cartier solid 18k gold Love Ring into its designs. One of the Cartier’s panther-inspired jewelry’s biggest fans was Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.

One particularly noteworthy piece in her collection is the Cartier Panthere Sapphire Brooch. Made in 1949, the brooch features a perfectly round and rare 152.35 carat cabochon star sapphire. Perched above the sapphire is a Cartier panther, with diamonds for its fur, sapphire for its spots and two pear-cut yellow diamonds for its eyes.

8. The Cartier Royal Pearl

Large pearls replica Hermes Clic Clac H bracelet in general are an incredible rarity in nature. It is estimated that for every 10,000 oysters harvested, only a single pearl is found. This further stresses how awesomely rare the Cartier Royal Pearl is. The pearl is a perfectly symmetrical drop-shape and weighs an amazing 166.18 grains.

The Royal Pearl first belonged to Queen Mary, the grandmother solid 18k gold Hermes earrings of Queen Elizabeth II. It has since passed through several generations of royalty including Princess Mary and then her son George. Cartier most recently refashioned the pearl into a necklace that can also be worn as a tiara thanks to a clever hidden hinge within the piece. With the Royal Pearl at its center, the tiara-necklace setting also includes natural pearls and diamonds, the largest being a cushion-cut diamond real 18k gold hermes ring  weighing in at 5.01 carats. The Cartier Royal Pearl itself can also be removed from its setting and be worn as a pendant.

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