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  • September Birthstone is Sapphire

    Janet Deleuse Fine Sapphire Jewelry Featured   PLEASE VISIT DELEUSE.COM TO SHOP ONLINE Sapphires, christened, “the gem of soul and autumn” — a fitting name for the September’s birthstone.   Ancient writings revealed that wearing a sapphire would  “protect the person from envy and helping […]

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  • July Birthstone - Ruby

    July Birthstone – Ruby

    In 1560 Benvenuto Cellini stated  ” the price of ruby was eight times that of diamond.”  And today, ruby remains the most expensive gemstone, in sizes over three carats, rivaling the price of diamond.  Wearing a ruby was said to preserve the health of the wearer […]

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  • Cartier Star of South Africa Diamond

    Cartier and America – Star of South Africa Diamond

    Getty Image The “Star of South Africa” diamond was discovered in 1869 and started ‘diamond fever’ throughout the world. The 47.69 carat pear shaped diamond was set into a pendant brooch with oval and round old mine cut diamonds in a lily of the valley motif. […]

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  • La Peregrina Pearl

    La Peregrina Pearl

    One of the world’s most famous pearls, Peregrina, which translates from “pilgrim” is an appropriate name for a gem with five hundred years of history.  La Peregrina is currently on loan from Elizabeth Taylor at the Cartier Boutique in Beverly Hills for the 100th anniversary […]

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  • Cartier Trinity

    Cartier, Jean Cocteau, Yves Saint-Laurent

    Cartier releases the trinity collection paved in diamonds and gemstones for the one hundred year celebration of Cartier’s opening the first flagship store in New York City. Three colors of intertwined gold , the trinity rings and bracelets are a classic Cartier design.  Photographed with […]

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  • Gloria Swanson in Cartier Bracelets

    Gloria Swanson in Cartier

    Gloria May Swanson visited the House of Cartier in Paris in 1932.  The famous Hollywood actress purchased two of the six newly designed deco style rock crystal bracelets. Fabricated in platinum the bracelets have 25.35 carats of round and baguette cut diamonds that are set […]

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  • Cartier & America at the Legion of Honor Continued...

    Legion of Honor Continued…

    The 1920’s changed women’s lifestyles and attitudes with a loud roar.  Women became athletic and counted their calories.  They cut their hair short, threw off the corsets and wore long slinky dresses. During the period from 1918-1937 Cartier was the world leader in creating fine […]

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  • Cartier & America at the Legion of Honor

    Cartier at the Legion of Honor

    The Cartier & America collection at the Legion of Honor is an extraordinary exhibit—simply breath taking.  Extraordinary not only for the incredibly beautiful diamonds, gems and impeccable workmanship but also the historical significance Cartier had within the jewelry and fashion industry and around the globe.  […]

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  • Famous Diamonds, Elizabeth Taylor

    The spectacular 69.42 carat tear drop shape diamond went to auction in 1969 in New York City.

    The spectacular 69.42 carat tear drop shape diamond went to auction in 1969 in New York City. The fifty sixth largest cut diamond in the world was sold by Harry Winston in 1967 to Mrs. Harriet Annenberg-Ames.  The diamond became the focus of the Parke-Bernet […]

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