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1930

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2017

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Pair Of Bracelets, 1930

This is a Pair of bracelets. It is dated 1930. Its medium is diamonds, platinum.

Gloria Swanson, one of the highest paid actresses in the late 1920s and early 1930s, wore these Cartier bracelets, designed in 1930, both onstage and off as a key element of her glamorous look.

It is credited Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. BT 27 A30, BT 28 A30.

  • Bracelet, 1927
  • rock crystal, carved jadeite, carved sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, platinum.
  • Private Collection.
  • 41.2016.3
  • Earrings, 1928
  • diamonds, platinum.
  • Lent by Vartanian & Sons.
  • 88.2016.4

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Bandeau, 1924
  • diamonds, platinum, natural pearl.
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. HO 28 A24.
  • 86.2016.1
  • Compact, 1930
  • 14-karat gold, platinum, enamel, baguette-cut diamond (push-piece).
  • Lent by Cartier Collection, Inv. VC 75 A30.
  • 86.2016.7

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 2.5 × 7.1 cm (1 in. × 2 13/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

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