A rare platinum bracelet, set with 8.70ct of diamonds from the Art Deco period by the House of Cartier. The intense sheen and durability of platinum was highly favoured during this time, as it enabled elaborate designs to be created using numerous stones that would not be obscured by dominant settings. This bracelet displays iconic geometric forms created out of sparkling old baguette and bullet cut diamonds. These feature inside a combination of slim rectangular and shaped plaque forms that have been linked together by square sections. The name of Cartier instantly brings to mind the sparkle of diamonds and the allure of the rich and famous. Since it was founded in Paris in 1847, the House has gone from strength to strength, being famously credited as “the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers” by King Edward VII. The house was owned and run by the founding family from 1847 to 1964. Elaborate diamond and gemstone set slim and wide bracelets became hugely popular during this time, as short sleeved fashions left the arms exposed. Cartier are particularly renowned for producing some of the most breath-taking examples, which are sought after and collected today. Worn as single pieces or grouped together for a striking effect, these creations are as wearable today as they were almost a hundred years ago. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was presented with an elaborate example by Prince Philip on their wedding day in 1947. Recently loaned to the Duchess of Cambridge, this was created by Philip Antrobus of Bond Street, which is a business that was later acquired by Pragnell. Rich groupings of these bracelets have also been seen gracing the arms of a number of celebrities, including Madonna and René Zellweger. Truly versatile, this would look beautiful worn on a wedding day, or paired with a steel Rolex for a more casual feel.