Brooch, Cartier

Brooch, Cartier

Brooch
Cartier
New York, America
1930
Platinum, quartz crystal, moonstone, diamond
Width 4.9cm
Museum no. M.130-2007
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This brooch is in the form of a basket of flowers and contains platinum rock crystal, moonstone and baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds. This basket of flowers shows an eastern and a geometric influence. The blooms are stylised, and the base and the edge of the basket are emphasised by rectangular (baguette-cut) diamonds. The combination of rock crystal with diamonds and platinum provides a study in shades of white and colourless materials.