A Pair of ‘Panthère de Cartier’ Diamond and Onyx Hoop Earrings

A pair of diamond, onyx and white gold panther earrings by Cartier, circa 1990. These ‘Panthère de Cartier’ hoop earrings are designed as a line of round brilliant cut diamonds, every three diamonds is accented with a black onyx spike, the same gem set pattern is repeated on the outward facing interior of each hoop. The earrings are set in 18ct white gold with post and butterfly fittings.

Further Details

Periodcirca 1990
Gemstones and Other Materials52 x round brilliant diamonds estimated total: 1.56cts
16 x black onyx spikes
Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct white gold, signed Cartier, numbered and French hallmarks
Weight description13 grams
DimensionsDiameter: 2.8cm/1.1"
Width: 3mm/0.1"

Directors Notes

Cartier’s mascot, the panther was first seen in 1914. Whilst Louis Cartier was the first to introduce the legendary creature, it was Jeanne Toussaint who went on to make it the iconic motif that it is today, synonymous with the name of Cartier. Toussaint’s nickname even became ‘La Panthère’ such was her influence upon this jewelled legacy. The panther has been reinterpreted and reimagined by Cartier many times over more than a century and it remains today as highly collectible and sought after as it was when it was first introduced.


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When Louis-François Cartier (1819-1904) opened his small jewellery store in Paris in 1847, he couldn’t have imagined that 170 years later his name would be synonymous worldwide with some of the finest jewellery ever created.  

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