A Beautiful 18ct Gold and Diamond Hummingbird Brooch

A charming gold and diamond stylised hummingbird brooch by Cartier c.1960s, the body finely modelled in 18ct yellow gold with a textured finish and carefully formed feathers, the beak and feet in polished gold, the eye set with a hexagonal shaped diamond and the top of the wing embellished with a cluster of six round brilliant cut diamonds in platinum rubover settings, perched on a branch with a diamond in the end, all to a single pin brooch fitting on the reverse.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct gold and platinum signed Cartier London and numbered
Weight description10.4 grams
Dimensions4.2cm / 1.6" wide and 4.4cm / 1.7" tall
Gemstones8 x diamonds estimated to weigh a combined total of approximately 1.1cts
PeriodCirca 1960s

Directors Notes

Cartier created a fantastic menagerie of birds during the 1950s and 60s in all manner of sizes, shapes and gemstones. This is a particularly lovely example which showcases the quality of craftsmanship one expects from Cartier. The wonderful engraving on the gold shows great attention to detail and gives the brooch a dimension of naturalism.


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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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