A Vintage Stylised Bird Brooch in 18ct Yellow Gold with Burma Ruby

A vintage stylised bird brooch by Cartier circa 1960s. The bird is designed in 18ct yellow gold with a textured feather pattern on the head, an open gold wire body with a rope twist texture on the tail. The bird has round brilliant cut diamond details set in platinum and a trapezoid diamond in the tail. The bird is modelled sitting on a branch which has a round brilliant cut diamond set into the end and the eye is a Burmese step cut ruby. The reverse of the brooch has a single pin fitting.

Further Details

Condition ReportVery fine
Setting18ct yellow gold and platinum signed Cartier London and numbered
Weight description9.1 grams
DimensionsHeight: 4cm
Width: 1.5cm
Gemstones0.30ct Burma ruby, no heat - with certificate
12 x round brilliant cut
PeriodCirca 1960

Directors Notes

Cartier is famous for their wide array of jewelled bird brooches from the 1920s onwards, aligned with the fashions, feminine suits were becoming increasingly in vogue and jewellery houses were making beautiful brooches and pins to adorn those lapels. Cartier and their birds have become so recognisable that some have even ended up in the jewellery history books, notably the beautifully flamboyant Flamingo brooch that was created for the Duchess of Windsor. Cartier bird brooches are found in so many different shapes, styles, sizes and species, however the common denominator is always the exceptional quality one expects from a Cartier jewel. The gemstones in the brooches are always used creatively as focus points or interesting accents, of the highest quality and used with the artistic flair that Cartier is so well known for.


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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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