CARTIER Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Convertible Jabot
  • CARTIER Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Convertible Jabot
  • CARTIER Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Convertible Jabot

CARTIER Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Convertible Jabot



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CARTIER Art Deco Sapphire Diamond Convertible Jabot in Platinum.

This Cartier Sapphire Diamond Art Deco Jabot is known as the ‘Tree in Pot’ and dates from 1928. The brooch features intricate hand-carved sapphires peppered with white diamonds – all fashioned in the Art Deco style. The tree is formed from a slightly baroque elongated claw-set sapphire cabochon, the lower half carved with a twin leaf motif outlined on one side with a scalloped pavé-set diamond shadow. The pot serves as ‘protège-pointe pointe”; featuring a claw set sapphire with diamond-set rim, handles, and foot.

Originally known as a ‘stick pin’ and re-invented a generation later as a ‘tie pin’, this adornment has been a staple in any gentleman’s wardrobe since the 19th Century. The jabot’s provenance stemmed from a lush gathered decorative collar on a men’s shirt. This phenomenon surfaced four centuries ago, gaining its popularity particularly from European nobility.

The most contemporary of fashion icons to grant the jabot a renaissance was Karl Lagerfeld, who famously declared the timely quote “Sweatpants are a sign of defeat”. As legend has it, Lagerfeld wore a jabot at all times – even while in the comfort of his own home. In addition, celebrity red carpets recently exhibited a resurgence of the adornment in men’s fashion with the #bringbackthebrooch movement. The trend started with the long draped gown, made its way to the collared neckpiece, and is now seen directly on to the men’s lapel.

This Cartier jabot is the perfect adornment for today’s gentleman (or whomever) in your life. With blue sapphire to symbolize wisdom, royalty, and good fortune, the jewel is always in vogue. That said, the Cartier “Tree in Pot” work of art is worthy of passing on within the family tree for generations to come.

Sapphire weight approx. 12.00 carats total. Diamond weight approx. 2.00 carats total. Round single-cut diamonds. Measures approx. 1.90″ in length, 0.60″ at widest point. Pendant loop added later and can be worn as a pendant.

Includes Cartier Certificate of Authenticity and numbered; circa 1928.

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