A PE­RIOD THAT SHINES

Hong Kong Tatler - - Trends -

On sale at Bon­hams’ June auc­tion was an art deco-era onyx and diamond jabot pin, signed by Cartier and dated 1925. The pin, es­ti­mated at HK$120,000–150,000, fea­tures bril­liant di­a­monds with black onyx spheres as ter­mi­nals. It’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that when you buy a pe­riod piece, you’re also buy­ing a piece of history. “Black be­came very im­por­tant in the 20th cen­tury as a way of ex­press­ing your­self,” Thompson ex­plains.

vi­tal vintage clock­wise from top: a belle époque-era lily-of-the-val­ley diamond de­vantde-cor­sage brooch by cartier (1912); Queen of Burma cush­ion-shaped ruby and diamond ring by cartier (1937); art deco emer­ald drop and diamond fringe neck­lace by Van cleef & ar­pels (1929), for­merly owned by princess Faiza of egypt

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