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Cartier, Boucheron, Bulgari and Van Cleef & Arpels are constantly reinterpreting their iconic motifs

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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From figurative to abstract, full-pavé to skeletonised, Cartier’s panther motif might come in different shapes and forms, but the DNA of the French high jeweller remains essential in the designs. “Tradition is not the enemy of evolution,” says Pierre Rainero, Cartier’s director of image, style and heritage. “Evolution is part of our tradition.” The balance [...]

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Cartier puts twist on traditional muses with cactus-inspired jewelry

By   /  October 26, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Richemont-owned Cartier headed to the desert to source its latest jewelry inspiration. The French jeweler’s Cactus de Cartier range features cactus-shaped baubles for a spirited collection meant to evoke the rebelliousness and resiliency of the flower, and in turn the wearer. Cartier has long sourced inspiration from the natural world, especially the colors, shapes and [...]

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ON THE WRIST: ROAD TESTING THE DRIVE DE CARTIER

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Cartier’s legacy in fine watchmaking has long been up there with the greats. History has seen the esteemed jewellery maker create watches like the famed Santos model for aviator Albert Santos Dumont, a watch not only made for flying, but one that combined a unique physical shape with superb aesthetics. It is often argued then that [...]

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The Big Three Jewels: Why Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald Top the List of Precious Gems

By   /  May 17, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Until recently, only emerald, ruby and sapphire were officially called precious gems. Everything else was called semi-precious. The precious categorization is a reference to value: a really fine ruby, emerald or sapphire can be priced higher per carat than a diamond. Sapphires are extremely hard and durable, so they will last a forever in a piece of [...]

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Use the World’s Most Popular Piece of Jewelry for a Loan – The Cartier Love Bracelet

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

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A recent study shows that the iconic Cartier Love bracelet is now the most popular jewelry accessory for women with Google searches average 353,000 per month. Local Costa Mesa pawnshop Jewelry-N-Loan purchases, sells, and loans on all Cartier jewelry and watches, including the Love collection. The bracelet was designed by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier in 1969, and the line [...]

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Luxury Watches and the Art of Enameling

By   /  November 20, 2012  /  Collectibles  /  No Comments

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The delicate decorating style of enameled watches dates back centuries as do the skills that are not much changed –precision tools, good eyesight, patience and a steady hand.  Names such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Piaget are creating artistic timepieces with beautiful enameling.  Van Cleef & Arpels launched its Poetic Wish timepiece collection [...]

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