It’s vintage darling!

PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 August 2015

Who could resist the sparkle of Cartier?

Who could resist the sparkle of Cartier?


A word to the “luvlies” of Norfolk - take advantage of vintage, says James Hawkins of Juels Limited, The Gold Shop at Diss.

With the ever-changing trends in fashion, matching outfits and accessories can be a minefield. For the immaculate ladies of Norfolk getting the correct look for the right occasion is essential. With the social calendar into full swing the pressure is on... The power of social media can elevate the fashion goddess and ridicule the fashion misfits immediately. Therefore it is evident that making the right first impression is paramount, as images can be broadcast globally in an instant.

Recent season trends have seen a re-launch into the vintage era, from the 1920s through to the 1990s, and most of the high street fashion has been seen before. With the rejuvenation back into yellow gold and vintage jewellery items, demand has never been greater for the right piece of jewellery. Now is a good time to buy and sell quality vintage jewellery.

Many items set in 9ct gold can cost the equivalent of most high street costume replicas. But for a real show-stopper, why not treat yourself to a quality item that will always retain its value? A name synonymous with quality jewellery is that of Cartier. Founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under family control until 1964. Cartier is well known for its jewellery and its long history of sales to royalty and celebrities. King Edward VII of England referred to Cartier as “The jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers”. Cartier holds royal warrants to the Courts of Spain, Portugal, Russia, Siam, Greece, Serbia, Belgium, Romania, Egypt, Albania, Monaco, and the House of Orleans.

At Juels’ Limited we have recently acquired a quantity of vintage Cartier. The quality of workmanship is unsurpassed and the gem stones simply sparkle and stand out from the crowd. The vintage Cartier drop earrings incorporate 5cts of diamonds consisting of two F-coloured brilliant cut diamonds, both of clarity VSI 1. They are set with equally brilliant 0.25ct diamond suspension studs in platinum and 18K gold. The exquisite earrings have an insurance replacement value of £65,000. But for the refreshingly indulgent price tag of £20,000 they could be adorning your ears.

The vintage Cartier Casino bracelet carries the iconic interlaced double “C” of Cartier and is hallmarked in every double link. It is set in 18K gold with the clasp setting incorporating a singular cabochon Ceylonese sapphire and weighs a total of 35.07grams. It is being offered for sale at £2250.

This elegant Art Deco emerald and diamond dress ring would be at home at any social occasion. The ring has a total carat weight of diamond of 3cts with the centre emerald weighing 2cts. It is set in 18K white gold and this beautiful creation could be yours for £7250.

At Juels Limited we currently have a large range of antique, Art Deco and vintage jewellery to suit everyone’s budget. For further information on our current stock, call James at The Gold Shop, Diss, on 01379 644441.

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