A DIAMOND AND GEM SET PANEL BROOCH BY CARTIER, modelled as a tree, with cabochon ruby and green agate flowerheads and foliage, accented with individual round brilliant-cut diamonds in millegrain collet settings, above a round brilliant, Swiss and single-cut diamond set trunk and vase of pierced, millegrain design, white precious metal mounted, with yellow metal pin, signed CARTIER and indistinctly numbered, total diamond weight approximately 0.55ct, length 2.65cm
Condition report: Rubies have variable pinkish-red hues, most stones with fracture, feather, ‘silk’ and mineral inclusions that are visible under magnification. Some of the rubies have surface-reaching fractures and nicks/chips, all have light surface wear. The green agates are well matched with a cloudy/milky transparency and light surface wear. Diamonds are well matched, bright and lively, with estimated VS1 to SI2 clarity and H to J colour, assessed mounted. Largest diamond weight approx. 0.07ct. The mount has surface wear, scuffs, nicks and occasional areas of thinning to the edges of the setting. The pin is yellow metal, possibly later replaced, and functioning. The signature is positioned to the side of the vase, the number is positioned to the back of the vase but is difficult to read. Metal standard is untested. Gross weight approx. 7.9gm.