Two natural pearls, 184 round diamonds, 58 buff-top emeralds: owned by Siegelson, who offered it for sale at the last edition of Design Miami/ Basel, this bangle by Cartier is an iconic piece of the 1920s style. During the Art Deco period, Louis Cartier along with his most brilliant designer, Charles Jacqueau, were founders of the Art Deco movement in jewelry and found immense inspiration from the exotic, translating it into beautiful modern jewels, such as this bracelet. The black lacquer background set with white diamonds and green emeralds creates a stark contrast between dark and light. The three-leafed diamond foliate forms with emerald centers are loosely Indian in inspiration and recall a series of pendant necklaces designed by Jacqueau in the early Art Deco period. The natural pearl terminals completed with onyx and diamonds flip open to allow the wearer to comfortably put on the bangle.