Cartier Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Panthère Medallion Pendant Necklace
This gorgeous Cartier Vintage 18K Yellow Gold Panthère Medallion Pendant Necklace comes to life thanks to the pear-shaped green tsavorite eye! The round pendant measures 39 millimeters by 39 millimeters and is made of openwork 18K yellow gold with black enamel peeking out through the holes to make the illusion of a panther head complete. It hangs from an adjustable black silk cord with gold end caps. In very good condition, it has marks on the metal. The connection between the panther and Cartier? Jeanne Toussaint, creative director of jewelry beginning around 1913, was nicknamed “La Panthère” by Louis Cartier possibly because of the full-length panther coat she wore (and for other reasons). The gorgeous animal worked its way into many of the house’s jewels and the rest is history!