-Cartier Paris Khandy Elephant Charm In 18Kt Gold With VVS Diamonds And Emerald
An elephant charm designed by Cartier.
An iconic charm in the shape of a Khandy elephant, created in Paris by the French luxury jewelry house of Cartier. This beautiful useful pendant-charm has been crafted in solid white gold of 18 karats and embellished with natural earth mined gemstones. It is fitted with a movable lock to wear in a chain as a pendant or in a bracelet as a charm.
Elephants As Good Fortune
Elephants often represent good fortune. The reason why is lost to time, but any elephant image can be used to signify the coming of good things in a person’s life. Additionally, giving someone a gift of an elephant object can be a way of wishing them good luck. However, for good fortune to arrive, you must select elephant items that depict the elephant with its tusk raised in an upward position. Many makers of elephant jewelry, statues, etc. know this, which is why raised tusks are commonly shown. Elephants are associated with abundance, which is related to overall good fortune. Some cultures depict elephants with rain clouds, and this is a direct reference to them being connected to the bountiful harvests produced by farming communities. In ancient times, some cultures enlisted elephants in the war effort. This was done by starting their training early, while they were still babies, and continuing their training throughout their growth. Men would ride elephants into battle, and you can find illustrations and paintings depicting elephants in various battle scenes.
Diamonds: Mount in a pave setting, with 66 calibrated round brilliant cut diamonds, 0.70 carats, white colorless E/F color, VVS-1 clarity.
Emerald: The elephant's eye is mount in a flush setting, with 1 round brilliant cut of a Colombian green emerald of .02 carats.
Birthstone: Emerald for the month of May.
Weight: 3.21 Grams, (2.06 Dwt).
Measurements:22 mm by 15 mm (0.87 x 0.59 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped with French marks; the head of the eagle for the assay and warranty of the gold, the maker's mark PF for Pery Et Fils, the mark for the assay of the gold and signed, "CARTIER .750 857022".
Collateral: It is accompanied by the designer's presentation jewelry pouch.
Condition: The overall condition of this charm is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. All gemstones are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: P081723MONM/.0771