*Cartier 1972 Aldo Cipullo geometric earrings in 18 kt yellow gold with onyx & chrysoprase
Pair of ear-clips designed by Aldo Cipullo (1936-1984) for Cartier.
Rare geometric round pieces created in New York city by Aldo Cipullo, during the collaboration period with the house of Cartier (1969-1975) as a designer.
This pair is from the "Circles" collection, crafted in solid 18 karats yellow gold and suited with omega backs for fastening clips. The posts options for pierced ears can be easily added.
The gold parts hug a circular piece carved from natural black onyx gripped from the back with two screws.
Embellished with 6 sugar-loaf cabochons cuts of natural green chrysoprase of about 9 carats.
Have a total weight of 39.5 grams and a diameter of 30 mm (1.18 inches).
Stamped at the reverse, with the serial numbers, the date of production, the gold assay hallmarks and signed, "CARTIER 1972 ALDO CIPULLO 18 KT HYA449".
Aldo Cipullo (1942-1984), was an Italian born jeweler. He born and was raise in a family of designers with jewelry traditions, his father was the owner of a jewelry factory and his brother Renato Cipullo made jewelry designs for Christian Dior. Aldo, was the creator of the popular and iconic Cartier bracelets, love and the nail, still until today considered ones of the best designs of the 20th century. He work as a designer in New York, for David Webb (1960-1969) and Cartier (1969-1975). In 1975 he found his own company as a freelance designer.
Literature: Cipullo Making Jewelry Modern, Renato Cipullo and Vivienne Becker, Assouline 2021, pp-136-137 for similar examples (see figures).
Provenance: Acquired from a private collector.
Note: This are the original pieces produced in the 1970's period.
They are in perfect condition.
INVENTORY REF: E0000ROIE/.9495