Cartier 1974 Aldo Cipullo Onyx Clip Earrings 18Kt Gold With 2.95 Ctw In Diamonds And Rubies
Pair of ear-clips designed by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier.
Very rare geometric round pieces created in 1974, in the city of New York by Aldo Cipullo, during his 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 is surmounted a circular donut element carved from natural black onyx and gripped with two screws.
These parts are embellished with a pave setting of natural rounds brilliant cuts gemstones; 10 diamonds (0.50 Ctw, D.E color, VVS-1 clarity) and 48 Burmese red rubies (2.45 Ctw).
Have a combined weight of 37.2 grams and a measures of 33.5 mm (1.32 inches) by 26.3 mm (1.03 inches).
Each one is tamped at the reverse with, maker's mark, the assay hallmarks and signed, "CARTIER 1974 ALDO CIPULLO 18 KT".
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: These are the original pieces produced in the 1970's period.
Collateral: They are accompanied by a presentation jewelry box.
Condition: The overall condition of these earrings are 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: E0000OIIR/.8942