METAL: 18k yellow gold
DIAMONDS: 6 round diamonds
MARKS: 18Kts, jeweler's mark, numbered
SIZE/DIMENSIONS: 2.2 x 1.8 cm
GROSS WEIGHT: 8.3 grams

Cartier debuted their ladybug (or ladybird) brooches as early as 1935 and the design immediately became popular amongst collectors. While the Maison has rendered jewelry from the flora and fauna world, the humble ladybug, together with the scarab, are the only beetle motifs that were used. Cartier didn't stop with brooches, the ladybugs also appeared as earrings, a candlesnuffer and even a cigarette lighter! The present coral and diamond ladybug brooch is an example of this iconic design from the mid-20th century.

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