White gold, pink gold, yellow gold, diamonds, colored sapphires, a pear-shaped orangy-pink sapphire of 2.74 carats (Sri Lanka), a pear-shaped violet sapphire of 1.36 carats (Sri Lanka), a heart-shaped rubellite of 12.04 carats.
Cupid, the well-known god of love from Roman mythology, shares a secret with the onlooker by putting a finger to his lips. First depicted by the Maison in the 1940s, he appears here surrounded by his traditional symbols, perched on a heart-shaped rubellite of a pinkish purple hue.
Intended to plant the seeds of love in the hearts of men and women, the bow – crafted from a twisted thread of gold – supports an opulent garland of pink and mauve sapphires, while the arrows are punctuated by pear-shaped and baguette-cut diamonds. The cherub’s rose-cut diamond face and the different settings (bead, prong, closed, plumard) are testimony to the virtuosity employed to portray love and its mysteries.