A Closer Look at Cartier’s Patented Home Front Brooch
Overtly patriotic, Cartier’s Home Front spinel brooch was made during the 1940s to show support for the United States’ efforts in World War II—and now it could be yours for $98,500 through New Orleans-based M.S. Rau Antiques.
Created in association with the Friends of Soldiers & Sailors organization, the brooch features a patented design that gives the illusion of an American flag bursting from a gold star adorned with diamonds. Its reflection and effect change as the brooch is moved and viewed at different angles.