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Cartier 1895 Diamond Solitaire Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Glasgow, GB
Cartier 1895 Diamond Solitaire Necklace. This diamond solitaire necklace is a part of the '1895' collection by Cartier. The solitaire claw set round brilliant cut diamond weighs appr...
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Early 2000s Modern Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 1895 Diamond Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bethesda, MD
From Cartier thier diamond band perfect for stacking or wearing alone ♦ Designer: Cartier ♦ Metal: Platinum ♦ 50 diamonds .48 carats, F VVS ♦ 2.5mm wide ♦ Circa 2015 ♦ Size 51 US si...
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2010s Band Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Round Diamond Solitaire Necklace DVVS2
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
made of 18K white gold and is 16 inches in length. It contains a round D color and VVS2 clarity diamond weighing 1.03 CT. The Stone is GIA Certified DVVS2. Excellent condition, all p...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier 1895 Wedding Band 3 Diamond Ring Platinum Certificate Estate
By Cartier
Located in Torrance, CA
Pre owned Cartier 1895 wedding band set with 3 diamonds, crafted in 950 platinum. Three diamonds total 0.03 carats (estimated at F-G color and VVS1 clarity). The ring retails for ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Solitaire Platinum 0.40 Carat Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
A beautiful platinum ring from the "1895 Solitaire" collection by Cartier is a sight for sore eyes! The elegant ring weighs 3.8 grams, boasts band thickness of 2 mm, and is set with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Solitaire 0.51 Carat Diamond Platinum Ring
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand : Cartier Name : 1895 Solitaire Ring Material : 1P Diamond (D0.51ct G-VS1), PT950 Platinum Comes with : Cartier box, case,GIA certificate (Nov 2002), Cartier repair certificat...
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Early 2000s Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Diamond Solitaire Ring in Platinum 0.39 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retails for 4,200 USD. In excellent condition and recently polished. Ring size is 4.5. Cartier size 48. Comes with the original Cartier Box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 1.03 Carat Radiant Cut Solitaire Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A radiant cut engagement ring made, signed and numbered by Cartier. Part of the 1895 Collection of Cartier. Set with a 1.03 carat radiant cut diamond center stone that GIA certified ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Solitaire 1895 Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This Ring by Cartier is from their Solitaire 1895 collection and features a single Round Brilliant Cut Diamond totalling 0.37cts mounted in a Platinum band. UK Finger Size N 1/2, EU ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum H VS1 2.19 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retails for 45,500 USD. In excellent condition and recently polished. Ring size is 4.25. Cartier size 48. Comes with the original Box, Certificate of Authenticity and GIA Certificate.
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Solitaire 0.71 Carat Diamond Platinum Ring US 4.5
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:1895 Solitaire Ring Material :1P Diamond (D0.71ct E-VVS1), PT950 Platinum Ref.:N4163600 Comes with:Cartier box, case, GIA Certificate (Jan 2003),Repair Certificat...
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Early 2000s Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum E VVS2 1.78 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 1895 Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum E VVS2 1.78 CTW PRIMARY DETAILS SKU: 103693 Listing Title: Cartier 1895 Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum E VV...
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21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in Platinum H VVS2 0.74 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retails for 12,500 USD. In excellent condition and recently polished. Ring size is 6.75. Cartier size 54. Comes with the original GIA Certificate.
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21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Solitaire Round Brilliant Cut Ring 1.54 Carat GIA Certified
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning platinum Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 solitaire collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a four claw setting with a weight of 1....
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond 1895 Solitaire Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Cartier diamond ring in platinum from the 1895 collection N4164647. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a claw setting with a total weight of approxima...
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Antique 19th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond 1895 Pave Collection Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Elegant emerald-cut diamond engagement ring, made, signed and numbered by Cartier. From the "1895 pave" collection. Set in platinum. The center stone weighs 1.52cts with F color and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 1.01 Diamond Platinum 1895 Ring
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:Solitaire 1895 Ring Material:1P diamond (1.01ct H-VS1-3Ex), Pt950 platinum Weight : 4.4g(Approx) Ring size:British & Australian:H 1/2 / US & Canada:4 / French...
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2010s More Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier GIA Certified Round Diamond Solitaire 1895 Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A classic and timeless engagement ring style made and Signed by Cartier showcasing a 0.90 carat round brilliant diamond, set in a traditional solitaire setting. Accompanied with a GI...
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2010s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond

Cartier 0.66 Carat Diamond Platinum Solitaire 1895 Ring
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:Solitaire 1895 Ring Ref. :N4163600 Material :1P Diamond (0.66ct G-VS2), Pt950 Platinum Comes with:Cartier box, case, GIA certificate (Oct 2001), Cartier repair c...
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Early 2000s More Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1 Carat Total Weight 1895 Platinum Ladies Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in Aliso Viejo, CA
This stunning and iconic diamond ring is one of Cartier's keystone designs. This historical jewelry house has long been known for uncompromising quality and service. This ring enco...
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Early 2000s Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 1895 Platinum 0.23 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
The classic engagement ring. This Cartier Solitaire 1895 Platinum 0.23 ct Diamond Ring exudes beauty and sophistication that will never age. On its 2mm thin platinum band is a refin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 0.66 Carat GIA Diamond Platinum 1895 Ring
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:Solitaire 1895 Ring Ref. :N4163600 Material :1P Diamond(0.66ct G-VVS2), Pt950 Platinum Comes with:Cartier box, case, GIA certificate (April 2001), Cartier repair...
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Early 2000s More Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 0.62 Carat F-VVS2 Diamond Solitaire Platinum, 1895 Ring
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:Solitaire 1895 Ring Ref. :N4163600 Material :1P Diamond (D0.62ct F-VVS2), Pt950 Platinum Comes with:Cartier case, GIA certificate (Aug 2000), Cartier repair cert...
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2010s More Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond 1895 Solitaire Ring 0.90 Carat E/VS2 GIA Certified
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning platinum Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 solitaire collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a four claw setting with a weight of 0....
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 1895 Diamond Engagement Ring 2.02 Carat D/VS1 GIA Certified
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k yellow gold diamond ring from the Solitaire 1895 collection by Cartier. The ring is set to the centre with a 2.02ct round brilliant cut diamond, D colour and VS1 in c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Rose Gold Solitaire 1895 Diamond Ring 1.64 Carat GIA Certified
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning 18k rose gold Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 solitaire collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a four claw setting with a weight ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier 1895 Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An exquisite Cartier diamond ring in platinum from the 1895 collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a claw setting with a total weight of 2.02ct, G colour ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 1895 Round Diamond Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Eternity wedding band made, signed and numbered by Cartier as well. Set with 39 round brilliant diamonds weighing 0.40 carats total. Made in platinum. Size 4.5 US. Engagement ring p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Wedding Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Wedding Band Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Classic Cartier Band The band is the 1895 Cartier Band The band is 18K Yellow Gold The band is 4mm Wide The band is a size 10.25 or 63 The band weighs 7.6 grams. The serial number is...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Band Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 1895 Yellow Gold Wedding Band Set
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A classic and iconic wedding band style made and signed by Cartier. From the 1895 collection, it features a rounded shape made in 18k yellow gold. 5 millimeters wide. Comes as a mat...
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2010s Wedding Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 1895 Diamond Pendant 1.32 Carat
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An exquisite 18k yellow gold diamond necklace from the 1895 collection by Cartier. The necklace features a claw set round brilliant cut diamond weighing 1.32ct, G colour and VS1 clar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier "1895 Collection" Wedding Ring in Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An elegant 18-karat yellow gold high-dome wedding ring, from Cartier's 1895 Collection. This ring is a finger size 8 but it could be sized to order. Dimensions: 3.5mm wide. Accompani...
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2010s Contemporary Bridal Rings

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 1895 Diamond Engagement Ring 1.08 Carat
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful platinum Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 Solitaire collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a 4 claw setting with a total weight o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Wedding Band in 18 Karat Rose Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Ring Size: 62 (euro) ; 10 (US) Designer: Cartier Collection: LOVE Style: Wedding Band Metal: Rose Gold Metal P...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier 1895 Solitaire Radiant Cut Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Set
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A radiant cut engagement ring made, signed and numbered by Cartier. Part of the 1895 Collection of Cartier. Set with a 1.03 carat radiant cut diamond center stone that GIA certified ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 2.41 Carat GIA Certified Diamond Platinum Solitaire Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in San Francisco, CA
Cartier Solitaire 1895 collection platinum diamond engagement ring features a center 2.41 carat GIA cert round brilliant cut diamond accented with pave diamonds totaling 0.90. Ring ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring, 1.34 ct. G, VS1 Radiant Cut, GIA
By Cartier
Located in Honolulu, HI
This solitaire has been a Cartier classic since 1895. The elegance of the lines is unique, the refined and gentle setting allows the light of the diamond to flow freely. This Authent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Romantic Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum 1895 Collection Wedding Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This Wedding Band by Cartier is from their 1895 collection and features a plain band, made in Platinum. This Ring can be re-sized. Complete with Xupes Presentation Box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

Materials

Platinum

Cartier Platinum 1895 Diamond Ring 0.85ct
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful platinum Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 Solitaire collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a 4 claw setting with a total weight o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier ‘Solitaire 1895’ Diamond Engagement Ring, GIA Certified
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A ‘Solitaire 1895’ engagement ring set in 18 carat white gold and signed by Cartier. This classic solitaire ring is set with a 1.62 carat diamond which is GIA assessed as G colour, V...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold 1895 Men's Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 1895 men's wedding band, width 3.5 mm, 18K yellow gold. Hallmarked. Ring Size: 12. Condition: Pre-owned, like new. No original box and no papers. Comes in our presentation box.
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2010s Modern Band Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold 1895 Men's Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 1895 men's wedding band, width 3.5 mm, 18K yellow gold. Hallmarked. Ring Size: 12. Condition: Pre-owned, like new. No original box and no papers. Comes in our presentation box.
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2010s Modern Band Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold 1895 Men's Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier 1895 men's wedding band, width 3.5 mm, 18K yellow gold. Hallmarked. Ring Size: 12.5. Condition: Pre-owned, like new. No original box and no papers. Comes in our presentation ...
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2010s Modern Band Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Diamond 1895 Solitaire Engagement Ring 1.84 Carat
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k yellow gold Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 solitaire collection. The ring comprises of an emerald cut diamond in a four claw setting with a weight of 1.84ct , E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Diamond 1895 Solitaire Engagement Ring 1.84 Carat
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k yellow gold Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 solitaire collection. The ring comprises of an emerald cut diamond in a four claw setting with a weight of 1.84ct , E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1895 Cartier 1.50 Carat Diamond Platinum Solitaire Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bethesda, MD
The Cartier solitaire has been a classic since 1895. The elegance of the lines is unique, the refined and gentle setting allows the light of the diamond to flow freely. The brilliant...
Category

Early 2000s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Round Diamond GIA Certified Platinum Solitaire 1895 Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in Columbia, MO
Known as "the king of jewelers, the jeweler of kings", Cartier has designed masterpieces of jewelry since it was founded in 1847 in Paris. Luxury, elegance, sensuality, per...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 1895 Diamond Ring 1.06 Carat GIA Certfied
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k yellow gold diamond ring from the Solitaire 1895 collection by Cartier. The ring is set to the centre with a 1.06ct round brilliant cut diamond, H colour and VVS1 in ...
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Antique 1890s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Platinum Diamond Stud 1895 Earrings 2.01 Carat F/VS1
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An elegant pair of platinum diamond earrings by Cartier from the 1895 collection. The first diamond weighs 1.01ct and the other 1.00ct, both F colour and VS1 clarity. The earrings fe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Stud Earrings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond 1895 Solitaire Engagement Ring 0.90 Carat E/VS2
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning platinum Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 solitaire collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a four claw setting with a weight of 0....
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 1895 Engagement Ring 2.08 Carat Center HVS1
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
The ring is a size 6.5 (US), made of platinum, and weighs 2.7 DWT (approx. 4.20 grams). It also has one round H-color, VS1-clarity diamond weighing 2.08 CTTW.The Diamond is GIA certi...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 0.85 Carat Diamond G-VS1 Platinum 1895 Solitaire Ring US 5 1/2
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Name:1895 solitaire ring Material:1P diamond (D0.85ct G-VS1), Side diamond, Pt950 platinum Weight:4.2g(Approx) Ring size: British & Australian:L 1/4 / US & Canada:5 1/2 / French ...
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Early 2000s More Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier ‘Solitaire 1895’ 1.33 Carat GIA Certified Diamond Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A coveted classic, this Cartier ‘Solitaire 1895’ engagement ring showcases a GIA certified, 1.33 carat, round brilliant diamond that has been triple X rated for cut, polish and symme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Solitaire Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond 1895 Solitaire Engagement Ring 0.90 Carat GIA Certified
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning platinum diamond engagement ring by Cartier from the 1895 solitaire collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a four claw setting with a weight of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 1895 Asscher Cut Diamond Engagement Ring 2.76 Carat D/IF
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An exquisite diamond ring from the Solitaire 1895 collection by Cartier. The ring is set to the centre with a 2.76ct asscher cut diamond, D colour and IF clarity (Internally Flawless...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond 1895 Solitaire Engagement Ring 0.50 Carat with Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning platinum Cartier diamond ring with a plain wedding band from the 1895 collection. The ring features a round brilliant cut diamond in a 4 claw setting with a weight of 0.50...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Solitaire 1895 Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum G VVS2 1.31 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retails for 35,000 USD. In excellent condition and recently polished. Comes with the original box and GIA Cerrtificate. Ring size 51.
Category

2010s Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond 1895 Solitaire Engagement Ring 1.22 Carat GIA Certified
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning platinum Cartier diamond engagement ring from the 1895 solitaire collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a four claw setting with a weight of 1....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1895 For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the cartier 1895 you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Frequently made of Platinum, 18k Gold and Gold, this item was constructed with great care. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. If you’re looking for a cartier 1895 from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. As it relates to this specific piece, our collection includes designs that are universally popular, but .5 Carat and 1 Carat carat weights, specifically, are sought with frequency. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes radiant cut alternatives. Finding a cartier 1895 for sale for women should be easy, but there are 4 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Cartier 1895?

On average, a cartier 1895 at 1stDibs sells for $6,875, while they’re typically $1,300 on the low end and $1,300 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Cartier Biography and Important Works

Perhaps 1847 was not the ideal time to open a new watchmaking and jewelry business, as the French Revolution was not kind to the aristocracy who could afford such luxuries. Nevertheless, it was the year Louis-François Cartier (1819–1904) — who was born into poverty — founded his eponymous empire, assuming control of the workshop of watchmaker Adolphe Picard, under whom he had previously been employed as an assistant. Of course, in the beginning, it was a relatively modest affair, but by the late 1850s, Cartier had its first royal client, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon Bonaparte, who commissioned the jeweler to design brooches, earrings and other accessories.

Under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred, who took over in 1874, business boomed. Royalty around the world wore Cartier pieces, including Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the Maharaja of Patiala and King Edward VII, who had 27 tiaras made by the jewelry house for his coronation in 1902 and issued Cartier a royal warrant in 1904. (Today, the British royal family still dons Cartier pieces; Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, regularly sports a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.)

Cartier’s golden years, however, began when Alfred introduced his three sons, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, to the business. The brothers expanded Cartier globally: Louis reigned in Paris, Pierre in New York and Jacques in London, ensuring their brand’s consistency at their branches across the world. The trio also brought in such talents as Charles Jacqueau and Jeanne Toussaint.

One of Cartier’s earliest major successes was the Santos de Cartier watch — one of the world's first modern wristwatches for men. (Previously, a large number of people were using only pocket watches.) Louis designed the timepiece in 1904 for his friend, popular Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, who wanted to be able to check the time more easily while flying.

Cartier’s other famous timepieces include the Tank watch, which was inspired by the linear form of military tanks during World War I, and the so-called mystery clocks. Invented by watchmaker and magician Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and later crafted exclusively for Cartier in the house’s workshop by watchmaker Maurice Couët, the mystery clocks were so named because the integration of glass dials on which the clocks’ hands would seemingly float as well as structures that are hidden away within the base give the illusion that they operate without machinery.

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the /buy/panthere-cartier/ target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle reportedly inspired by medieval chastity belts.

While the Cartier family sold the business following the death of Pierre in 1964, the brand continues to innovate today, renewing old hits and creating new masterpieces. It’s certainly one of the most well known and internationally beloved jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

On 1stDibs, find a growing collection of contemporary and vintage Cartier watches, rings, necklaces and other accessories.