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Cartier 18 Karat Gold and Diamond Panthere Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A must-have for the serious collector or the fashionista, this 18K yellow gold & diamond Cartier Pantherering is exquisitely set with approximately 4.50 carats total weight of round ...
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1990s Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier 1990's 18 Karat White Gold Italian Flat C Ring
By Cartier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Ring designed as stylized Cartier 'C' logo Flat with crisp geometric edges Featuring high polished white gold With assay marks for 18 karat gold Cagliari Italy Fully signed Carti...
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1990s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Logo De Cartier Wedding Ring 18 Karat White Gold, Circa 1990
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Logo De Cartier wedding ring in 18 karat white gold, circa 1990 A wide 4mm white gold "Logo de Cartier" band, with carved Cartier logo. A design that has proved to be both tim...
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1990s Modern Wedding Rings

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Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Sauvage Diamonds Ring
By Cartier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful Cartier Ring, made in 1999. Yellow gold 18k. 3 carats of diamonds. Ring size 50 or 5.25 USA. Signed with numbers and year. 12.10 grams
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1990s Band Rings

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Diamond

Cartier Diamond Onyx Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Cartier diamond band ring in 18k gold, designed in the 'Panthere' motif with polished onyx striped accents amongst collection quality brilliant-cut diamonds. Size 4 1/2. S...
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1990s Band Rings

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Cartier Gold Love Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Classic "Love Ring" made , signed and numbered by Cartier. 18K white gold. Size 6 1/2.
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Maillon Panthere Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold; set with round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing approx. 1.00 carat, most with E-F color and VS clarity; width 5/16 inch; ring size 5-1/2, Cartier size 51; weight 11.3...
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1990s Fashion Rings

Cartier Bamboo Yellow Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous Cartier ring from the chic Bamboo collection features a double-row design reminiscent of bamboo stalks crafted in 18k yellow gold. Made in France circa 1990s. Measureme...
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1990s More Rings

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Trinity Gold Stacking Ring
By Cartier
Located in Darnestown, MD
In 1924, Cartier began their Trinity collection in which they combine elements of yellow; white and rose gold. The white is meant to denote lasting friendship; rose gold is for true...
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1990s Modern Band Rings

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18k Gold

Cartier Vintage Cabochon Moonstone Ring
By Cartier
Located in Narberth, PA
This striking Vintage ring (ca1997) is a signed piece by iconic luxury brand Cartier! Crafted in 18kt white gold, this unique ring holds an alluring moonstone cabochon at the center ...
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1990s Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

Moonstone, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond Square Shape Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A sleek and stylish ring by Cartier, crafted in 18k white gold, pave set throughout with round brilliant cut diamonds in a square shape design, signed Cartier. Size 4 1/2 Condition: ...
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1990s Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond Tricolor Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cartier diamond and tricolor gold ring circa 1990. Clear and concise information you want to know is listed below. Contact us right away if you have additional questions. We are h...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond Gold Panther ring
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier 18K Yellow and White Gold Double Headed Panther Ring and further set with Diamonds in the Collars around the Panthers neck. Top measures 1 inch across. Finger siz...
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1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Gold and Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Lovely 18K yellow gold ring. Made, signed & numbered by Cartier. Set with a 0.30 carat round brilliant faceted diamond. Size 6 and may be custom-sized. A classic, elegant ring. Al...
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1990s Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Paris Diamond Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An exceptionally rare authentic Cartier ring in 18k white gold set with the finest Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds. Size: US 6 1/2 / EU 53 Dimensions: .53″ Inches Wide Invento...
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1990s Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Gold

Cartier Diamond Gold Wide Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Outstanding "Diamants Classiques" ring. Made, signed and numbered by CARTIER. Five rows of brilliant white diamonds, approximately 3.0 cts., circle the top and sides of the ring. ...
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1990s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Paris Diamond Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An exceptionally rare authentic Cartier ring in 18k white gold set with the finest Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds. Size: US 6 1/2 / EU 53 Dimensions: .53″ Inches Wide In...
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1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Retro Cartier Wedding Band 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Circa 1990
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A classic 'D' shaped comfort fit wedding band by Cartier in 18 karat yellow gold, circa 1990 This ring has a smooth polished finish. Signed 'Cartier', '750', '51' serial no. 135189...
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1990s Modern Wedding Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Cartier White Gold Wide Dome Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Cartier ring features a stylishh wide design crafted in 18k white gold. Made in France circa 1990s. Measurements: 0.59" (15mm) width. The ring size is 8.25 - EU 58. Resi...
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1990s More Rings

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White Gold

Cartier Panthere Claw Yellow Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Cartier panthere yellow gold ring showcasing a panthere claw set with black enamel in 18k yellow gold. The ring measures a size 6 1/2 and can be resized.
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1990s Cocktail Rings

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Yellow Gold

Cartier Diamond Gold Wide Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Wide Band Ring by Cartier. With 133 Round Brilliant Cut Diamond VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approx. 3.5ctw This ring comes with original Cartier box. D...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Gold Sapphire and Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional handmade Cartier Sapphire and Diamond 18K Yellow Gold Ring. The exquisite Oval Blue Sapphire is 1.71 carats, accompanied by a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) repo...
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1990s More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold

CARTIER Large Chalcedony White Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Large Chalcedony Ring by Cartier. Circa 1999. With one Chalcedony stone: 14 x 5mm. This beautiful ring comes with an original Cartier box. Details: Ring Size: 7 ...
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1990s Solitaire Rings

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Chalcedony, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond Yellow Gold Nigeria Ring
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cartier diamond and yellow gold Nigeria bombé ring circa 1990. * SPECIFICATIONS: DIAMONDS: eighty-seven round brilliant-cut diamonds totaling approximately 5.00 carats, approximat...
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1990s Contemporary Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Diamond Gold Wide Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Wide Band Ring by Cartier. With 104 Round Brilliant Cut Diamond VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approx. 2.08ct This ring comes with original Cartier box. D...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Band Ring Set with Brilliants
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
A 18K yellow gold Cartier band ring, "Séranade" collection, set with two brilliant cut diamonds rows in a platinum setting. Size 57 (US 8) Sizable on two sizes shorter with an inside...
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1990s Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Chalcedony White Gold Cocktail Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A chic Cartier cocktail ring showcasing a Chalcedony in 18k white gold. The ring measures a size 5 and can be resized if needed.
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1990s Cocktail Rings

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Chalcedony, 18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Cartier 'C de Cartier' Band Ring Set in 18k White Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stylish vintage Cartier band ring from the C de Cartier collection set in 18k white gold. The ring is comprised of the signature interlinking C motif from the C de Cartier collect...
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1990s Retro Band Rings

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18k Gold, White Gold, Gold

Cartier Nigeria Diamond Tutti Frutti Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
CARTIER Nigeria Diamond Tutti Frutti Ring in 18k Yellow Gold The iconic Nigeria Ring by Cartier, featuring white faceted diamonds throughout with intermittent cabochons of transpare...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Diamond, White Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, 18k Gold

Three Golds Cartier "Trinity" Ring, Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
A 18Kt rose, white and yellow gold Cartier ring, "Trinity" collection, entirely set with brilliant cut diamonds. Total weight of diamonds : 2.98 carats Ring size : FR : 50 UK : K1...
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1990s Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ruby Ellipse Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Ellipse Ruby Band Ring by Cartier. With 1 oval-shaped beautiful ruby 5mm x 4mm. Details: Width: 4mm Weight: 8.3 grams Ring Size: EEuropean 51, US 5.5 Stamped Hallmark...
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1990s Band Rings

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Ruby, Yellow Gold

Cartier La Dona Diamond Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond La Dona Band Ring by Cartier. With 24 round brilliant cut diamonds total weight approx .30ct. Diamonds VVS1 clarity, F color. This ring is in mint condi...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Panthere Solitaire Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic Cartier panthere ring showcasing a .25ct round brilliant cut Cartier diamond in 18k yellow gold. The ring measures a size 5 1/4 and can be resized if needed.
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Love Wide Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A circa 1990s yellow gold Cartier love ring showcasing the iconic motif in 18k yellow gold, the ring measures a size 5.
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Lanieres Sapphire Diamond White Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic authentic Cartier diamond ring from the Lanieres collection showcasing round brilliant cut diamonds and sapphires in a scattered pattern set in 18k white gold. The ring mea...
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1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, White Gold

Cartier Panthère 18K White Gold Ring Unworn
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Panthère Ring 18K White Gold Size 51 Weight 12.7 grams Vintage unworn condition With original certificate from Cartier From 1999
Category

1990s Modern Band Rings

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Vintage Cartier Emerald Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Emerald Vintage Band Ring By Cartier. With 1 round emerald 6mm. Details: Size: European 59 US 9 Weight: 11.6 grams Width: 10mm Stamped Hallmarks: Cartier 750 *Free Sh...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Emerald, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ellipse Sapphire Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Ellipse Sapphire Band Ring by Cartier. With 1 oval-shaped beautiful sapphire 5mm x 4mm. Details: Width: 4mm Weight: 9.1 grams Ring Size: European 51, US 5 3/4 Stamped...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Cartier Double C Diamond Trinity Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bethesda, MD
Cartier Trinity 18k diamond double C Band Ring With 26 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately .30 Size 52 6¼ the ring expands up to a 6½, 6.5 grams
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Band Ring Unworn
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier 18K Yellow Gold Band Ring Size 54 Weight 15.8 grams Vintage unworn condition With original certificate from Cartier From 1993
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1990s Modern Band Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Twin Cabochon Sapphire and Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bethesda, MD
♦ Designer: Cartier ♦ Metal:Platinum ♦ Gem stone: 16 Diamonds=.25 carats ♦ Gem stone: 2 Sapphires=.85 carats ♦ Circa 1995 ♦ Size 6½, Resizable Limited ♦ Packaging:Cartier Boxes ♦ Con...
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1990s Fashion Rings

Materials

Blue Sapphire, Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Wide Yellow Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond Wide Band Ring by Cartier. With 64 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, F-H color total weight approximately 2.56ct Details: Ring Size: European 51, US ...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Panther Diamond Tricolor Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Tri-Color Gold (Yellow, White, Rose) Diamond Panther Ring by Cartier. With 28 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, G color total weight approx. .15ct Details: Ring Size:...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond White Gold Dolphin Bypass Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Diamond Dolphin Bypass Ring in 18k White Gold. A playful twin dolphin bypass ring by Cartier, featuring round brilliant diamond pave throughout, with emerald eyes. Measures...
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1990s Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Cartier Moonstone White Gold Band Tank Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
This Cartier ring is fully made in 18kt white gold. It is adorned with a Moonstone. The ring is from the Tank collection. It is signed and numbered inside the band. The ring presents...
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1990s Modern Band Rings

Materials

Moonstone, 18k Gold, White Gold

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  • Cartier Moonstone White Gold Band Tank Ring
  • Cartier Moonstone White Gold Band Tank Ring
H 0.88 in. W 0.32 in. L 0.74 in.
Cartier Trinity Tri-Color Gold Wide Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White, Yellow And Rose Gold Trinity Wide Band Ring by Cartier. Details: Ring Size: European 51 US 5 3/4 Width: 10mm Weight: 6.7 grams Stamped Hallmarks: Cartier 750 51-76XXXX(s...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Gold

Cartier Tank Yellow Gold and Citrine Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier 'Tank' ring crafted in 18 karat yellow gold centering on a square-shaped citrine stone measuring approximately 8mm. Signed Cartier, 750, 1997, 53, with serial numbe...
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1990s Fashion Rings

Materials

Citrine, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Ring, Claws Collection, Onyx and Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
A 750/000 white gold Cartier ring "Claws" collection, made with brilliant cut diamonds and six onyx claws. Finger size : 5.5 can be slightly sized. Retail price : $23.500
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1990s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Cartier Nouvelle Vague White Gold Domed Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This classic Cartier ring from the Nouvelle Vague collection features a wide band design crafted in 18k white gold. Made in France circa 1997. Measurements: 0.55" (14mm) width. The r...
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1990s More Rings

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Nouvelle Vague Paris Diamond Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An exceptionally rare authentic Cartier ring in 18k white gold set with the finest Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds. Size: US 6 1/2 / EU 53 Dimensions: .53″ Inches Wide Invento...
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Gold

Cartier Double Panthere Sapphire Yellow Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent Cartier ring featuring the iconic Panthere motifs crafted in 18k yellow gold holding a oval rose cut sapphire. The sapphire measures 10.11 x 8.87 x 5.50mm
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Nouvelle Vague White Gold Domed Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This classic Cartier ring from the Nouvelle Vague collection features a wide band design crafted in 18k white gold. Made in France circa 1997. Measurements: 0.55" (14mm) width. The r...
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1990s More Rings

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Vintage Tri-Tone Trinity Roller Ring
By Cartier
Located in Narberth, PA
This gorgeous Vintage (ca1990) Trinity ring is a classic signed piece by Cartier! Also known as a "Rolling ring," this 18kt gold piece is formed by three interlocking bands, which to...
Category

1990s Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Walking Panther Panthere Band Yellow Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Walking Panther Ring by Cartier. Part of Cartier's Panthere Collection. Details: Ring Size: European 68, US 12.25 Width: 12mm Weight: 16.3 grams Stamped Hallmarks: ...
Category

1990s Band Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Double Panthere Sapphire Yellow Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent Cartier ring featuring the iconic Panthere motifs crafted in 18k yellow gold holding a oval rose cut sapphire. The sapphire measures 10.11 x 8.87 x 5.50mm
Category

1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Walking Panther Panthere Band Yellow Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Walking Panther Ring by Cartier. Part of Cartier's Panthere Collection. Details: Ring Size: European 50, US 5.25 Width: 12mm Weight: 12 grams Stamped Hallmarks: Car...
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1990s Band Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Panthere Vintage Bombe Cocktail Yellow Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An incredible Cartier cocktail ring from the Panthere collection circa 1990s' featuring a Bombe design adorned white black enamel spots in shimmering 18k yellow gold. The ring measur...
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1990s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier White Gold Mini Love Wedding Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Hokkaido, JP
Designer: Cartier Metal: White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Ring Size: 50 (euro) ; 5.25 (US) Measurements: Band is: 3.5mm wide Total Item Weight (g): 3.83 Hallmark: Cartier 750 50 Se...
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1990s Wedding Rings

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Ribbed Gold and Cabochon Sapphire Ring by Cartier
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A ribbed, melon-shaped 18-karat yellow gold ring crowned with a single cabochon sapphire. Signed and numbered by Cartier. Circa 1995. Established in Paris, 1847, by the Frenchman Lo...
Category

1990s Dome Rings

Materials

Sapphire, Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Tri Tone Gold Rolling Ring
By Cartier
Located in Hicksville, NY
Item Details: Metal type: 18 Karat Yellow, Rose and White Gold Weight: 14.8 grams Size: 52 (Cartier size), Size 6 (US), This ring cannot be sized.
Category

1990s Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

18k Gold

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Cartier 1990 Ring For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact cartier 1990 ring you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold, this item was constructed with great care. You can easily find a 1192 antique edition and 1 modern creations to choose from as well. If you’re looking for a cartier 1990 ring from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular accessory, there are many different carat weights to choose from, but .5 Carat and 1 Carat versions are of considerable interest. A cartier 1990 ring can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 328, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. 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 brilliant cut and oval cut alternatives. Finding a cartier 1990 ring for sale for women should be easy, but there are 235 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Cartier 1990 Ring?

Prices for a cartier 1990 ring can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $390 and can go as high as $275,000, while this accessory, on average, fetches $3,614.

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 panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle 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 revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

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

Finding the Right Rings for You

Antique and vintage rings have long held a special place in the hearts of fine jewelry lovers all over the world.

No matter their origin or specific characteristics, rings are timeless, versatile accessories. They’ve carried deep meaning since at least the Middle Ages, when diamond rings symbolized strength and other kinds of rings were worn to signify romantic feelings or to denote an affiliation with a religious order. Rings have also forever been emblematic of eternity.

Over time, rings have frequently taken the form of serpents, which have long been associated with eternal life, health and renewal. Italian luxury jewelry house Bvlgari has become famous for its widely loved Serpenti motif, for example, and its Serpenti ring, like the other accessories in the collection, began as an homage to jewelry of the Roman and Hellenistic eras. The serpent is now a popular motif in fine jewelry. Jewelry devotees have long pined for rings adorned with reptiles, thanks to antique Victorian rings — well, specifically, Queen Victoria’s illustrious engagement ring, which took the form of a gold snake set with rubies, diamonds and an emerald (her birthstone). Designs for Victorian-era engagement rings often featured repoussé work and chasing, in which patterns are hammered into the metal.

Engagement rings, which are reliably intimidating to shop for, are still widely recognized as symbols of love and commitment. The most collectible engagement rings are those from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. Named for the monarchies of the four King Georges, who in succession ruled England starting in 1714 (plus King William’s reign), antique Georgian rings, be they engagement rings or otherwise, are also coveted by collectors. Pearls, along with colored gemstones like garnets, rubies and sapphires, were widely used in Georgian jewelry. The late-1700s paste jewelry was a predecessor to what we now call fashion or costume jewelry.

The Art Nouveau movement (1880–1910) brought with it rings inspired by the natural world. Antique Art Nouveau rings might feature depictions of winged insects and fauna as well as women, who were simultaneously eroticized and romanticized, frequently with long flowing hair. Art Deco jewelry, on the other hand, which originated during the 1920s and ’30s, is by and large “white jewelry.” White metals, primarily platinum, were favored over yellow gold in the design of antique Art Deco rings and other accessories as well as geometric motifs, with women drawn to the era’s dazzling cocktail rings in particular.

Whether you’re hunting down a chunky classic for a Prohibition-themed cocktail party or seeking a clean contemporary design to complement your casual ensemble, find an exquisite collection of antique, new and vintage rings on 1stDibs.