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Cartier 18 Karat Yellow, White and Rose Gold Diamond Classic Trinity Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This Ring by Cartier is from their Trinity collection and features 432 round brilliant cut Diamonds of 2.98ct total colour E-F, clarity VVS mounted in 18k Yellow, White & Rose Gold i...
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2010s Modern Band Rings

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

Cartier Panthere White Diamond Link & Chain-Style Wedding Band with Paperwork
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A Cartier Panthere Link White Diamond Wedding Band made in 18K White Gold. Total Weight: 12.49 grams. Ring Size US 7. Paperwork Available: Cartier Receipt.
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20th Century Wedding Rings

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Himalia Diamond White Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Himalia Band Ring by Cartier. With 50 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approximately 1.65ct This ring is in mint condition and...
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20th Century Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond White Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This classic and timeless Cartier ring is crafted in 18k white gold and pave set with round brilliant D-F VVS1-VVS2 diamonds weighing an estimated 1.7 carats Made in France circa 19...
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Vintage 1980s Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Diamond and White Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
A classic diamond and white gold band ring by Cartier, of slight tapered design of polished white gold with curved sections of pavé-set diamonds weighing approximately 1.70 carats, s...
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Late 20th Century Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18K White Gold Diamond Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This classy Cartier 18K White Gold Diamond Ring is a statement piece, the ring is made with 18K white gold and set with round diamonds through half of the band. The ring has a band t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier White Gold LOVE Wedding Band, 8 Diamonds 'X-8' Ring
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Ring Size: 50 (euro) ; 5.25 (US) Designer: Cartier Collection: Love Metal: White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Stones...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Nigeria Diamond Band 18 Karat White Gold
By Cartier
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Cartier Nigeria Diamond Band. Size 50 ( US 5 1/4) Featuring 122 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds F Color, VS or Better Clarity. Estimated total diamond weight 5.5 Carats. Ring Size: 5 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Pave Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Fabulous pave diamond ring by Cartier. The ring features 75 high quality round brilliant cut diamonds graded E-F color and VVS clarity. The 4.25 carat of shimmering diamonds are pave...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Trinity Diamond Platinum White Gold Ceramic Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This magnificent ring from the Trinity de Cartier collection features 3 interconnected bands, crafted in 950 platinum, 18k white gold and black ceramic. The white band is pave-set wi...
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2010s Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold, Platinum

Cartier White Gold Tank Francaise Diamond Wedding Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Original CARTIER Style: Tank Francaise Diamond Ring Serial Number, Size Hallmarks Metal: 18K White Gold Size: 55 / 7.5 US Includes: Cartier Box
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Early 2000s Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Five-Row Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Fine 18K white gold and diamond band/ring formerly known as the "Nigeria" ring, by Cartier. It features 5 rows of very high grade brilliant round cut diamonds, of approx. 6.0cts tota...
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Late 20th Century Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold Love One Diamond Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Love wedding band, 18K white gold, set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond totaling 0.02 carats. Width: 4mm. Size 50 US 5.5. Excellent pre-owned condition, original box and papers a...
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2010s Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold Three Diamond Love Ring Band
By Cartier
Located in Brandford, CT
Cartier 18k White Gold Three Diamond Love Ring Band Size 7 Condition: Excellent Condition, Professionally Cleaned and Polished Metal: 18k Gold (Marked, and Professionally Tested) ...
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Early 2000s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 8 Diamonds in 18 Karat White Gold, Love Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Size: 51(European) ; 5.75 (US) ​​​​​​​Designer: Cartier Collection: Love Style: ​​​​​​​Ring Metal: White Gold ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier LOVE 18 Karat White Gold Solitaire Diamond Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This Cartier LOVE 18K White Gold Diamond Band Ring is a classic Cartier piece. The simple band is made with 18K white gold and features the iconic Cartier screw motif. The band is al...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Double C 18 Karat White Gold Brushed Diamond Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bristol, GB
Cartier Double-C 18 Karat White Gold Brushed Diamond Ring. Stunning white gold band ring with 10 diamonds approx 0.16ct D-F/VS. Fine jewellery houses like Cartier only use the fines...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Panther Panthere Diamond Emerald Onyx White Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Panther Diamond, Emerald and Onyx Ring by Cartier. With 137 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approx. 1.15ct. This ring comes with Cart...
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2010s Band Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, White Gold

Cartier Princess Cut Diamond 18 Karat White Gold Band Ring in Cartier Box
By Cartier
Located in Bristol, GB
Cartier 18k White Gold Princess/Square Cut Diamond Band Ring In Cartier Box. Beautiful white gold band ring with a 2.5mm princess cut diamond set into it. The diamond measures 2.5mm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Hindu Diamond Ring Estate 18 Karat White Gold Flower Band
By Cartier
Located in Torrance, CA
Pre owned Cartier Hindu diamond ring crafted in 18 karat white gold. Four round brilliant cut diamonds total an estimated 0.12 carats (estimated at F-G color and VVS2 clarity). T...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Band Rings

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White Diamond, Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Maillon Panthère 3-Row Half-Pave Diamond White Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This timeless Cartier band from the iconic Maillon Panthere collection features 3 rows of links crafted in 18k white gold links, with half of the links pave-set with brilliant-cut ro...
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Early 2000s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Maillon Panthere Diamond White Gold XX Large 3-Row Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This classic modern xx large model of 3-row band ring from Cartier's iconic Maillon Panthere collection features 18k white gold links pave-set with brilliant-cut round D-F VVS1-VVS2 ...
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2010s Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold 0.47 Carat Diamond Mesh Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
Dazzle your digits with this white gold ring characterized by its protruding design, half-moon mesh patterns and bedecked with a plethora of 0.47ct scintillating diamonds for everyda...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Love Diamond White Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
Classic, unique, and completely luxurious, this fabulous Cartier "Love" diamond gold ring features 6 brilliant diamonds in the glamorous white gold setting of the Cartier Love Collec...
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Early 2000s Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

C Heart of Cartier Yellow Gold Diamonds Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Weight: 7gr Metal: 18kt Yellow Gold Condition: Very Good Hallmarks: Swiss – Saint Bernard Signature: Cartier numbered AW0802 Stones: 17 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • C Heart of Cartier Yellow Gold Diamonds Band Ring
  • C Heart of Cartier Yellow Gold Diamonds Band Ring
  • C Heart of Cartier Yellow Gold Diamonds Band Ring
  • C Heart of Cartier Yellow Gold Diamonds Band Ring
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Cartier White Gold Diamond Stacker Rings
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k white gold double stacker ring by Cartier. The ring is composed of 2 waved bands. One band is pave set with 19 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling approximately 0....
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Diamond Gold Stackable Trinity Band Ring Set
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A French made Cartier original, these bands are of the highest quality make. One in each color of 18K gold, rose white and yellow, the white gold band is studded with diamonds. Signe...
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Late 20th Century Band Rings

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

Cartier White Gold and Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An 18 karat white gold and diamond ring. Cartier. Of mobius design, enhanced by pave set diamonds. Fifty (50) diamonds weigh approximately 1.75 carats. Size 5 3/4, gross weight is a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Trinity De Cartier Diamond, White Gold and Ceramic Ring
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
18k white gold, ceramic and diamond Cartier Trinity de Cartier ring featuring 100 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately .45cts. This is the small model, US size 4, and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

1980s Cartier Diamond Two Color Gold Dome Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This classic Cartier ring is crafted in 18k yellow & white gold and accented with brilliant-cut round diamonds of an estimated 1.50 carats. Made in France circa 1980s. Measurements: ...
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Vintage 1980s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier C de Cartier Diamond Band Ring 2.25 Carat
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k white gold ring from the C de Cartier collection from Cartier. The open work ring is composed of 9 interlinking iconic C motifs, each pave set with 11 round brilliant cut diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Diamond 18 Karat Tri-Gold Trinity Unisex Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Wide band ring segmented three sections of white, yellow, and rose gold Featuring a round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 0.20 carat, F/G color with VVS clarity Set to...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Band Rings

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

Cartier Maillon Panthere Diamond Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
From the iconic house of Cartier, this spectacular Maillon Panthere diamond wedding band is expertly crafted in 18 karat white gold, and features 28 round brilliant cut diamonds weig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier White Gold Single Diamond Love Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier Love ring crafted in 18 karat white gold and set with one round brilliant diamond weighing approximately .03ct. CIRCA 2008. Signed Cartier, 750, with serial numbe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Love 18 Carat White Gold 3 Diamond
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Cartier is from their Love collection and features three round cut diamonds set with their iconic screw detail onto an 18ct white gold band ring. UK ring size L 1/2. EU ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Double C Diamond 18 Karat Gold Black Open Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
This dazzling Cartier Diamond open band “Double C” crafted in solid 18K white gold.It displays a double C open design with its band embellished with black finish enclosed within a f...
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Early 2000s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

C de Cartier Diamond Trinity Band Ring Set in 18k Yellow, White and Rose Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A classic C de Cartier trinity diamond ring set in 18k rose, white and yellow gold. The ring is made of six solid soldered tricoloured bands. These bands flow round nicely to the fr...
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Vintage 1980s Retro Band Rings

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

Cartier Vintage Ballerine Diamond Band in 18 Karat White Gold '0.52 Carat'
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retails for 6,000 USD. In excellent condition and recently polished. Comes with the original box and papers. Ring Size 51.
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2010s Band Rings

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White Gold

Cartier Love Diamond White Gold Ring Box Papers
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This spectacular band ring from Cartier's iconic Love collection is crafted in 18k white gold and set with brilliant-cut round D-F VVS1-VVS2 diamonds of an estimated 1.30 carats. A r...
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Early 2000s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Heart Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This Cartier ring is made of 18K white gold and embellished with diamonds. The ring weighs 7.4 grams and boasts band thickness of 7 mm. Offered in estate condition, this jewelry pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier 'Love' White Gold and Diamond Pave Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic iconic Cartier 'Love' ring crafted in 18 karat white gold is pave set with an estimated 0.66 carats of high-quality round brilliant cut diamonds (E-F, VS). Signed Cartier, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold Double C Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This Cartier 18K White Gold Double C Diamond Ring is decidedly modern while maintaining the signature Cartier style. The band is made with 18K white gold with a satin-finished indent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Heart Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This Cartier ring is made of 18K white gold and embellished with diamonds. The ring weighs 6.6 grams and boasts band thickness of 7 mm. Offered in estate condition, this jewelry pie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 0.60 Carat and 18 Karat White Gold Wave Bands
By Cartier
Located in Washington, DC
A unique design created by Cartier. The bands nest perfectly together with the wave pattern going fully around the rings. There is 060 carts in round brilliant Diamonds, channel se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18 Kt. White Gold Diamonds Bombe Ring
By Cartier
Located in Rome, IT
18 kt. white gold bombe ring signed by Cartier. This classic ring is realized with 1.30 carat of round-cut diamonds and comes in the original red pouch. Ring size is 6
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Early 2000s Modern Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier White Gold and Diamond Double Stacker Rings
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k white gold double stacker ring by Cartier. The ring is composed of 2 waved bands. One band is pave set with 19 round brilliant cut diamonds totalling approximately 0....
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold De 'C' Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
The ring is crafted of 18 karat white gold and features a C motif band set with round brilliant cut diamonds, approximately 2.00 total carat weight. This is a stunning ring with the ...
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20th Century Modern Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Love 18 Carat White Gold 3 Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Cartier is from their Love collection and features three round cut diamonds set with their iconic screw detail onto an 18ct white gold band ring. UK ring size I 1/2. EU ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Love Ring, 18 Karat White Gold Band Round Cut .22 Carat
By Cartier
Located in Greensboro, NC
Two hearts. One timeless love. Beautifully expressing the strong bond you share, this 18k white gold band from Cartier’s Love Collection features a streamlined silhouette sparkling w...
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1990s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Vintage Diamond 18 Karat Gold Unisex Tank Francaise Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Wide band ring features a deeply engraved center depicting wide and narrow rectangles Flanked by polished white gold edges with a pierced triangular motif Accented by round brillia...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Band Rings

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

Cartier Maillon de Cartier 18K White Gold 4.00 ct Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This stunning ring from the Maillon De Cartier collection is crafted from 18K white gold, and forms three rows of alternating links set with a total of 4.00 carats of round diamonds...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

CARTIER Trinity La Belle Diamond Tri-Gold 6-Band Ring Size 46
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This fabulous La Belle ring from Cartier's iconic Trinity collection is made in 18k yellow gold and features 6 intertwined bands - three 2.6mm yellow gold bands, two 2.6mm rose gold ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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

Cartier Diamond Gold C-de-Cartier Band Ring
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An original piece from Cartier’s C-de-Cartier line! It features 0.26 carats of fine round brilliant-cut diamonds set over one of the “C” across the ring. Made in 18k white gold, this...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier in 18 Karat White Gold, 3 Diamond Love Ring
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Ring Size: 55 (euro); 7 (US) Designer: Cartier Collection: Love Metal: White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Stones: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold 3 Diamond Love Ring
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Cartier Material: 18k white gold Ring Size: Cartier size 48 Ring Measurements: 0.75" x 0.21" x 0.75" Total Weight: 8.1g (5.2dwt) Additional Details: This item comes with a Ray...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Trinity 18 Karat Tricolor Gold Brilliant-Cut Diamond Rolling Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Aventura, FL
Designed by Louis Cartier in 1924, the Trinity ring is a signature design of the Cartier Maison. The three interlaced bands in pink, yellow, and white gold symbolize love, fidelity, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modernist Band Rings

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

Cartier Love Ring with Diamonds in 18 Karat White Gold
By Cartier
Located in Houston, TX
Cartier Love Ring in 18K white gold with three round brilliant-cut diamonds that total 0.22 carats, F-G color, VVS2-VS1 clarity. Size 7 or European size 54. Circa 2010. Comes with ...
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2010s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Maillon Panthere 3 Diamond-Paved Rows Ring in White Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Designer: Cartier Collection: Maillon Panthere Style: 3 Row Ring Metal: White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Stones: 7...
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Vintage 1980s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Diamond Pave Eternity Ring in White Gold, with Cert
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Designer: Cartier Style: Wedding Band Metal: White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Stones: 38 Round Brilliant Cut Diam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Love Diamond Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous authentic Cartier "Love" diamond ring featuring 6 gleaming diamonds in a distinct style in 18k white gold. Size: US 5 3/4 / EU 51 Dimensions: 10mm wide (.39 inches) Inv...
Category

Early 2000s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

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Cartier C Diamond White Gold Band For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact cartier c diamond white gold band you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and White Gold — can elevate any look. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. Making the right choice when shopping for a cartier c diamond white gold band may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. For this particular piece, .5 Carat and 1 Carat are consistently popular carat weights. See these pages for a round cut iteration of this accessory, while there are also brilliant cut cut and princess cut cut versions available here, too. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a cartier c diamond white gold band, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Cartier C Diamond White Gold Band?

The price for a cartier c diamond white gold band starts at $700 and tops out at $102,000 with these rings, on average, selling for $5,000.

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 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 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.