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Cartier Juste Un Clou Yellow Gold Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Get yourself the iconic and desirable look that everyone is on the hunt for. Cartier Juste Un Clou Yellow Gold Bracelet is known for its bold and untraditional style. It's everything...
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2010s Modern Bangles

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 'Juste un Clou' Rose Gold and Diamond Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Designed as a 'just a nail', this authentic Cartier 'Juste un Clou' bracelet is an innovative twist on a familiar and ordinary object. The bracelet is set with high-quality round bri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier 'Juste un Clou' Rose Gold and Diamond Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Designed as a 'just a nail', this authentic Cartier 'Juste un Clou' bracelet is an innovative twist on a familiar and ordinary object. The bracelet is set with high-quality round bri...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Bracelets

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier 'Juste un Clou' Rose Gold and Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier 'Juste un Clou' ring crafted in 18 karat rose gold. The ring is set with approx. 0.15 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds (E-F color, VS clarity). Signed Cartier...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier 'Juste un Clou' Rose Gold and Diamond Necklace
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier 'Juste un Clou' necklace crafted in 18 karat rose gold centers on the classic 'just a nail' motif set with an estimated 0.39 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier 'Juste un Clou' White Gold and Diamond Pave Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier 'Juste un Clou' ring crafted in 18 karat white gold and pave set with an estimated 0.60 carats of high-quality round brilliant cut diamonds. Signed Cartier, 49, Au7...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier White Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Bracelet N6708719
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning 18k white gold diamond bracelet by Cartier from the Juste Un Clou collection. The bracelet is of a nail design, fully pave set around the outer side with 624 round brillia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou 18 Karat Rose Gold Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Crafted in 18K rose gold; set with round brilliant-cut diamonds, weighing a total of 2.26 carats (known weight), most with F-G color and VVS-VS clarity; inner circumference measures ...
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20th Century Modern Cuff Bracelets

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Nail Yellow Gold Diamond Necklace, Large Model
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Designer: Cartier Collection: Juste un Clou "NAIL" Style: Necklace Size: Large Model Metal: 18k Yellow Gold St...
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2010s Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Rose Gold Full Pave Diamond Juste Un Clou Bracelet N6702117
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning 18k rose gold diamond bangle by Cartier from the Juste Un Clou collection. The bangle is of a nail design, fully pave set around the outer side with 374 round brilliant cu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier White Gold Full Pave Diamond Juste Un Clou Ring B4211100
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k white gold double Juste Un Clou ring by Cartier. The ring is in the style of a nail wrapping around the finger, set with round brilliant cut diamonds to the front sections. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wedding Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Auth Cartier Juste Un Clou Nail Necklace, 18 Karat Gold, Diamonds, LG. Model
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Designer: Cartier Collection: Juste un Clou "NAIL" Style: Necklace Size: Large Model Metal: Yellow Gold Metal Purity: 18k Stones: 162 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds Total Item W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
"Juste un Clou" 18K white gold and diamond ring. Made, signed and numbered by CARTIER. Size 6. Bold and attractive. Alice Kwartler has sold the finest antique gold and diamond ...
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Early 2000s More Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Gold Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This chic hinged bangle from Cartier's Juste Un Clou collection is made in 18 yellow gold and pave-set sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds of an estimated 0.55 carats. This bracel...
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2010s Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond Gold Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A chic pair of Cartier “Juste un Clou” earrings in 18k white gold adorned with 176 round brilliant cut diamonds, totalling 1.26ct. The earrings measure 1 2/3 inch in diameter and are...
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2010s Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Cartier's popular Juste Un Clou diamond ring in 18 karat rose gold. The famous 1970's design is meant to show expression of a rebellious nature and reflection of self belief. The rin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Fashion Rings

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond Rose Gold Bangle
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Juste Un Clou bangle bracelet crafted in 18k rose gold adorned with 32 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing .59cts total. This iconic bangle is a size 15 and is accompanied ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Bangles

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Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond Rose Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
18k rose gold nail ring from current Juste Un Clou collection, adorned with 0.13ctw in G/VS diamonds. Retail $3800. Ring size - 6, width of the top is 10mm and weighs 7.4 grams. Mark...
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20th Century More Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Signature Cartier Juste du Clou bangle bracelet. Made of 18k white gold and set with 27 bound brilliant cut diamonds of total weight 0.61 carat. Size 18. Stamped with a Cartier make...
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Early 2000s Modern Bangles

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Gold Nail Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Rose Gold Diamond Juste un Clou Nail Band Ring by Cartier. With 22 Round brilliant cut diamonds VS1 clarity, G color total weight approximately .13ct This ring comes with Car...
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2010s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Gold Nail Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Rose Gold Diamond Juste un Clou Nail Band Ring by Cartier. With 22 Round brilliant cut diamonds VS1 clarity, G color total weight approximately .13ct This ring comes with Car...
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2010s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Rose Gold Hoop Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
Allowing the enchanting radiance of precious 18K rose gold to shine with an exceptional gleam through an elegant design and immaculate finish, Cartier present these fabulous Juste un...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hoop Earrings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond and White Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond and White Gold 18k Bangle Bracelet. Signed Cartier and numbered.
Category

2010s Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Nail White Gold Hoop Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Juste un Clou Nail Hoop earrings by Cartier. With 176 round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approximately 1.26ct. These earrings co...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond 18K Rose Gold Bracelet 17
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Juste Un Clou collection from Cartier is all about making ordinary objects into exquisite pieces of jewelry, and it would be fair to say that this piece is truly beyond precious....
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2010s Contemporary More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond White Gold Nail Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Nail Bangle Bracelet Size 17 by CARTIER. This beautiful bracelet comes with its Cartier box and Cartier certificate. With 32 round brilliant cut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond 18K Rose Gold Bracelet 17
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Juste Un Clou collection from Cartier is all about making ordinary objects into exquisite pieces of jewelry, and it would be fair to say that this piece is truly beyond precious....
Category

2010s More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Yellow Gold Nail Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Nail Bangle Bracelet Size 17 by CARTIER. This beautiful bracelet comes with its Cartier box and Cartier certificate. With 32 round brilliant cu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Rose Gold Nail Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Rose Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Nail Bangle Bracelet Size 17 by CARTIER. This beautiful bracelet comes with its Cartier box and Cartier certificate. With 25 round brilliant cu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Diamond Rose Gold Nail Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This chic hinged bangle bracelet from Cartier's Juste Un Clou collection is made in 18 rose gold and pave-set sparkling round brilliant-cut E-F VVS1-VVS2 diamonds. Circa 2014. Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond 18K White Gold Bracelet 17
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The idea behind the Juste Un Clou collection is to make ordinary objects into exquisite pieces, and it would be fair to say that this bracelet is truly beyond precious. It is a creat...
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2010s Contemporary More Bracelets

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond & 18k Rose Gold Ring 51
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Juste Un Clou collection from Cartier is all about making ordinary objects into exquisite pieces of jewellery, and it would be fair to say that this ring is truly beyond precious...
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2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond 18K White Gold Ring Size 49
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Juste Un Clou collection from Cartier is all about making ordinary objects into exquisite pieces of jewelry, and it would be fair to say that this piece is truly beyond precious....
Category

2010s Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond Bracelet 18 Karat Yellow Gold Nail Estate Jewelry
By Cartier
Located in Torrance, CA
Pre owned Cartier Juste Un Clou diamond bracelet crafted in 18 karat yellow gold. 32 round brilliant cut diamonds total 0.59 carats (estimated at F-G color and VVS2 clarity). Th...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Bangles

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Gold Diamond Juste un Clou Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier Juste un Clou ring crafted in 18 karat rose gold. The ring is set with approx. 0.15 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds (E-F color, VS clarity). Signed Cartier, ...
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2010s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Ring Diamond Set
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stylish 18k white gold Cartier diamond ring from the Juste Un Clou collection. The ring is in the style of a nail and has 22 round brilliant cut pave diamonds set in the head and t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Pave Diamond Gold Juste un Clou Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
This bracelet is a part of the Juste un Clou Collection and features pave diamonds set in 18k pink gold. Signed Cartier 17 BDN730 Au750. Size 17. Total weight is 31.0 grams. Cartier ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Rose Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Necklace
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k rose gold pendant by Cartier from the Juste Un Clou collection. The pendant is in the style of a nail pave set with 36 round brilliant cut diamond from the head to the tip. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Rose Gold Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This dazzling ring from Cartier's Juste un Clou collection is edgy yet feminine and elegant. The ring is made of 18K rose gold and is shaped like a nail set with ~.24ct of diamonds. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Rose Gold Diamond Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
A luxurious variation of an ordinary item, this imaginative Cartier bracelet features a curved nail made of 18K rose gold accented with sparkly diamond stones. The bracelet weighs 31...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou White Gold Diamond Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
The Cartier “Juste un Clou” bracelet is crafted from 18K white gold and set with diamonds that amount to 2.26 carats. The bracelet weighs 30.2 grams, measuring 7.00” in length. Th...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Rose Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning 18k rose gold diamond bangle by Cartier from the Juste Un Clou collection. The bangle is of a nail design, fully pave set around the outer side with 374 round brilliant cu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier White Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k white gold double Juste Un Clou ring by Cartier. The ring is in the style of a nail wrapping around the finger, set with round brilliant cut diamonds to the front sections. Th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou 18K Rose Gold Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This Cartier Juste Un Clou is an elevated take on one of the luxury brand’s most iconic designs. Adorned with glittering round-cut diamonds, the classic nail shape radiates elegance ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou Rose Gold Pave Diamond Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
A nail becomes jewelry. Designed in 1970s New York, the first Juste un Clou bracelet reflected a wild, freewheeling era. Bold, modern, and innovative, Juste un Clou is a creative tw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Modern Bracelets

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

Cartier Double Juste Un Clou Diamond Rose Gold Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k rose gold and diamond Cartier bracelet from the Juste Un Clou collection. The bracelet is in the style of a nail wrapping around the wrist with 62 round brilliant cut pave set...
Category

2010s Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Rose Gold Full Diamond Juste Un Clou Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A new/unworn 18k rose gold Cartier diamond ring from the Juste Un Clou collection with complete box and papers. The ring is in the style of a nail wrapping around the finger and has ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier White Gold Diamond Set Juste Un Clou Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stylish 18k white gold Cartier diamond ring from the Juste Un Clou collection. The ring is in the style of a nail and has 22 round brilliant cut pave diamonds set in the head and t...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou White Gold Diamond Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
An iconic authentic Cartier Juste un Clou bracelet showcasing round brilliant cut diamonds and chic 18k white gold. The bracelet measures 15cm and will fit a wrist upto 5.9" Cartier...
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Early 2000s Bangles

Cartier Juste un Clou 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
The Cartier “Juste un Clou” bracelet is made of 18K white gold and embellished with diamonds. The bracelet weighs 33.4 grams and measures 7.85” in length, boasting a 2.50” diameter.
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21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Pink Gold and Diamond Nail Ring
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 2016 Cartier Juste Un Clou Nail Ring, 18K Pink Gold with Diamonds set into the perimeter of the head and the tip of the nail. Finger size 8 1/2 ( 56 European ) Comes. in the ...
Category

2010s Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Juste Un Clou Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Juste un Clou ring, 18K yellow gold, set with 22 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.13 carats. Width: 2.65mm. Condition: pre-owned like new, comes with box and without papers. Size: 6.5
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2010s Modern Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou Double Row Diamond Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This chic and rare hinged double-row bangle from Cartier's Juste Un Clou collection is crafted in 18 white gold and set with 62 sparkling round brilliant-cut diamonds of an estimated...
Category

2010s Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Diamond Juste Un Clou Ring B4211800
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k yellow gold double Juste Un Clou ring by Cartier. The ring is in the style of a nail wrapping around the finger, set with 14 round brilliant cut diamonds with a total weight o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier White Gold Full Pave Diamond Juste Un Clou Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning 18k white gold diamond bracelet by Cartier from the Juste Un Clou collection. The bracelet is of a nail design, fully pave set around the outer side with 624 round brillia...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clamper Bracelets

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Double Juste Un Clou with Diamonds 18 Karat White Gold
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Cartier Style: Juste Un Clou Metal: White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Size: 18 cm Stone: 62 Brilliant Cut Diamonds Total Carat Weight: .51 ctw Accessories: Brilliance Jewel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Rose Gold Juste Un Clou Diamond Pave Double Nail Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Questions? Call us anytime! The Back Vault NYC. 833,998,2858 Absolutely stunning Cartier Rose Gold Juste Un Clou Diamond Pave Double Nail Bracelet. Excellent condition. REF.: N670...
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20th Century Modern Bangles

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Cartier Rose Gold and Diamonds Juste Un Clou Double Wrap Ring
By Cartier
Located in MIAMI, FL
This remarkable rose gold ring set with diamonds from the brand's Juste Un Clou collection coils elegantly around your finger with just the right amount of style and edge. Crafted fr...
Category

Early 2000s Modern More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Cartier Juste Un Clou 18 Karat Pink Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An authentic Cartier Juste un Clou necklace made in 18K pink gold, set with 14 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 0.12 carats. This necklace is 16 inches long. The nail pendant is .75 i...
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2010s Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Juste un Clou 18 Karat White Gold Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
The Cartier “Juste un Clou” necklace is made of 18K white gold and embellished with diamonds. The necklace weighs 6 grams and boasts a 17” chain and a nail-shaped pendant that measur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

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Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact cartier juste un clou diamond you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Rose Gold. You can easily find a 11 antique edition and 84 modern creations to choose from as well. Making the right choice when shopping for a cartier juste un clou diamond 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. A cartier juste un clou diamond can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 86 Diamond versions can add an especially stylish touch. 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 alternatives. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking a cartier juste un clou diamond, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Cartier Juste Un Clou Diamond?

On average, a cartier juste un clou diamond at 1stDibs sells for $10,000, while they’re typically $2,650 on the low end and $82,107 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 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.