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Cartier Emerald Diamond Platinum Alligator Ring
By Cartier
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
CARTIER Alligator Ring in platinum, round-cut diamonds (approximately 4,5 carats) and emerald eyes. 1980-1990. Signed and Numbered. Ring size 53 (French size). 6,5 (US size) (39.15...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Cartier Sapphire and 18 Karat Gold Dome Ring, circa 1930
By Cartier
Located in Paris, FR
Express Shipping still available during Lockdown Cartier, Paris Dome Ring, Circa 1930 18K Gold, Inlaid with one Sapphire Cabochon Signed "Cartier, Paris" (photo 3), Size 55 (US 7.5)...
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco Dome Rings

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Blue Sapphire, 18k Gold

  • Cartier Sapphire and 18 Karat Gold Dome Ring, circa 1930
  • Cartier Sapphire and 18 Karat Gold Dome Ring, circa 1930
  • Cartier Sapphire and 18 Karat Gold Dome Ring, circa 1930
  • Cartier Sapphire and 18 Karat Gold Dome Ring, circa 1930
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W 1.03 in. D 0.48 in. L 0.95 in.
Cartier Maillon Panthere Extra-Large Diamond Gold Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Impressive diamond and 18K white gold band from the "Maillon Panthere XXL" collection by Cartier. It features very high grade round brilliant cut diamonds, approx. 4.0cts. total weig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Platinum Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This Cartier Platinum Diamond Ring is a fun twist on a classic diamond ring. The ring is made with Platinum and is set with four round-cut diamonds in a pretty motif. The diamond mot...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier .30 Carat E VS1 Diamond and Platinum Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Classic diamond and platinum engagement ring by Cartier. It features high grade round brilliant cut diamonds throughout the sides with a .30ct central stone, E color, VS1 clarity, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Ballerine .45 Carat F VVS1 Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Classic diamond and platinum engagement ring from the Ballerine collection, by Cartier. It features high grade round brilliant cut diamonds with a 0.45 .ct central stone, along with ...
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Late 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Tri Color Gold and 5 Diamond Ring 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Cartier
Located in Scarsdale, NY
Cartier Tri Color Gold And 5 Diamond Ring 18 Karat Yellow Gold, Size 5 1/2 One of the ring has 5 round diamonds. Color of the rings are not very distinctly different from each other...
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2010s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Love "Noubelle Vague Etincelle" Diamond Ring in 18 K White Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Signed Cartier "Noubelle Vague" diamond ring in 18 carat white gold. This collection exudes elegance and design simplicity. 10 round brilliant cut diamonds, approximate total weight...
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2010s Modern More Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, White Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Nouvelle Vague Diamond Ring in 18 Karat Gold 1.11 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retail price 12,250 USD. Recently polished and in excellent condition. The ring has some small dings on the underside of the band, but they are not visible when worn. Ring Size 6.25...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Gold Wave Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous authentic Van Cleef & Arpels wave style ring set with 66 of the finest Van Cleef & Arpels round brilliant cut diamonds in 18k white gold. Dimensions: The ring has a width...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Etincelle De Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
AUTHENTIC ETINCELLE DE CARTIER RING Metal: 18K YELLOW GOLD TCW of diamonds: 1.20CT Color: G Clarity: VS1 Size: 52 Engraved w/ original hallmark & individual serial number Ring Meas...
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Early 2000s Fashion Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ring diamond "Serpentine".
By Cartier
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
CARTIER convex ring in white gold, Snake Skin pattern, paved with diamonds. Signed and numbered. (30,55 grs) Diamond : 7.80 carats Quality color F, clarity VVS.
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21st Century and Contemporary Dome Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Gold and Diamonds Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Beautiful gold 18K and diamonds Cartier ring, tin his original box. Signed The size is 53.5 or 6.5 US. Sizeable
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Early 2000s Fashion Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier 18k White Gold Diamond Panthere De Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Panthere de Cartier ring in 18K white gold. Detailed with gleaming emeralds for eyes and sparkling diamonds and onyx stones depicting its majestic coat. 264 brilliant-cut diamonds to...
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2010s Modern More Rings

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Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Enamel Emerald Diamond Gold Panthere de Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Panther ring, finely crafted in 18k white gold with diamonds, emeralds and black enamel. Signed Cartier. Serial number WI5025
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Cartier 18 Karat White Gold Panthere de Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
METAL TYPE: 18K White Gold TOTAL WEIGHT: 7.1g RING SIZE: 8 REFERENCE #: 18579-AKCK CONDITION: Pre-owned, Excellent condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Emerald, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier C de Cartier Ring 18 Karat Rose Gold and Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Shows signs of moderate wear on back of shank. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Size: 6.75 - 54, Width: 5.0 mm Designer: Cartier Model: C de Cartier Ri...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Diamond, Rose Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Enamel Double Panthere De Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k yellow gold and enamel ring by Cartier from the Panthere De Cartier collection. The ring is composed of two panthere head motifs beside each other set with bold ename...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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Emerald, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Double Panthere De Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful 18k yellow gold ring by Cartier from the Panthere De Cartier collection. This ring is composed of two panthere head motifs beside each other and are complemented with two...
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2010s Modern Fashion Rings

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Emerald, Onyx, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ring, Serpentine Collection Set with Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
A 950/000 platinum Haute Joaillerie Cartier ring, "Serpentine" collection, figuring a snake skin dome. Each scale is set with three brilliant cut diamonds.  Size : 5.75 Diamonds qua...
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2010s Contemporary Cocktail Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

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

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White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Double Panthere De Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful 18k yellow gold ring by Cartier from the Panthere De Cartier collection. This ring is composed of two panthere head motifs beside each other and are complemented with two...
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2010s Modern Fashion Rings

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Emerald, Onyx, Yellow Gold

Cartier C de Cartier Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Cartier is from their C de Cartier collection and features their signature C design, made in 18k white gold. UK ring size L. EU ring size 52. US ring size 6. Complete wi...
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2010s Contemporary Band Rings

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White Gold

  • Cartier C de Cartier Band Ring
  • Cartier C de Cartier Band Ring
  • Cartier C de Cartier Band Ring
  • Cartier C de Cartier Band Ring
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W 0.26 in.
Cartier Diamond Tsavorite Lacquer 18 Karat Yellow Gold Panthere De Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:Panthere de Cartier ring Material:Diamond, tsavorite, black lacquer, 750 K18 YG yellow gold Weight:19.0g(Approx) Ring size: British & Australian:J 1/2 / US & Ca...
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Early 2000s More Rings

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Diamond, Tsavorite, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Openwork Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier ring, finely crafted in 18K white gold with brilliant cut diamonds.
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Vintage 1980s Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Garnet Ring
By Cartier
Located in Houston, TX
Cartier ring in 18K yellow gold featuring an oval faceted garnet. The ring is marked on the inside "54 C 25417 Cartier 750 Cartier 1993". It is a size 6 3/4. Measures 5/16" wide a...
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Late 20th Century Band Rings

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Garnet, 18k Gold

  • Cartier Garnet Ring
  • Cartier Garnet Ring
  • Cartier Garnet Ring
  • Cartier Garnet Ring
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W 0.32 in. D 0.13 in.
Cartier 18 Karat White Gold Emerald Eyes Panthere De Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
METAL TYPE: 18K White Gold TOTAL WEIGHT: 19.6g RING SIZE: 6 REFERENCE #: 16371-KOTS CONDITION: Pre-owned, Excellent condition.
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, 18k Gold

Cartier 'C De Cartier' Tri-Colored Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier 'C De Cartier' ring crafted in 18 karat rose, white and yellow gold. The open shank ring is comprised of three bands of gold, each a new color. Cartier's trademark ...
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Late 20th Century More Rings

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

Cartier Constellation Ring
By Cartier
Located in New Orleans, LA
Beautiful Signed Cartier Rolling Diamond Ring Size 6
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Mid-20th Century Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

  • Cartier Constellation Ring
  • Cartier Constellation Ring
  • Cartier Constellation Ring
  • Cartier Constellation Ring
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Cartier Moonstone Ring
By Cartier
Located in Narberth, PA
This striking estate ring (ca1997) is a signed piece by Cartier! Crafted in 18kt white gold, the ring holds an alluring moonstone cabochon at the center of a wide band. The moonstone...
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1990s Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Moonstone, 18k 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

Materials

Diamond

Cartier Trinity De Cartier Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k tri-colour gold diamond ring from the Trinity de Cartier collection. The ring is set to the centre with a 0.32ct round brilliant cut diamond, D colour and VVS2 in clarity. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Cartier Panthere de Cartier Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k yellow gold diamond set ring from the Cartier Panthere collection. The ring is composed of the iconic Panthere head, of which is pave set with graduating round brilliant cut d...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, Tsavorite, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Platinum Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Platinum Cartier ring, with center approx. 1.72ct diamond, surrounded with baguette diamonds. Ring size - 6, ring top is 15mm wide. Marked: Cartier. Weight - 23.4 grams.
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20th Century More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Cartier C Heart Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An iconic 18k white gold Cartier ring from the Hearts and Symbols collection. The 6 signature 'double C's' are joined to form small open work heart motifs, set to the centre with a s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern More Rings

Materials

Diamond

Cartier Panth̬re De Cartier Ring with Onyx and Tourmaline in 18 Karat Gold
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Retails for 20,000 USD. In excellent condition and recently polished and cleaned by Cartier. Ring size is 11. Comes with the original box and papers.
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Tourmaline, Yellow Gold

Vintage Cartier Ring 18 Karat Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
This gorgeous 18K yellow gold ring by Cartier is a mix of allure and glamour! The incredibly fabulous ring is pave set with Diamonds that make the ring absolutely sublime. Signed an...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Les Must De Cartier Trinity Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Cartier is from their Trinity collection and features 18k yellow, white and rose gold interlinking bands. UK ring size L. EU ring size 51. US ring size 6. This ring cann...
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2010s Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Les Must De Cartier Trinity Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Cartier is from their Trinity collection and features 18k yellow, white and rose gold interlinking bands. UK ring size P. EU ring size 56. US ring size 7 1/2. This ring ...
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2010s Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Trinity de Cartier Diamond Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k tri-colour gold diamond ring from the Trinity de Cartier collection. The ring is set to the centre with a 0.32ct round brilliant cut diamond, D colour and VVS2 in clarity. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

Materials

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

Cartier Les Must De Cartier Trinity Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Cartier is from their Trinity collection and features 18k yellow, white and rose gold interlinking bands. UK ring size P. EU ring size 56. US ring size 7 1/2. This ring ...
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2010s Contemporary Band Rings

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Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier C Heart de Cartier Ring 18 Karat Rose Gold and Diamonds 5.25 - 50
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor scratches throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Circumference 0", Width 0.2", Depth 0" Designer: Cartier Model: C Heart de Cartier Ring 18K Ro...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Rose Gold

Cartier Diamond Bombe Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Comprising a resplendent ring by Cartier crafted in 18k yellow gold set with a myriad of lustrous round brilliant-cut diamonds throughout a dome-shaped design. Diamond weight approx....
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Vintage 1980s Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Diamond Trinity Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18 white and yellow gold trinity band, RBC diamonds weighing approx. 1.70 cts GH VS, engraved Cartier 750 54 CRD 351395 ring size 6, weight 8.4 dwt. with original box.
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20th Century More Rings

Materials

Diamond

Cartier Diamonds Trinity Ring
By Cartier
Located in Paris, FR
Nice Cartier Ring full of diamonds with 3 golds. It is the vintage model from the trinity alliance not available anymore. Mini personal inscription inside,almost not visible at nake...
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1990s Wedding Rings

Cartier Classic Trinity Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Cartier is from their Trinity collection and features 18k yellow, white and rose gold interlinking bands. EU ring size 59. This ring cannot be re sized. Complete with a ...
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2010s Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Cartier Classic Trinity Ring
  • Cartier Classic Trinity Ring
  • Cartier Classic Trinity Ring
  • Cartier Classic Trinity Ring
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W 0.16 in.
Cartier Diamond Dome Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An exquisitely stylish ring by Cartier, finely crafted in a dome-shaped design, comprised of 18k gold featuring brilliant diamond accents. Size 5 Signed Cartier.
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Late 20th Century Dome Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Platinum Love Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This Ring by Cartier is from their Love Collection created in Platinum. Complete with Cartier Box and Certificate. UK Ring Size J 1/2. EU Ring Size 49. US Ring Size 5. Our Xupes refe...
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2010s Contemporary Band Rings

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Platinum

Cartier Trinity Wedding Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Trinity wedding ring, with three bands in white, rose and yellow 18ct gold, signed Cartier, bearing the French hallmark for 750 along the convention hallmark, measuring ...
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Late 20th Century Wedding Rings

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18k Gold

Cartier Love Ring Platinum
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: Platinum Ring Size: 12, Cartier size 67 Total Weight: 10g (6.4dwt) Measurements: 0.95" x 0.95" x 0.25" Additional Details: This item comes with a presentation box! SKU: R5354
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

Materials

Platinum

  • Cartier Love Ring Platinum
  • Cartier Love Ring Platinum
  • Cartier Love Ring Platinum
  • Cartier Love Ring Platinum
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H 0.25 in. W 0.95 in. L 0.95 in.
Cartier C de Cartier Diamond Ring .33 Carat
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful 18k white gold diamond single stone ring from the C De Cartier collection by Cartier. The ring is set to the centre with a round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Solitaire Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Trinity Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A Cartier Trinity wedding ring, with three bands in white, rose and yellow 18ct gold, each band measuring 4.1mm, signed Cartier, 750, 1997, finger size J 1/2, gross weight 13.9 grams...
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1990s Wedding Rings

Materials

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

Cartier Diamond Love Ring
By Cartier
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Material: 18k White Gold Diamond Details: Approximately 0.22ctw round brilliant diamonds. Diamonds are G/H in color and VS in clarity. Ring Size: 7.75 (can be sized) Total Weight: 9....
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

  • Cartier Diamond Love Ring
  • Cartier Diamond Love Ring
  • Cartier Diamond Love Ring
  • Cartier Diamond Love Ring
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H 0.80 in. W 0.25 in. L 0.80 in.
Cartier "Toi & Moi" Ring
By Cartier
Located in Monte Carlo, MC
Cartier "Toi & Moi" ring in yellow gold paved with diamonds, set with an onyx and a coral cabochon cut. Signed Cartier London. Size : 50 (French size) (US size : 5,5) (9,67 grs)
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Vintage 1970s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Coral, Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

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

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Cartier Trinity Panther Ring
By Cartier
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Cartier Trinity Panther Ring Very beautiful ring, made my Cartier Paris.` The Panther series is one on the most iconic of the brand. Gold, emerald and onyx. Ring size: 61 Europe or...
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2010s Fashion Rings

Cartier Diamond Dress Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning yellow gold diamond dress ring by Cartier. The ring is formed of 11 pillar style links, each set with 8 round brilliant cut diamonds. There are 88 diamonds in total with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Cartier Diamond Dress Ring
  • Cartier Diamond Dress Ring
  • Cartier Diamond Dress Ring
  • Cartier Diamond Dress Ring
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W 0.52 in.
Cartier Himalia Diamond Ring
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Cartier Himalia ring crafted in 18 carat white gold, featuring 10 round brilliant cut diamonds, weighing approximately 0.35 carats total, E color, VS clarity. Five circular motifs, o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Diamond Trinity Ring
By Cartier
Located in Houston, TX
This Trinity ring features rose, yellow and white gold bands. The white gold band is set with 138 round diamonds totaling 1.50 carats. They are F-G in color and VVS-VS in clarity. ...
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Late 20th Century Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Maillon Panthere Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Maillon Panthere ring, finely crafted in 18k white gold with 5 rows of brilliant cut diamonds. Size 53. Signed and numbered by Cartier.
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Early 2000s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

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Cartier Ring 6 For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate cartier ring 6 for your needs in our varied inventory. Frequently made of Gold, 18k Gold and White Gold, this item was constructed with great care. You can easily find a 604 antique edition and 537 modern creations to choose from as well. If you’re looking for a cartier ring 6 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. For this particular piece, .5 Carat and 1 Carat are consistently popular carat weights. While most can agree that any cartier ring 6 from our collection can easily elevate most outfits, but the choice of a Diamond version from the 589 available is guaranteed to add a special touch to your ensemble. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also brilliant cut and emerald cut versions for sale. Finding a cartier ring 6 for sale for women should be easy, but there are 413 pieces available to browse for unisex as well as men, too.

How Much is a Cartier Ring 6?

Prices for a cartier ring 6 can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $390 and can go as high as $390, while this accessory, on average, fetches $5,500.

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.