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Cartier Round Diamond Halo Platinum Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Destinée, a gorgeous Diamond Engagement Ring designed by Cartier holding a 1.03 carat round Diamond that is enhanced by a halo of diamonds which bestow an exceptional radiance. This...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Full Eternity Ring
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This Ring by Cartier features Thirty Seven Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds in a Grain Setting Totalling 0.37cts. Mounted in Platinum. Finger Size UK I, EU Size 48, USA Size 4 1/4. Compl...
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2010s Contemporary Wedding Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Marquise and Round Diamond Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Platinum marquise and round diamond mesh-syle bracelet, circa the 1960s, signed Cartier. Tota diamond weight approx. 50 cts.
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Vintage 1960s More Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Round Brilliant Cut Diamond F VS1 Ring Platinum .26 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. No Visible signs of wear. Accessories: Box Measurements: Circumference 0", Width 0.05", Depth 0" Designer: Cartier Model: Round Brilliant Cut Diamond F VS1 Ring Pla...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Round Brilliant Diamond Solitaire Platinum Engagement Ring 0.41 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring. 1895 collection from Cartier. Solitaire diamond weighs 0.41cts H VS1. Ring size: 51 (US 5.5-5.75). Ring is in excellent condition. Has min...
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2010s Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Round Brilliant Cut Variation Diamond Tennis Platinum Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Metal: Platinum Metal Purity: 950 Stones: 67 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds Smallest Diamond Dimension: contact us...
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1990s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
CARTIER Diamond Platinum Bracelet. Diamond weighs approx, 12-14 cts. total E-F VS Dimensions approx. 7.25″ long x 0.70″ width Numbered and Signed “CARTIER PARIS”; circa 1930s
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Vintage 1930s Art Deco More Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Platinum Ruby with Round and Baguette Diamond Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Platinum
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Antique 19th Century Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Cathedral Solitaire Round Brilliant Diamond Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Cathedral solitaire centering a round brilliant cut diamond Weighing approximately 0.31 carat with remarkable E color and VVS1 clarity Numbered and fully signed Cartier Stamped wi...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Engagement Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Platinum bracelet, set with brilliant-cut diamonds connected by knife-edge linking, length approximately 7.5 inches and 1 1/4 inches wide, signed Cartier, French assay. Circa 1990s
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1990s More Bracelets

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White Diamond, Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond Eternity Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier eternity band crafted in platinum and set with an estimated 1.00 carats of high-quality round brilliant cut diamonds (E-F-G color, VS clarity). Ring size 4. The rin...
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2010s Band Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond Brooch Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous vintage Cartier diamond brooch featuring 1.35ct appx of the finest Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds.
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

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

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond Brooch Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous vintage Cartier diamond brooch featuring 1.35ct appx of the finest Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds.
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Timeless diamond and platinum engagement ring by Cartier. It features a high grade central stone that is a .31ct brilliant round cut diamond. Beautifully made and very elegant. Hal...
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Late 20th Century Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Diamond Platinum Necklace
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
This stunning, vintage, platinum necklace is set with 19.56 ctw of round brilliant-cut diamonds, bezel-set in triple-line flexible links. Clasp stamped "Cartier Paris 55 29 05 PT950"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Art Deco Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Platinum Wedding Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
This classic Cartier eternity band is crafted in solid platinum, chanell set with 16 high qualityround-cut diamonds of approx. 4.25 carats, E-F color VVS1 clarity. Signed and Number...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Diamond Gold Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Paris 18k gold and platinum brooch, adorned with approx. 1.10ctw in diamonds. Brooch measures 43mm x 35mm. Marked: Cartier Paris, French marks on stem, 01 336. Weight - 21 gr...
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20th Century Brooches

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Diamond, Gold, Platinum

Magnificent Cartier Diamond Platinum Tennis Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent Cartier diamond tennis bracelet showcasing 126 of the finest round brilliant cut diamonds set in platinum, the bracelet features a draping and is incredibly comfortable...
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Early 2000s Tennis Bracelets

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum, White Gold

Cartier Platinum Ladies Tennis Diamond Bracelet, 1950s
By Cartier
Located in Braintree, GB
Cartier platinum ladies tennis diamond bracelet Designer : Cartier Hallmarked Platinum Circa 1950's, Made in USA. Dimensions - Bracelet x Length : 16 x 0.5 cm Weight: 20 grams Dia...
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Vintage 1950s Tennis Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Vintage Cartier Links Platinum Bracelet with Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
The bracelet is finely crafted in platinum with diamonds weighing approximately total of 35.00 carat. Have serial no and sign by Cartier.
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Vintage 1930s More Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Aquamarine Diamond Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Platinum brooch, set with step and fancy-cut aquamarines and diamonds, signed Cartier. Circa 1930s Approx. 1 1/2″ long
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Vintage 1930s Brooches

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Aquamarine, Diamond, Platinum

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

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Citrine Platinum Flower Head Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Designed as a flower head with foliage, this 1960s Cartier piece is comprised of platinum, luminous diamonds and vibrant citrine combined to form an elegant and pristine brooch. Si...
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Vintage 1950s Brooches

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Citrine, Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Emerald Onyx Platinum Panther Necklace
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Platinum panther necklace, 682 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 17.80 carats, emeralds, onyx. Signed Cartier.
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Vintage 1980s Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Diamond Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A stunning Art Deco bracelet embellished with 5 brown diamonds weighing 11.00 carats total and white diamonds weighing 16.00 carats total. The length is 7 inches (17.7 cm). Weight o...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco More Bracelets

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White Diamond, Brown Diamond, Platinum

Cartier High Jewelry Platinum Diamond Cocktail Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent Cartier diamond ring showcasing a free form motif set with the finest round brilliant cut diamonds in platinum. Appx 4.56ct. The ring measures a size 6
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Early 2000s Cocktail Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond 1912 Vintage Brooch Watch
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Code: COM1262 Brand: Cartier Description: Platinum Diamond Set Rare Vintage Brooch Watch Accompanied With: Box Only Gender: Ladies Brooch Length: 5cm Brooch Width: 4.6cm Condition: ...
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Vintage 1910s Brooches

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White Diamond, Platinum

  • Cartier Platinum Diamond 1912 Vintage Brooch Watch
  • Cartier Platinum Diamond 1912 Vintage Brooch Watch
  • Cartier Platinum Diamond 1912 Vintage Brooch Watch
  • Cartier Platinum Diamond 1912 Vintage Brooch Watch
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W 1.82 in. L 1.97 in.
Cartier Paris Art Deco Diamond Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Wearable everyday, this Art Deco diamond platinum bracelet has a powerful timeless spirit and a modern casual feel. With a total of approximately 6.75 carats of shimmering single cu...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Link Bracelets

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier J. Lacloche Art Deco 6 Charm Platinum Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Art Deco bracelet. Featuring a diamond heart charm that has 16 diamonds signed Cartier London. A doghouse charm with 9 diamonds and 1 sapphire, signed J. Lacloche. A sailboat charm ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Charm Bracelets

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond and Emerald Cluster Earrings
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
They are Cartier and they are spectacular. Platinum Diamond: 3.00 ct twd Emerald: 5.00 tcw
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Antique 19th Century More Earrings

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Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

Cartier Platinum 0.26 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
Looking minimal and elegant, the Cartier Platinum 0.26 ct Diamond Engagement Ring has a subtle beauty that will still catch attention. There is sophistication in its simplicity. The...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Cabochon Ruby Platinum Grapevine Motif Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A charming brooch by Cartier that dates back to the 1950s, exceptionally crafted as a grape vine motif. Each grape is set as a round cabochon ruby, surrounded by petals made of brill...
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Vintage 1950s Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Cartier Burma No Heat Ruby Diamond Platinum Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A remarkable brooch by Cartier that dates back to the 1940s, crafted with an opulence of vibrant no heat Burma rubies with AGL cert and 4.20 carats of luminous diamonds, exquisitely...
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Vintage 1960s Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Platinum

Cartier 0.51 Carat Diamond Platinum Destinee Solitaire Ring
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand:Cartier Name:Destinee Solitaire Ring Ref.:N4246000 Material:1P diamond (D0.51ct D-VS1-3Ex), Side diamond, Pt950 platinum Weight :3.6g(Approx) Ring size:British & Australian:G ...
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2010s More Jewelry

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Large Round Diamond Amethyst Turquoise Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite brooch designed as a flower centering one round amethyst approx. 35.00 cts., encircled by two rows of round cabochon turquoise, supported by a curved polished gold stem,...
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Vintage 1960s Brooches

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Amethyst, Diamond, Turquoise, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Nigeria Diamond and Onyx Eternity Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Questions? Call us anytime! The Back Vault NYC. 833,998,2858 A vintage Cartier diamond band ring in platinum, set with round-cut diamonds and onyx from Cartier's Nigeria collection....
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20th Century Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Paris Carved Coral Diamond Platinum Rose Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB
From the coveted house of Cartier Paris, an exquisite vintage coral and diamond brooch. In platinum featuring a large carved coral rose, adorned with brilliant cut diamond detailing ...
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20th Century Modern Brooches

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Coral, Diamond, Platinum

  • Cartier Paris Carved Coral Diamond Platinum Rose Brooch
  • Cartier Paris Carved Coral Diamond Platinum Rose Brooch
  • Cartier Paris Carved Coral Diamond Platinum Rose Brooch
  • Cartier Paris Carved Coral Diamond Platinum Rose Brooch
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W 0.87 in. D 0.79 in. L 1.78 in.
Cartier Ballerine Platinum 1.84 Carat Diamond Engagement Ring
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
This Cartier ring is an exquisite piece of jewelry from the Ballerine collection. It’s crafted from platinum and embellished with a brilliant center stone that weighs 1.39 carats and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

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Diamond, Platinum

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

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Diamond Luna Engagement Ring 2.24 Carat
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning platinum diamond ring by Cartier from the Luna collection. The ring comprises of a round brilliant cut diamond in a claw setting with a total weight of 2.24ct, F colour an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Diamond Sapphire Gold Platinum Turtle Brooch Pin
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Paris turtle brooch, set in 18k gold and platinum, adorned with sapphire cabochon eyes and approx. 0.60ctw in diamonds. Brooch measures 45mm x 30mm. Marked: Cartier Paris, Fr...
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20th Century Brooches

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Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, Platinum

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

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Diamond Wedding Band with Round Cuts 3.00 Carat
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier platinum diamond eternity band mounted with round cut diamonds of superb quality. Ring Width: 3.4mm Setting: Channel low set Comes with Cartier box. Size: 8 Will lightly buff...
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20th Century Modern Band Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier France Diamond Cross Over Platinum Gold Clip Earrings
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
These clip earrings by Cartier France with cross over design feature 118 round brilliant cut diamonds of E/F color and VS clarity with a total approximate weight of 4.5 carats. The e...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Paris Art Deco Diamond Platinum Gold Arrow Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
Your love will always be 'straighter than an arrow' when wearing this Cartier Paris Art Deco Diamond Platinum Gold brooch. With a total of approximately .35 carats of round cut dazz...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Paris Diamond Yellow Gold Platinum Detachable Brooches Necklace
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Paris Diamond Brooch Trio Convertible Necklace in 18k Yellow Gold and Platinum. An important necklace from Cartier dating from the 1950s that converts into three separate br...
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Vintage 1950s Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Paris Platinum Diamond Onyx Art Deco Wristwatch, 1920s
By Cartier
Located in Geneva, CH
French private collection. Art Deco testimony by Cartier. This wristwatch is totally complete and in authentic condition. Platinum, Yellow Gold 18k 750 (Black enameled), Diamond (Ol...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Platinum

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

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Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 1.50 Carat D VS1 GIA Diamond Platinum Ring
By Cartier
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Classic solitaire diamond engagement ring. This solitaire has been a Cartier classic since 1895. The elegance of the lines is unique, the refined and open setting allows the light of...
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Early 2000s Modern Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

  • Cartier 1.50 Carat D VS1 GIA Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Cartier 1.50 Carat D VS1 GIA Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Cartier 1.50 Carat D VS1 GIA Diamond Platinum Ring
  • Cartier 1.50 Carat D VS1 GIA Diamond Platinum Ring
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H 0.25 in. Dm 0.25 in.
Cartier Paris Diamond Jade Coral Yellow Gold Platinum Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold and platinum, set with 3 rectangular and square-shaped jade, diamonds and coral ring, signed Cartier, Paris. Circa 1970s Ring size 6 with the inner guard
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Vintage 1970s More Rings

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Coral, Diamond, Jade, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Destinee Solitaire GIA Diamond Platinum Ring 1.60 Carat Papers
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Brilliance Jewels, Miami Questions? Call Us Anytime! 786,482,8100 Cartier Destinée is enhanced by a halo of diamonds which bestow an exceptional radiance. This collection unfolds in...
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2010s Engagement Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Trinity Ruban Single Row Wedding Band $4,350 Retail
By Cartier
Located in Tustin, CA
We are pleased to offer this Authentic Cartier Platinum Trinity Ruban Single Row Wedding Band. It features 0.22ctw D-F/VVS-VS Round brilliant Cut Diamond set in platinum. It is a siz...
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2010s Contemporary Wedding Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

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

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier Art Deco Diamond Pink Tourmaline Onyx Platinum Shoulder Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco platinum brooch, set with cabochon pink tourmaline cabochons, highlighted with diamonds, accented with cabochon onyx, signed Cartier Paris. Originally called 'epingle epaule...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Brooches

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Diamond, Tourmaline, Platinum

Cartier 0.51 Carat Diamond Platinum Solitaire Déclaration D'Amour Ring
By Cartier
Located in Tokyo, JP
Brand : Cartier Name : Solitaire DÉCLARATION D'Amour Material : Diamond (D0.51ct F-VS1-VG), Pt950 platinum Comes with : Cartier Case,GIA Certificate(Aug 2008),Cartier repair certifi...
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Early 2000s Solitaire Rings

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Diamond, Platinum

Cartier 3.05 Carat Diamond Platinum Eternity Band Stack Ring
By Cartier
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Eternity style band prong set throughout with round brilliant cut diamonds Weighing 3.05 carats total with G//H color with VS clarity (one diamond is SI) Fully signed Cartier and n...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Band Rings

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White Diamond, Platinum

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Cartier Biography and Important Works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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