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Rose Gold Cartier Love Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An 18k rose gold Cartier Love ring (750/1000), weighing 6.0 grams in size 53 (approximately 6.5 in US). Serial No. JTF638
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Late 20th Century Band Rings

Materials

Rose Gold

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

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

Yellow Gold Cartier Panther Diamond Link Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
This 14k Yellow Gold Cartier Panther Link Bracelet is Stamped Cartier 750, features 48 round cut diamonds and measures 7.25 inches in length. The bracelet weighs in at 41.2 grams and...
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Late 20th Century Modern Link Bracelets

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Diamond, Yellow Gold

White Gold Cartier Necklace "Himalia" Collection Set with Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
A 750/000 white gold Cartier necklace "Himalia" collection, made with round and rectangular shape. Seven links in the middle of the necklace are set with brilliant cut diamonds.
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Early 2000s Contemporary Link Necklaces

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Vintage 18kt Yellow Gold Cartier Bangle Bracelet with Sapphire & Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage 18kt Yellow Gold Cartier Bangle Bracelet With Sapphire & Diamonds Sapphire: 4 sapphires Diamonds: 200 brilliant cut diamonds / 3 square cut diamonds Material: 18kt Yel...
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20th Century Artisan Bangles

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Diamond, Sapphire, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18kt Yellow Gold Cartier Santos Oretacier Rectangular Cufflinks Steel
By Cartier
Located in Antwerp, BE
18kt Yellow Gold Cartier Santos Oretacier Rectangular Cufflinks Steel Pair of Cartier Santos Oretacier 18K and steel cufflinks comprised of a rectangular face topped with an 18K bor...
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20th Century Artisan Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Steel

Ladies Yellow Gold Cartier White Baignoire Paris Mechanical Watch Box and Buckle
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ladies Yellow Gold Cartier Baignoire Paris Watch & Buckle. Mechanical Hand Winding Movement. Watch is working, do NOT overwind the mechanical movement. Case Height is 31.5mm, Case...
Category

Early 2000s Modern Wrist Watches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Gold Cartier Angel Charm
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Antique charm with a lovely winged angel. Made, signed and numbered by CARTIER. 18K yellow gold; beautiful gold patina. 1/2" in diameter. Perfection. Alice Kwartler has sold th...
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Antique 1890s More Jewelry

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Gold, 18k Gold

18k Gold Cartier 5 Row Panthère Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An 18 carat gold necklace, Panthère model, classic five-row choker necklace with a grain de riz pattern, signed and numbered: Cartier, 632144, French. weight: 137.88 grams length: 4...
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Vintage 1980s Choker Necklaces

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Gold

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18K White Gold Cartier Wedding Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier Wedding Band 18K White Gold Engraved Size 9.25 11 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

White Gold

9 Kt Yellow Gold Cartier Style Jewel Encrusted Panther Tie Pin/Lapel Brooch
Located in Windsor Forest, Berkshire
A 9 Kt yellow gold Cartier style jewel encrusted panther tie pin / lapel brooch. The finely modeled body of the panther set with eleven sapphires, the eyes formed by two rubies and t...
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Late 20th Century Modern Brooches

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Yellow Gold

Modern 3 Colors 18 Karat Gold Cartier Trinity Clip Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Poitiers, FR
Earrings in 18 karat yellow, white and rose gold. Pair of second- hand Cartier ear clips, each one is made of three yellow, white and rose gold rings, with a hanging clip. Cartier Tr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Clip-on Earrings

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

18kt White Gold Cartier Perles de Diamonds 3 Row Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in Toronto, CA
Cartier White Gold Perles de Diamonds 3 Row Bracelet 18kt white gold Bezel set 3 row diamond link bracelet
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21st Century and Contemporary Tennis Bracelets

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Diamond, 18k Gold

Vintage 18 Karat Yellow Gold Cartier Ring with Princess Cut Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
This lovely authentic Vintage band ring is by Cartier, crafted from 18k yellow gold with a polished finish features eight princess cut Diamonds of approximately 0.90 ct, G color, vs...
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Vintage 1980s Contemporary Band Rings

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Cartier Diamond Earrings, from the "Odin" Collection
By Cartier
Located in Zurich, Zollstrasse
Beautiful and timeless Cartier Design from the Odin Collection. Solid 18 K half hoop earrings set with 18 baguettes Diamonds of 2.60 ct, G color, vs 1 clarity. Original retail price:...
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1990s Contemporary Hoop Earrings

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White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18K Yellow Gold Vintage Cartier Panther Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
18K Yellow Gold Cartier
Category

1990s Choker Necklaces

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Retro Gold Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 14k gold Cartier Retro style cufflinks. Each top measures 11mm x 13mm. Marked: Cartier 15k. Weight - 10.2 grams.
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20th Century Retro Cufflinks

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Gold

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

1990s Band Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Nouvelle Vague White Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k white gold Cartier Nouvelle Vague ring. Size 7.5, ring top is 9mm wide. Marked: Cartier, 1999, 750, H 90244. Weight - 16.1 grams.
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20th Century More Rings

Materials

White Gold

Cartier 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Earrings
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k Yellow gold Cartier Diamond earrings approx 0.80 cts of diamonds. Measurements approx. 8mm x 19 mm
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

Cartier Gold and Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in Princeton, NJ
Vintage 18kt Yellow Gold Cartier Hallmarked Lapis Lazuli Cufflinks. The cufflinks are cushion cut in style. The cufflinks were made in Germany. Circa 1980's.
Category

Vintage 1980s Retro Cufflinks

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold

Cartier Lanières Yellow Gold 0.36 Carat Diamond Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Berlin, DE
18 Yellow Gold Cartier Lanières Ring with 9 Diamonds approx. 0.36 Carat Size 50
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Panthere Emerald Onyx Gold Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Pair of 18k gold Cartier Panthere cufflinks, with emerald eyes and onyx nose. Each head measures 11mm x 10mm. Marked: French marks, Cartier, 701678. Weight - 13 grams.
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20th Century Cufflinks

Materials

Emerald, Onyx, Gold

Cartier Trinity 18 Karat Gold Hoop Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Tel Aviv, IL
Cartier Trinity 18 Karat Gold Hoop Earrings 18k Yellow, White, and Rose gold Cartier Trinity hoop style earrings. Diameter of the hoop approx. 2.5 cm. Total Weight: 16 grams
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Early 2000s Hoop Earrings

Materials

Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Cartier Paris Cufflinks 18 Kt Yellow Gold Stirrup Vintage
By Cartier
Located in Milan, IT
18k yellow gold Cartier Paris stirrup cufflinks, sugarloaf cut. Cufflinks measure 26mm x 21mm. marked Cartier, French hallmarks, Paris. Weight - 16 grams
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Vintage 1970s Cufflinks

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Nouvelle Vague Diamond Bypass Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent 18k yellow gold Cartier bypass style ring set with the highest quality Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 2.24ct. Size: EU 51 / US 5 1/2 (Resizeable) Opulen...
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Rings

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

Cartier Pasha Citrine Amethyst Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k yellow gold Cartier Pasha ring, with amethysts and citrines. Ring size - 5.5 (sizing balls ca be removed to increase the size). Ring top is 20mm in diameter. Marked: Cartier, 750...
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20th Century More Rings

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Amethyst, Citrine, Gold

Cartier Enamel Diamond Gold "Panthere" Earrings
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 18K yellow gold Cartier panther ear pendants, the headset with pear shaped peridot eyes, onyx nose, and black enamel spots. The suspending bar link fringes, alternately-se...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dangle Earrings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, Peridot, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Square Ribbed Gold Earrings
By Cartier
Located in Darnestown, MD
These 18 karat gold Cartier earrings are the perfect pair to wear all day - everywhere. They are 13/16" square. The earrings are convex with four sets of concentric triangles meeting...
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Late 20th Century Modern Lever-Back Earrings

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18k Gold

Cartier Hoop Earrings, Yellow Gold Set with Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in Paris, IDF
A 750/000 yellow gold, Cartier pair of earrings, hoop style, entirely paved with brilliant cut diamonds. Clip system. Total weight of diamonds : about 13 carats Cartier signed and nu...
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1990s Contemporary Hoop Earrings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 1960s Turquoise Diamond Ruby Sapphire Gold Squirrel Brooch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Vintage, circa 1960s 18k gold Cartier squirrel brooch, set with sapphire eyes, diamond, ruby nose and turquoise ball. Brooch is 2.75" x 1.5". Marked Cartier. Weight - 27.9 grams.
Category

20th Century Brooches

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Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise, Gold

Cartier Ruby Emerald Sapphire Gold Leaf Ear Clips
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite pair of Cartier earclips in the shape of a leaf, embracing a floral bouquet of round cut rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. Made in 18kt yellow gold. Cartier Pari...
Category

Vintage 1950s Clip-on Earrings

Materials

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

Cartier Blue Sapphire Diamond Yellow Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Delicate 18k yellow gold Cartier ring, with blue sapphires and approx. 0.60ctw in diamonds. Ring size - 5.5, ring top is 6mm wide. Marked: Cartier, 18k, 09-08 (scratched number), 746...
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20th Century More Rings

Materials

Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Gold

Cartier Ruby Emerald Sapphire Gold Leaf Ear Clips
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite pair of Cartier earclips in the shape of a leaf, embracing a floral bouquet of round cut rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds. Made in 18kt yellow gold. Cartier Pari...
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Vintage 1950s Clip-on Earrings

Materials

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

Cartier Panthere Gold Diamond Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
18k gold Panthere watch by Cartier, set on red satin leather Cartier band with 18k gold Cartier deployant buckle. Case is 24mm in diameter excl crown. Bracelet will fit up to 6.25" w...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Gold

Cartier Love Ring, 3 Diamonds
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An 18k white gold Cartier Love ring (750/1000), featuring 3 brilliant-cut diamonds. This classic ring weighs 7.3 grams in size 4.5 (US). Serial No. K18345
Category

Late 20th Century Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Cartier Panthère 18K White Gold Emerald and Onyx Cufflinks
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
A stylish panther head makes a statement on these sleek, sophisticated 18K White Gold Cartier Panthère cufflinks. Elevated by striking green emeralds and onyx accents, each one of th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cufflinks

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Emerald, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Paris Yellow Gold Lady's Classic Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Classic 18k gold oval case lady's watch by Cartier Paris. Case measures 30mm x 22mm excl. crown. Cartier leather band with 18k gold Cartier deployant buckle. Quartz movement. Case ba...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier C De Cartier Ring Tri Color 18K Gold
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier C De Cartier ring crafted in 18k rose, white and yellow gold. The open shank ring is comprised of three bands of tri color gold. Cartier's trademark C shape is featured at ea...
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2010s Modern More Rings

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Panthere De Cartier Ring N4722557
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A striking 18k yellow gold Cartier dress ring from the Panthere De Cartier collection. The ring comprises of an open work panther motif with 2 pear cut tsavorite garnets for eyes and...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Rings

Materials

Tsavorite, Onyx, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Rose Gold Diamond Malachite Amulette De Cartier Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k rose gold Cartier ring from the Amulette de Cartier collection. The ring comprises of a circular talisman, set with malachite and complemented by a single 0.09ct round brillia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Tank Louis Small Model 18K Yellow Gold Ladies Solo Link Bracelet Watch
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Stunning I8K Gold Cartier Tank Louis small model quartz ladies wrist watch on Solo-link solid gold bracelet. Quartz movement Solid 18K yellow gold case Excellent PRE-OWNED gently wo...
Category

Early 2000s Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Cartier Tri-Colour Gold Trinity Bracelet
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An iconic 18k tri-colour gold Cartier bangle from the Trinity de Cartier collection. The bracelet is made up of three intertwined 18k rose, white and yellow gold 9mm bands. The brace...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

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

Cartier Santos Demoiselle 18k Yellow Gold Midsize Watch 2702
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Santos Demoiselle 18k Yellow Gold Midsize Watch 2702 - Quartz. 18k yellow gold case (26mm x 38mm). Ivory colored dial with black Roman numerals. 18k yellow gold Cartier brace...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Rose Gold Diamond & Onyx Amulette De Cartier Necklace
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
An 18k rose gold Cartier pendant from the Amulette de Cartier collection. The pendant comprises of a circular talisman, set with onyx and complemented by a single 0.09ct round brilli...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Pasha 18k Yellow Gold Automatic Watch 2726
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Pasha 18k Yellow Gold 42 MM Automatic Watch 2726 - Automatic. 18k yellow gold case with sapphire crown (42 mm diameter). Silver guilloche dial with blue hands. Croc strap wit...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow Gold Estate Bubbles Diamond Clip-On Earrings
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Lovely 18K yellow gold Cartier estate diamond-adorned bubbles earrings crafted with round cut diamonds of an approx. 0.36cts. High polished finish, excellent condition. Width: 14mm ...
Category

20th Century Modern Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Cartier 18k 750 Yellow Gold and Diamond Compact
By Cartier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Vintage 18K yellow gold Cartier compact powder box with a woven texture and diamond encrusted thumb-piece. Circa 1950's. The compact is stamped with the maker's mark of 750. Weight: ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Boxes and Cases

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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

1990s Contemporary Fashion Rings

Materials

White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Stunning CARTIER Solitaire Diamond and White Gold Chain Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Switzerland, CH
Rare Cartier White Gold Diamond Necklace 18K white gold Cartier chain necklace with fixed pendant 1 solitaire diamond 0.7ct in princess cut Cartier CC logo on back „Cartier“ engrave...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chain Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Gold, Gold

Cartier Tank Americaine 'or American' Large Men's Gold Watch 1735
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Americaine (or American) Large Men's Gold Watch 1735 - Manual winding. 18k yellow gold rectangular style case (26 mm x 45mm). Ivory dial with Roman numerals. 18K Yellow...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine 18k Rose Gold Automatic Watch W2609156
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Americaine 18k Rose Gold Automatic Watch W2609156 - Automatic winding. 18k rose gold case (45.1mm x 26.6mm). Silvered flinqué dial. Cartier Alligator strap with 18k rose...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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

1990s Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

White Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Cartier Trinity Tri Color Gold Quartz Wrist Watch
By Cartier
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1990s Cartier 18K Yellow, White and Rose Gold Trinity Watch. 2 piece 30 MM water resistant case, Quartz Movement, White Dial with Black Roman Numerals and a Sapphire set crown....
Category

1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Cartier White Gold Diamond Bangle 2.90TDW
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stunning 18k white gold Cartier diamond bangle. The bangle comprises of a full pave set with 116 round brilliant cut diamonds with a total weight of approximately 2.90ct, F colour ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Bangles

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Yellow Gold Diamond Trinity Earrings
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A sparkly pair of 18k yellow gold Cartier diamond hoop earrings from the Trinity de Cartier collection. The earrings comprise of 3 intertwined yellow gold bands with round brilliant ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Hoop Earrings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Paris Dog Brooch
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A super cute 18 carat yellow gold Cartier puppy brooch with a red enamel collar set with a small diamond (app. 0.04 carat). The eyes are made of onyx. Signed Cartier Paris and numb...
Category

Vintage 1960s Brooches

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Roadster Men's Steel & Gold 2-Tone Watch W62031Y4
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Roadster Men's Steel & Gold 2-Tone Watch W62031Y4 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel. Silver dial with black Roman numerals; date at 3 o'clo...
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Francaise 18k Yellow Gold Men's Watch W5000156 1840
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Francaise 18k Yellow Gold Men's Watch W5000156 1840 - Automatic winding; date. 18k yellow gold case (28 x 32mm ). Silver guilloche dial with black Roman numerals. Black ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Cartier Tank Americaine 18k Yellow Gold Automatic XL Mens
By Cartier
Located in Dallas, TX
Cartier Tank Americaine 18k Yellow Gold Automatic XL Mens - Automatic winding. 18k yellow gold case (32 mm x 52mm). Silvered flinqué dial. Cartier Alligator strap with 18k rose gold ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Gold Cartier For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact gold cartier you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. Find an antique version now, or shop for 10384 vintage or 5820 modern creation for a more contemporary example of these cherished accessories. If you’re looking for a gold cartier from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. For this particular accessory, there are many different carat weights to choose from, but .5 Carat and 1 Carat versions are of considerable interest. A gold cartier can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 5598, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also brilliant cut and cabochon versions for sale. When shopping for a gold cartier, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for unisex or men today than there are for women.

How Much is a Gold Cartier?

On average, a gold cartier at 1stDibs sells for $6,733, while they’re typically $100 on the low end and $875,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Cartier Biography and Important Works

For its extraordinary range of bracelets, watches, rings and other adornments, French luxury house Cartier is undeniably one of the most well known and internationally revered jewelers in the world among clients both existing and aspirational.

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

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

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

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

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

On the jewelry side of the business, Cartier’s internationally renowned offerings include the Tutti Frutti collection, which featured colorful carved gemstones inspired by Jacques’s trip to India and grew in popularity during the Art Deco years; the panthère motif, which has been incorporated into everything from brooches to rings; and the Love bracelet, a minimal, modernist locking bangle inspired by medieval chastity belts that transformed fine jewelry.

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.

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

Questions About Gold Cartier
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Cartier rose gold doesn't tarnish but over many years of wearing, rose gold generally is said to become darker. Rose gold allegedly becomes slightly yellower in tone, toward a traditional gold.