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Cartier

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.

Iconic Designs from Cartier
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Love Ring
Love Ring
Love Bracelet
Love Bracelet
Trinity Ring
Trinity Ring
Panthère Watch
Panthère Watch
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Designer: Cartier
New Vintage Cartier Oval St Honore Gold 49mm 18k Plated Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Cartier oval St Honore sunglasses. All hallmarks. Cartier signs on the ear paddles. Both arms sport the knot from Cartier on the temple. These are like a pair of jewels ...
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1990s Cartier

New Cartier Temper 56mm Brushed Platine Plated Grey Lenses Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Cartier Temper platinum plated with light grey (uv protection) lenses. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the earpaddles. These are like a pair of jewels on your nose with t...
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1980s Cartier

New Cartier Spider 48mm Brushed Gold Plated Brown Lenses Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Cartier Spider gold plated with brown (uv protection) lenses. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the earpaddles. These are like a pair of jewels on your nose with the 18k gol...
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1980s Cartier

Mint Cartier Cabriolet Round Black & Gold 49MM 18K Gold Sunglasses France 1990's
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1991 Original Cartier Cabriolet Art Deco Black & Gold Sunglasses with slight gold mirror ( uv protection ) lenses Frame has the famous real gold and white gold accents in the mid...
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1980s Cartier

Mint Cartier Frisson Tortoise 8k Gold Plated Accents 1990 Sunglasses 53mm France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Cartier Frisson in tortoise with honey brown (uv protection) lenses. Frame is tortoise and has the famous real gold and white gold accents. All hallmarks. These are like a pai...
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1990s Cartier

Vintage Cartier Salisbury Rimless Platine Grey Gradient Lens France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Cartier Salisbury unique rimless sunglasses with Grey G15 (uv protection) lenses. Frame with the front and sides in platine. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ear paddles...
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1980s Cartier

Vintage Cartier Saturne 51 Gold Plated Gradient Brown Lens France 1990 Sunglasse
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
1990 Cartier Saturne Sunglasses with brown gradient (uv protection) lenses. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ear paddles. These are like a pair of jewels on your nose. Ple...
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1990s Cartier

New Vintage Cartier Louis Sapphire 55mm Green Sunglasses Heavy Gold Plated 18k
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Cartier Sapphire rounded sunglasses. green (uv protection) lenses. Frame is with the famous yellow and white gold accents on the front and on both sides. All hallmarks, from 1989...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Vintage Romance Santos 58mm Titanium France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Cartier Romance Santos Titanium sunglasses with grey gradient (uv protection)lenses. Frame is with the front and sides in yellow and white gold. All hallmarks. Red enamel w...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Burgundy Pebble Leather Belt with Gold & Silver Buckle
By Cartier
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Cartier burgundy pebble leather belt with gold and silver buckle 130cm/51 1/2". Beautiful belt with soft pebble finish, marked Must de Cartier Paris, the buckle is marked the same. A...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Black 872110 Leather Compact Wallet
By Cartier
Located in Dix hills, NY
Width (inch) : 3.14 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 8 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 2.95 inch(approx) Height (cm) : 7.5 cm(approx) Depth (inch) : 0.39 inch(approx) Depth (cm) : 1 cm(appr...
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20th Century Cartier

Vintage Cartier Driver Gold Plated 60 Frame France 1990 Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New condition 1990 Cartier Driver 60 [] 18 Sunglasses with brown (uv protection) lenses. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ear paddles. These are like a pair of jewels on your...
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1990s Cartier

Cartier Bordeaux Long Flap Wallet 10MJ0119 Burgundy
By Cartier
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 4" Width: 0.25" Height: 7" OVERALL GOOD- CONDITION ( 6.75/10 or B- ) Signs of Wear: Exterior shows some wear. Interior shows some wear and interior pocket ...
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20th Century Cartier

Vintage Cartier Tentation Tortoise 8k Gold Plated Accents 1990 Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Cartier Tentation in tortoise with light brown (uv protection) lenses. Frame is tortoise and has the famous real gold and white gold accents. All hallmarks. These are like a p...
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1990s Cartier

Cartier Montaigne Half Frame 55mm Sunglasses 18k Gold Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1983 Cartier Montaigne Vendome sunglasses with brown (uv protection) lenses. Frame is with the front and sides in yellow and white gold. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Salisbury Rimless Gold Special Edition 51mm France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Cartier Salisbury unique rimless special edition sunglasses with solid brown (uv protection) lenses. Frame with the front and sides in special edition gold. All hallmarks. Carti...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Ballon Bleu De Cartier 44MM Stainless Steel And Alligator Watch
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
This 'Ballon Bleu' 44mm timepiece by Cartier has been crafted at the brand's Swiss atelier from stainless steel with an intricate automatic movement and has a black dial, it's detail...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cartier

Vintage Cartier Vitesse Black Gold Oversized 60mm Gold Plated Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Collectors Item. Unique and original Cartier Aviator Vitesse sunglasses, the black Edition with yellow and white gold accents. Lenses are spotless medium grey. Frame is with the ...
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1990s Cartier

New Vintage Cartier Vesta 56mm Gold Plated Frame France 1990 Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1990 Cartier Vesta Sunglasses with brown (uv protection) lenses. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ear paddles. These are like a pair of jewels on your nose. Please notic...
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1990s Cartier

Cartier Panthere 63/16 Gold Plated Sunglasses, 1988
By Cartier
Located in Lugano, Ticino
Cartier Panthere 63/16 Gold Plated Sunglasses, 1988 -100% authentic Cartier - Size 63-16 / 140 (large size) - Brown lenses - Serial Number E 040230
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1980s Cartier

VTG Cartier Cabriolet Round Translucent Blue & Gold 49MM 18K Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
1991 Original Cartier Cabriolet Art Deco Translucent Blue sunglasses G15 Gold Mirror ( uv protection ) lenses. Frame has the famous real gold and white gold accents in the middle and...
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1990s Cartier

New Vintage Cartier Oval St Honore Gold 51mm 18k Plated Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Cartier oval St Honore sunglasses. All hallmarks. Cartier signs on the ear paddles. Both arms sport the knot from Cartier on the temple. These are like a pair of jewels ...
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1990s Cartier

Cartier Lambskin Burgundy with 18k Accents Eyeglass Case
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier burgundy lambskin eyeglass case is accented with their signatuer 18k yellow gold trim on the corners. The eyeglass open case measures 3 1/4" in length, 6 1/2" in height, and ...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Santos Romance Rose Pink Lenses 58mm Drake 18k Gold Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Cartier Santos Romance sunglasses with !!! new !!! rose pink (uv protection). not a spot on them, perfect! All hallmarks. Red enamel with Cartier gold signs on the earpaddles....
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Wood Malmaison Precious Banana Light Wood and Gold 56mm Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Original 1990 Cartier Malmaison hardwood banana light wood sunglasses with honey brown Cartier (uv protection) lenses. Front and sides in yellow and white gold and has the famous wo...
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1990s Cartier

New Cartier Platinum 62mm Vendome Gold Mirror Sunglasses France 18k 1983
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Cartier Aviator Vendome in the ultra rare Platinum plated sunglasses with gold mirror (uv protection) lenses in a Full Cartier Set. Frame is with the famous Vendome stripes on th...
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1980s Cartier

New Cartier Giverny Gold and Wood Large 53/22 Full Set Brown Lens Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Original Rare Yellow and White Gold 1992 Cartier classy Giverny Sunglasses with rosewood temples and honey brown spotless uv protection lenses. Frame with the front and sides i...
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1980s Cartier

New Cartier Cabriolet Round Brown 52MM 18K Gold Sunglasses France 1990's
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1991 Original Cartier Cabriolet Art Deco sunglasses with slight gold mirror ( uv protection ) lenses. Frame has the famous real gold and white gold accents in the middle and on ...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Santos de Cartier Alarm Clock
By Cartier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Get woken up in style with this amazing Cartier alarm clock! Circa early 1990s, this Swiss made alarm clock is modeled after the famous Cartier Santos wristwatch and features a kicks...
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1990s Cartier

New Cartier Santos Screws 1983 59mm 18K Heavy Plated Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New from 1983!!! Cartier Aviator Santos Sunglasses with Brown Gradient (uv protection) Lenses. Frame is with the famous screws on the front and sides in yellow and white gold. All h...
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1980s Cartier

New Vintage Cartier Broadway Platine 49 22 Half Frame France 1990 Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1990 Cartier Broadway half frame Vendome 49 [] 22 Sunglasses with blue gradient (uv protection) lenses. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ear paddles. These are like a pai...
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1990s Cartier

Vintage Cartier Must Vendome Medium 55mm France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Original 1983 Cartier Must Vendome sunglasses with new rown lenses. Frame is with the front and sides in yellow and white gold and the famous santos accents. All hallmarks. red en...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Granite Rimless Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
A favorite of both jewelry and fashion lovers, Cartier is always a classic! Circa 1980s, these rimless sunglasses feature an 18k gold plated frame with a small red granite on each ar...
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1980s Cartier

MINT Vintage Cartier Louis Laque De Chine Medium 55mm France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Original 1983 Cartier Louis Cartier Laque De Chine sunglasses with new honey brown lenses. All hallmarks. Red enamel with Cartier gold signs on the burgundy ear paddles. Both arms sp...
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1980s Cartier

New Cartier Rimless C Decor Monogram Precious Wood Full Set France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Original Cartier Sunglasses with monogram wood temples and brown uv protection lenses. Frame with the front and sides in gold plated. All hallmarks. Cartier signs on the ...
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1980s Cartier

Vintage Cartier Diabolo Gold & Black 53mm 24k Gold Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
1991 Original Cartier Diabolo Art Deco Sunglasses with spotless amazing brown gold mirrored (uv protection). Frame has the famous real gold and white gold accents in the middle and ...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Dark Red Leather Happy Birthday Continental Wallet
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This highly-functional, stylish Happy Birthday wallet from Cartier is designed to offer convenience. It is made using dark-red leather and comes with silver-toned implements and an o...
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2010s Cartier

Cartier Red Patent Leather Marcello de Cartier Bag
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Cartier beauty arrives in a gorgeous shape and design. It has a patent leather body with the logo detailing on the exterior and is held by two handles. The zipper secures the fa...
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2010s Cartier

New Cartier Laque de Chine Aviator Gold 62Mm Heavy Plated Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New from 1983!!! Cartier Aviator Laque de Chine Heavy plated gold sunglasses with brown gradient (uv protection) Lenses. All hallmarks. Red enamel with Cartier gold signs on the ea...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Burgundy Calfskin with Gold Hardware Accent Credit Card Wallet
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Cartier signature burgundy calfskin credit card wallet accented with gold tone hardware accent along the corners, measures 4 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches when opened. When close...
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1990s Cartier

Cartier Gold Full Laniere Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in Irvine, CA
Cartier Gold Full Laniere Band Ring with gold-tone hardware. 50019MSC
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20th Century Cartier

New Vintage Cartier Tank Platine 59mm Medium France 18k Gold Plated Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint 1988 Cartier Aviator Tank Platinum sunglasses with blue gradient (uv protection)lenses. Frame is with the front and sides in yellow and white gold. All hallmarks. Cartier gold ...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Silver Roadster LM Watch
By Cartier
Located in Irvine, CA
Cartier Silver Roadster LM Watch with gold-tone hardware. 54327MSC
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20th Century Cartier

Cartier "Jackie O" Belt or Necklace in 24 Karat Gold Vermeil, Signed, circa 1970
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stunning and iconic gold vermeil belt by Cartier, circa 1970, doubles as a chunky statement necklace. This highly sought after and coveted belt is made from solid sterling silve...
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1970s Cartier

New Cartier Santos Screws 1983 62M 18K Heavy Plated Blue Lens Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New from 1983!!! Cartier Aviator Santos Sunglasses with blue (uv protection) Lenses. Frame is with the famous screws on the front and sides in yellow and white gold. All hallmarks. ...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Madison Round Rimless Gold Brown Lens France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Cartier Madison unique rimless sunglasses with brown (uv protection) lenses. Frame with the front and sides in gold. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the black ear paddles....
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1990s Cartier

Cartier Embossed Leather Logo Bi-Fold Organizer Wallet CR-1201P-0003
By Cartier
Located in Downey, CA
"Cartier Embossed Leather Logo Bi-fold Organizer Wallet CR-1201P-0003 This Cartier Leather Card Embossed Logo Checkbook Wallet is a sophisticated way to organize your essentials suc...
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2010s Cartier

New Cartier Rimless C Decor Monogram Precious Wood Full Set France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Original Cartier Sunglasses with monogram wood temples and brown uv protection lenses. Frame with the front and sides in platine. All hallmarks. Cartier signs on the ear ...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Brown Leather Marcello de Cartier Satchel
By Cartier
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This beautiful Marcello de Cartier satchel from Cartier arrives in a gorgeous shape and design. It is made from brown leather on the exterior and flaunts dual handles, silver-toned h...
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2010s Cartier

Vintage Cartier Salisbury Rimless Gold Made in France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Cartier Salisbury unique rimless sunglasses with solid brown (uv protection) lenses. Frame with the front and sides in gold. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ear paddles....
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1980s Cartier

New Vintage Cartier Romance Santos 58MM France 18k Gold Plated Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Vintage Cartier Romance Santos sunglasses with solid brown (uv protection)lenses. Frame is with the front and sides in yellow and white gold. All hallmarks. Red enamel with Cartier ...
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1980s Cartier

Cartier Montaigne Half Frame 55mm Sunglasses 18k Gold Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1983 Cartier Montaigne Vendome sunglasses with blue gradient (uv protection) lenses. Frame is with the front and sides in yellow and white gold. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs...
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1980s Cartier

New Cartier Mayfair Round Half Frame Gold 47mm Brown Lens France Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1990 Cartier Mayfair half frame sunglasses with brown (uv protection) lenses. Frame is with the front and sides in gold. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ear paddles. ...
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1990s Cartier

Mint Cartier Frisson Tortoise 8k Gold Plated Accents 1990 Sunglasses 53mm France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Cartier Frisson in tortoise with grey (uv protection) lenses. Frame is tortoise and has the famous real gold and white gold accents. All hallmarks. These are like a pair of je...
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1990s Cartier

New Cartier Wood Bagatelle Round Gold & Precious Palisander 52[]18mm Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New original 1990 Cartier Bagatelle Wood Sunglasses from the coveted Precious Wood series with palisander wood temples and honey brown (uv protection) lenses. The frame has the fron...
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1990s Cartier

Mint Cartier Oval Gold Manhattan 51mm Frame 18k Plated Sunglasses France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Cartier oval Manhattan sunglasses with brown lenses (uv protection). All hallmarks. Gold Cartier signs on the ear paddles. Both arms sport the knot from Cartier on the temple....
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1990s Cartier

New Cartier Ascot Vendome Gold 53mm Half Frame Sunglasses Elton John France
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1983 Cartier Ascot Vendome Gold 53mm Half Frame with blue gradient (uv protection) lenses. Frame is with the front and sides in white and yellow gold heavy 18k plated accents. A...
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1990s Cartier

New Vintage Cartier Broadway Gold Plated 51 23 Half Frame France 1990 Sunglasses
By Cartier
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New 1990 Cartier Broadway half frame Vendome 51 [] 23 Sunglasses with brown (uv protection) lenses. All hallmarks. Cartier gold signs on the ear paddles. These are like a pair of jew...
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1990s Cartier

Cartier fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Cartier fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of blue, red, pink and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Giuseppe Zanotti, Ray-Ban and Verheyen London appealing. Find Haute Couture, Vintage and Designer Cartier fashion from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $103 and tops out at $11,760, while the average work can sell for $1,087.
Questions About Cartier
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Cartier watches are considered luxury watches. Cartier is a noted jeweler, taking that attention to detail and access to high-quality metals and jewels to their watches—they spare no expense and are highly desirable. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Cartier watches from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Cartier is famous for producing jewelry and watches out of rare and luxury-grade materials and creating innovative designs, often packed with symbolism. Some of the jeweler's most famous pieces include the modern Love and Trinity bracelets and its custom-made antique and vintage jewelry like the Crocodile and Patiala necklaces. Find a range of Cartier jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    As one of the top luxury jewelry houses in the world, Cartier uses some of the finest quality materials. The company uses 18k gold in their jewelry and real diamonds.

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