Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

Cartier Diamond Onyx Ring

$18,000

About

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. Signed Cartier and numbered, with French assay marks.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free Shipping: $130 Express Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: New York, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Cartier

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.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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in New York, NY
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 1980
1stDibs seller since 2010
124 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Cartier Black Onyx Diamond Panthere 5-Row Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
An authentic Cartier ring featuring the famous Panther design in 18k yellow gold. Made in 1988, this 5-row band is pave-set with natural white diamonds and accented with cabochon bla...
Category

Vintage 1980s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold

Cartier Panthère Diamond and Onyx Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Diamond and Onyx "Panthére" Ring, Cartier, French The ring is designed as a pavé-set diamond band; enhanced by onyx detail; signed Cartier, with French assay mark and maker's mark, n...
Category

Vintage 1960s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Double Panther Panthere Diamond Emerald Onyx White Gold Ring
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k White Gold Double Panther Panthere Diamond, Emerald and Onyx Ring by Cartier. WithRound brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approx. .92ct, 2 emerald eyes, ...
Category

2010s Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Onyx, White Gold

Cartier Panthere Diamond Onyx Ring
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A fabulous authentic Cartier Panthere collection ring featuring 3.66 carats of the finest Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds and 2.43cts of onyx studs in 18k white gold. Size 55 /...
Category

Early 2000s Cocktail Rings

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Pelage Diamond and Onyx Eternity Ring Set in 18k White Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful Cartier Pelage band/eternity ring set in 18k white gold. The band is pavé set throughout with round brilliant-cut diamonds, highlighted by claw set calibré cut onyx spots...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Paris 1970s Coral Onyx Gold Band Ring
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
Vintage coral & onyx ring by Cartier. Set with six rectangular cabochon onyx alternated by six rectangular cabochon coral, spaced with fine yellow gold bars and outer border, to a sm...
Category

Vintage 1970s Band Rings

Materials

Onyx, Coral, Yellow Gold, Gold

Cartier Platinum Nigeria Diamond and Onyx Eternity Band
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Cartier diamond band ring in platinum, set with round-cut diamonds and onyx from Cartier's Nigeria collection. Ring Width: 12.5mm Ring Size: 5 Carat Weight: 4.50cts.
Category

20th Century Modern Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, Onyx, Platinum

Cartier Platinum Nigeria Diamond and Onyx Eternity Band
$17,850 Sale Price
30% Off
Free Shipping
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...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Modern Band Rings

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Himalia Diamond Ring
$3,750
Free Shipping

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery