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Cartier Paris 1950 Very Rare "Toi et Moi" Ring in 18kt Yellow Gold with Corals

$11,950

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Beautiful "Toi et Moi" ring designed by Cartier. Very rare cocktail ring from the French mid-century period, created in Paris around the 1950. Was designed by the house of Cartier and crafted in solid yellow gold of 18 karats, with textured patterns. This important piece was made at the exclusive Parisian jewelry atelier of Pery et Fils. This ring is composed by two sculptural corps, one of them is slightly up and raise over the other and bezel set on top, with a matching pair of round cabochon cuts of natural red corals of 10 mm. Have a total weight of 16.5 grams and the actual size is 5.25, can be easily re-sized. The top view measures, are 21 mm by 20 mm and raise 10 mm over the finger. Stamped with very clear French hallmarks; the eagle's head for the assay and guaranty of the 18 kt gold, the maker's maitre cartouche for P & FILS inside a lozenge, the unique serial numbers and signed, "CARTIER PARIS 018792". Note, The jewelry atelier of Pery et Fils, was responsible of many important commissions by the major Parisian jewelry houses such, Cartier, Boucheron and Van Cleef & Arpels. They work exclusively with high end and sophisticated designs. Provenance: Purchased at Cartier Paris, France 1950's. A private collection in Coral Gables, Florida. By descent to the previous owner, Palm Beach Florida 2020. Acquired in Miami, Florida, February 2022. Collateral: It is accompanied by the original designer's jewelry presentation box from the period. Condition: The overall condition of this ring is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. Both corals are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity. INVENTORY REF: R0000SAIE/.3894

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Resizing is available.
May be sized on request.

Details

  • Creator
  • Ring Size
    5.25 US, Resizable
  • Metal
  • Stone
  • Stone Cut
  • Weight
    16.55 g
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Beside the very little normal wear, there is no damage to the gold. Both Sardinian Corals are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition & authenticity.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: R0000SAIE/.38941stDibs: LU2690215754872

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    Ships From: Miami, FL
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery. Please be advised, certain types of customizations are not eligible for returns.

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About the Designer

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.

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