Paris, France, around 1990s
Cartier - French jewelry and watch manufacturer, founded in 1847 in Paris
With original leather box and Cartier box
Hallmarked inside ‘Cartier, 750, 611345’
Outside stamped with guarantee and maker’s mark of Cartier
Emerald in emerald cut of c. 0.90 carats
4 diamonds in baguette cut with a total weight of c. 0.60 carat in excellent color and purity
Rings size: 53; US: 6
Weight: c. 10 grams
Top-class emerald ring with impressive fire
Provenance / Condition: from the inventory of a former Cartier boutique; hence the piece is in unworn condition
Once again the jeweler Cartier shows the delicacy of its craftsmanship: fine materials and stones merging and giving each piece a graceful uniqueness and timeless elegance. The ring with ring band of gold, widening towards the top, features in his gallery a central Colombian emerald in emerald cut of c. 0.90 carats. In the channel setting the artwork is flanked by two diamonds in baguette cut. Colombian emerald are characterized by an intensive hue; for that reason emeralds are most desired worldwide.
The ring is hallmarked inside with ‘Cartier, 750, 611345’. The outside of the ring band is stamped with the guarantee and maker’s mark of Cartier. The ring is in unworn condition with minimal traces of handling. The original red leather box is supplied with the jewelry. The ring size is 53 and the weight is c. 10 grams.
The exclusive French jeweler and watch company Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 and gained international renown in 1904 with the ‘Santos de Cartier’, a wristwatch created for the famous Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos Dumont. A further milestone in the history of modern watchmaking was the introduction of the Tank watch in 1917, which was inspired by British First World War tanks. With their Paris boutique established in the Rue de la Paix, Cartier soon opened further branches in London, New York and St. Petersburg to cater to the demand of a growing international clientele. Cultivating ties to important members of the aristocracy, Cartier became the supplier to the most notable royal dynasties of the 20th century. Since the beginning, the Maison created innovative pieces of jewelry, inspired by the flora and fauna, often characterized by innovative shapes and extravagant color combination as seen in their ‘Tutti Frutti’ signature style. In addition to exquisite floral motifs Cartier has conceived a fanciful menagerie including exotic birds caught in full flight, sacred creatures from ancient Egypt, wondrous chimeras and fierce felines. The typical Panthère motif was first introduced in 1914 with a women's watch, in 1935 with a ring for the Duchess of Windsor and was later transformed into the famous jewelry series ‘Panthère de Cartier’. The theme was significantly developed by Jeanne Toussaint, nicknamed ‘La Panthère’, who was the creative director of Fine Jewelry from 1933 and as a metaphor of femininity the panther remains an icon of the House of Cartier. In addition to jewelry and watches, Cartier offers a wide range of various leather goods, perfumes, pens, lighters, sunglasses and all sorts of accessories. To this day creations by Cartier are must-haves in the international luxury segment.
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