A Diamond Ring, Monture Cartier

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    • Two circular-cut diamonds, together approximately 13.65 carats

    • Onyx in the middle, with brilliant-cut diamonds on split shank

    • 18 karat white gold

    • Signed MT Cartier, numbered SC2695

    With a signed box

  • Maker Bio

    Cartier

    French

    With the Constitution of 1848 came a new standard for luxury in France. Founded one year prior by Louis-Francois Cartier, the house of Cartier was one of the first to use platinum in jewelry making. This incredibly expensive material became the stepping-stone for Cartier to experiment in form, mechanisms and attitude. It helped men move from pocket watches to wristwatches, effectively making the watch much more functional and prominent in a man's overall wardrobe.

    Cartier did not only touch on functionality. Inspired by a commissioned painting by George Barbier featuring a black panther at the feet of an elegantly bejeweled woman, Cartier began incorporating wild animals in his designs—most notably, Cartier Panthère rings, bangle bracelets and watches. Yet it wasn't until the late 1960s that the house of Cartier debuted their iconic yellow and rose gold LOVE collection, which includes the famous bracelet that only a special screwdriver can open. 

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A Diamond Ring, Monture Cartier

鑽石戒指, Monture Cartier, 兩顆圓形鑽石共重約13.65克拉

Estimate
HK$1,100,000 - 1,300,000 
$140,000-165,000

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Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019