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  • Artist Biography

    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 Fine Diamond Ring

- One cushion-shaped diamond, 7.04 carats
- Fourteen brilliant-cut diamonds on the sides
- Signed Cartier, numbered
- Maker’s mark, JC
- British hallmarks and French assay mark for platinum
- Ring size 6¾

GIA Report: E colour, VS1 clarity, Excellent Polish
附美國GIA證書

Please note that the GIA report is more than 10 years old and may require an update

Ring size 6¾

Estimate
HK$1,600,000 - 2,600,000 
$200,000-330,000

Sold for HK$1,650,600

Contact Specialist

Charlene Lau
Head of Jewels, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2039
[email protected]
 

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