An ebullient, cheerful Cartier cocktail or dinner ring for you to enjoy. Would you wear it? You would have to be prepared to get into playful or extrovert mode I think! This ring makes a big statement.
It’s a mid-century model, 1960-69, with an 18K gold band. A raised bombe style panel of turquoise cabochons is set in amongst gold spiky bits (if there’s a jewelry term for that effect, I’m not sure what it would be… it’s great texture anyway, in amongst the turquoise). The turquoise panel is bordered with a twisted rope pattern in gold. Rounded shoulders on either side of the tuquoise panel are pave-set with diamonds and also bordered with gold in a twisted rope pattern. The ring has a gadrooned (sort of fluted) shank.
It’s for sale on 1stDibs as I write, for a hefty price of $48,234.60AUD. It’s Size 7-1/2 and can be re-sized. It is signed, Cartier.
A similar ring (with sapphires) is pictured in Amazing Cartier, Jewelry Design Since 1937, by Nadine Coleno, Flammarion Publishers, 2008, page 165.
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