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DescriptionGold Ring, Cartier, French
The 18k gold Juste Un Clou ring weighs 8.40 grams, marked Cartier with French hallmarks.
Size: 7-3/4 (not easily sized)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000.
Overall Condition: Very Good
Condition Notes: A classic ring from an iconic house. Ring marked Cartier 750 62 © US4496. Has French hallmarks. The marks would be disrupted if sized.
Cartier: In 1847 Louis-Francois Cartier founded his business, creating jewelry made of gold, awash with colorful enamels and set with glittering gemstones. This appealed to the French aristocracy. His son, Alfred joined him, and later grandsons Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, who took over during the Art Deco era. Parlaying the company's distinctive Oriental-influenced style, he established a fabulous jewelry empire. The grandsons were responsible for operating salons in Paris, London and New York, respectively. Joined by designer Jeanne Toussaint in 1933, Cartier created a range of vanity cases, desk sets and accessories. The firm continues to produce exquisite jewelry, watches, and objects d'art for a prestigious clientele. Savvy business move in the 1970s developing a boutique product line named "Les Must" appealing to the public at large.
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