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18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Ruby Bead and Diamond 'Boule' Ring, Cartier, Paris
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 93,750 USD
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513
18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Ruby Bead and Diamond 'Boule' Ring, Cartier, Paris
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 93,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Ruby Bead and Diamond 'Boule' Ring, Cartier, Paris
Of bombé form, with seven rows composed of ruby beads, accented at the sides with round diamonds weighing approximately 1.15 carats, gross weight approximately 18 dwts, size 6½, signed Cartier Paris, with French assay and workshop marks.
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Catalogue Note

Decorative jewels by Cartier using colored stone beads were popular with many style icons during the post war years. In 1948 the design house created a pair of similar ruby and sapphire bead rings, without diamond-set profiles, for Daisy Fellowes. These rings have since been illustrated Cartier: The Power of Style by Eva Eisler, Rony Plesl, Pierre Rainero and Pascale Lepeu, page 162, and sold by Sotheby's Geneva on May 15, 2008, as part of the collection of Lily Marinho.

In the early 1960s Cartier updated the design of the ring to include the diamond panels present in the lot offered here. Rings of similar design, fashioned from rubies and emeralds, were part of the collection of the Duchess of Windsor and sold by Sotheby's Geneva as lots 49 and 50 in the legendary 1987 sale. An additional illustration of the 1960s design may be viewed in Cartier Collection: Jewelry by Françoise Chaille, page 284.

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