From the iconic House of Cartier, this Lanieres ring and earring set is crafted in 18 Karat White Gold1 The ring features 4 round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately .24 carats total, D color, VS clarity, and 11 round Sapphires weighing approximately .77 carats total and is a European size 52, USA size 6. It measures 12.5 mm in width and weighs 18.3 grams. The earrings feature 6 round brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately .36 carats total, D color, VS clarity, and 8 round Sapphires weighing approximately .56 carats total. These fabulous earrings measure 8.3mm by 8.3 mm.
Founded in Paris in 1847, by Louis-Francois Cartier, the company known as Cartier quickly became recognized for its exemplary workmanship and taste. Louis-Francois Cartier began his esteemed career at 28, after an apprenticeship with master watchmaker Adolphe Picard resulted in Cartier taking over the master’s workshop, 29 rue Montorgueil, Paris. He expanded the premises and built his reputation on knowing how to satisfy the most extravagant of desires. By 1853 Louis Francois was able to move his business to the more fashionable Palais-Royal district at 5 Rue Neuve des petits Champs. He became a favorite of Princess Mathilde, the cousin of Napoleon III, whose patronage opened the door to Parisian society. In 1874 Alfred Cartier took over the company from his father Louis Francois. In 1898 the Cartier company made a final move in Paris and they still remain at 13 Rue de La Paix, in the heart of Parisian elegance and luxury. Alfred Cartier entrusted his three sons to manage the Maison de Cartier. Among Louis Cartier’s most important and lasting innovations was introducing the combination of platinum and diamonds to create garland style jewelry. Cartier wove the platinum into extremely fine threads in order to bring out the sparkle of the diamonds, making platinum a legitimate and irreplaceable precious metal in jewelry making.
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