From the House of Cartier, this spectacular Monture Cartier ring, crafted in platinum, showcases a GIA certified Internally Flawless D color, Type IIa marquise cut diamond weighing 7.48 carats, complimented by two carefully selected and perfectly matched trilliants weighing 1.48 carats total, D color, VS clarity. With full marks for color and clarity, this spectacular colorless diamond is alive with brilliance, fire and unsurpassed beauty. This rare diamond is classified “Type IIa”, indicating the absence of nitrogen in the diamond. Type IIa diamonds boast unrivaled color and transparency due to their chemical purity. Only 2% of diamonds are Type IIa. A diamond of this caliber is so exceptional that Cartier could not pass up the opportunity to make a bespoke setting for this magnificent diamond. The face of the ring measures 21 mm in length and 16.2 mm in width. The band measures 2.6 mm in width, tapering gently to 1.9 mm, and it is a size 6.75. This captivating ring exemplifies the fine craftsmanship which is synonymous with the House of Cartier. On purchase this exquisite ring will be accompanied by full Cartier paperwork, and GIA report.
Founded in Paris in 1847, by Louis-Francois Cartier, the firm 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 firm 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.