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Cartier Ruby and Diamond Ring


This 18K gold ruby and diamond ring by Cartier dates from the 1970s. The ring is designed to resemble two high relief stacks of fused gold bands, each set with a row of three circular-cut rubies flanked by diamonds. Playing with asymmetry, balance, and volume, this vividly-colored, original ring delivers fun and glamor alike.

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Item #: R-20210
Artist: Cartier
Circa: 1970s
Size:  4.50; (this ring can be sized; please contact the gallery for further information)
Materials: 6 round-cut rubies (approximate total weight 0.60 carat); 12 round-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 0.48 carat); Platinum; 18K gold
Signed: Cartier 38716 18K

Stacked rings have remained in style over many centuries, appearing even on votive sculptures of the Ancient Greeks. Tolstoy described the fascinating Anna Karenina’s beautiful hand as “dazzling….with its rings in the lamplight”.