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Cartier Carved Emerald and Gem-Set Ring


Created in 1990, this Cartier 18K gold ring is composed of a carved emerald, rubies, diamond and black onyx. The ring is designed as a bezel-set emerald flanked by rectangular-cut rubies within an onyx surround, highlighted by round brilliant-cut diamonds. With richly colored gems beautifully mounted in gold and black onyx, this bold ring unifies sleek form and strong contrasts.

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Item #: R-20084
Artist: Cartier
Country: France
Circa: 1990s
Size: 5.75; this ring can be sized (please call gallery for details) 
Materials: Pear-shaped carved emerald (approximate total weight 1.75 carats); 2 rectangular step-cut rubies (approximate total weight .24 carat); 8 round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight .08 carat); Black onyx; 18K Gold
Signed:Cartier 750 51 Cartier 1990 R00007,” French assay marks

In the late 20th century, Cartier designers revisited India for inspiration, combining the favored green and red palette of rubies and emeralds in substantial settings of rich gold, creating a lush contemporary style.