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Cartier Lapis Lazuli and Diamond Ring


This lapis lazuli and diamond ring by Cartier Paris expresses the experimental and futuristic aesthetic of the 1970s. A stark juxtaposition of opposites joined along a diagonal fault, the midnight depths of the lapis twinkle with brassy pyrite and gleams of calcite, while the opposing field of irregularly sized pavé-set diamonds radiates white light. An intriguing study of texture, light and structure, this Cartier ring is a 1970s work of art for the hand.

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Item #: R-19475
Artist: Cartier, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1970s
Size: 5.75 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information) 
Materials: 8 Round brilliant-cut diamonds (approximate total weight 1.65 carats); Lapis lazuli plaque; 18K Gold
Signed: "Cartier Paris 013535"

Lapis lazuli has been mined and traded since the 7th millennium B.C., prized by the Sumerians as a stone of their gods, by the Egyptians as a material to create powerful amulets, and by Medieval and Renaissance painters to create surpassing blues for their illuminated manuscripts and panels.