Cartier Baiser du Dragon Ruby and Diamond Ring = Crafted in pallid white gold, this pagoda style ring recreates the oriental-inspired designs in rich red and inky black of the jewelry house's brilliant Art Deco past. A central row of diamonds is accented by sleek sections of bufftop onyx and ruby, while a delicate fringe of onyx and ruby dangles completes the look. Circa 2003
In tough economic times, everyone needs a little dose of glitz and glamour. A popular exhibit in San Francisco showcases the "trinkets" that French jeweler Cartier made for mega-rich Americans — including the Vanderbilts, the Astors and, later, Liz Taylor and Grace Kelly.
The Spanish Inquisition necklace consists of two strands of antique-cut diamonds and emeralds to which a lower pendant and upper chain containing modern, brilliant-cut diamonds were added. It contains 374 diamonds and 15 emeralds. The emeralds came from Colombia, while the diamonds were obtained from India. The large, central, barrel-shaped emerald weighs approximately 45 carats. Due to its rich color and exceptional clarity, it is one of the world's finest emeralds.
CARTIER, PARIS RUBY AND DIAMOND COCKTAIL RING Spectacular and glorious, a great and impressive ring by Cartier Paris from the 1960's, with 8 carats of brilliant diamonds set in platinum that go all around the shank, and 6 carats of luscious Burma rubies set 18k gold.