Cartier engagement rings have a rich history. Their jewelry has been worn by discriminating buyers since 1847 when Louis-Francois Cartier took over the workshop of another master jeweler in Paris.
Within 10 years of opening his doors, the niece of Napoleon purchased some jewelry from him and the House of Cartier became a favorite of nobility over the next 100 years. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Grace Kelly & Prince Rainier, to name a few, all enjoyed the exceptional quality and exclusive designs that Cartier offered then, and still does today.
Since it’s inception, the Cartier brand has also been associated with some of the most famous diamonds in the world, like the Hope Diamond, Pacha Diamond, and the 107 carat Louis Cartier Diamond.
With such a rich history in precious gemstones you can rest assured that all of their designs are of exceptional quality both in craftsmanship and materials—especially the diamonds. So you will pay a little extra for a Cartier ring but after all, it is a Cartier! And you will get that trademark red box for the ring (it’s kind of like the blue box counterpart from that other well known jeweler ) and that alone is worth paying extra for. ;-)
Today Cartier offers a stunning bridal collection that includes engagement rings, wedding bands, and custom settings—you can choose any setting and the diamond of your choice and have the ring custom made by a master craftsmen.
Cartier engagement rings are classic in style. You aren’t going to find any trendy or over-the-top designs. You’ll find traditional and contemporary pieces that all have an understated elegance—designs are refined with subtle detailing that are absolutely timeless.
Most are set in platinum although some can be found in white gold. Cartier was one of the first jewelers to use platinum as a standard for engagement ring settings because they felt it brought out the true brilliance of a diamond more so than any other metal.
Their wedding bands come in platinum, as well as, white gold and rose gold. They also offer gem-set wedding rings, eternity rings, and simple metal bands. We spotted an amazing white gold, diamond and blue sapphire wedding band that was around $2700. LOVE!
In terms of price, Cartier engagement rings vary along with the quality and grade of the diamond. You’ll also pay a premium for the brand so count on upwards of $10,000 to start as the base price for an engagement ring.
Cartier engagement rings and bridal jewelry is as precious as it is beautiful. With classic styling and uncompromising quality, any of their pieces will be cherished for years to come.