Cartier 18K White Gold Panther Head Ring. The total diamond weight of this stunning ring is .40ct. The panther features a black enamel nose and emerald eyes. The ring is a size 53 (US 6.25). Try on and enjoy this ring at our La Maison Boutique at the Waterside Shops In Naples, FL.
Cartier is a French luxury goods brand that designs and manufactures high-end watches and jewelry. Of all the great fashion and jewelry design houses in the world, few have reached the level of Cartier. In fact, Cartier is regarded as one of the most esteemed jewelry designers in the world today; however, much of the company’s origins are in the craft of watchmaking rather than jewelry.
Cartier was established in Paris in 1847 when its founder, Louis-Francois Cartier, took over his master’s workshop. Despite immense uncertainty and unrest during the ongoing French Revolution, Cartier continued to see success and growth over the next decade, opening the first Cartier boutique in 1859. In 1874, Louis-Francois’ son, Alfred Cartier, took over the business. Alfred’s business acumen was far more advanced than that of his father, and it was his ambition to grow the business quickly. Alfred was instrumental in introducing Cartier into the royal houses of Europe and beyond, with Cartier’s designs being particularly popular with King Edward VII. Cartier enjoyed immense success in the late 1800s and eventually opened a showroom in Paris’s Rue de La Paix area in 1899. While Alfred was successful in establishing Cartier as the go-to choice for the French elite, it was his sons Louis, Pierre and Jacques that would bring the Cartier brand to worldwide renown.
Through an array of beneficial networking opportunities, smart strategic decisions and advantageous marital partnerships, the Cartier brothers managed to grow the locally celebrated brand into an international success that still exists more than 150 years later. Cartier remained under family control from its founding in 1847 until 1964. Today it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group, but remains headquartered in Paris, France.