An 18ct White Gold ‘Panthère Lakarda’ Ring

An 18ct white gold Panthère ring by Cartier, circa 2000s from the ‘Panthère Lakarda’ collection. The panther’s stylised design in 18ct white gold wraps around the finger and the wide band is lightly sprung to accommodate more finger sizes. The eyes are set with faceted pear shape emeralds and the nose a cabochon black onyx.

Further Details

Gemstones and Other Materials2 x pear shape emerald eyes estimated to weigh approximately 0.03cts together
1 x onyx nose estimated to weigh approximately 0.02cts
Condition ReportVery good
Setting18ct white gold signed Cartier, numbered and with French assay marks
Weight description24 grams
DimensionsUK finger size M, US size 6.25
(Ring is slightly sprung so can accommodate a couple of extra finger sizes)
Front centre: 2cm
Back centre: 0.8cm

Directors Notes

Cartier’s mascot, the panther was first seen in 1914. Whilst Louis Cartier was the first to introduce the legendary creature, it was Jeanne Toussaint who went on to make it the iconic motif that it is today, synonymous with the name of Cartier. Toussaint’s nickname even became ‘La Panthère’ such was her influence upon this jewelled legacy. The panther has been reinterpreted and reimagined by Cartier many times over more than a century and it still remains today as highly collectible and sought after as it was when it was first introduced.


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When Louis-François Cartier (1819-1904) opened his small jewellery store in Paris in 1847, he couldn’t have imagined that 170 years later his name would be synonymous worldwide with some of the finest jewellery ever created.  

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