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That Cartier Panther…

XXX_122_1327356321_1 XXX_303_1331579383_1_1 XXX_122_1316725662_1 XXX_122_1327351381_1 Obsessing over these panthers from Cartier. After being encompassed by that video clip they posted, I am truly becoming a superfan. What is even more intriguing is this panther has been a part of Cartier’s legacy for quite sometime. Making the above rings even more collectible because not only do they depict the panther, but they are all vintage. In fact, the panther never made its debut until around 1948, when the Duke of Windsor commissioned a brooch to be made featuring a three-dimensional panther and a rather large cabochon emerald. Panther print was evident in Cartier pieces prior to that particular piece, but it was mainly flecks of black and white on watches–like leopard spots. Since making its three dimensional debut, panthers have become Cartier’s favorite motif. Throughout the years, the panther has evolved and been designed by several artisans. Many of whom would spend hours upon hours at zoos, studying the ferociously elegant feline. C’est Magnifique!

The above Cartier rings are all featured at 1stdibs:

Flexible Panther ring, from BOTIER Price: $8000

Panther trinity ring, circa 1980s from FORTROVE Price: $2650

Pave diamond Panther ring, contemporary, from BOTIER Price: $38000

Panther ring with ruby cabochon, circa 1980s from BOTIER Price: $9500