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The Top 6 Cartier BraceletsMay 4, 2021 - Jewelry Articles
Below we look at the top 6 Cartier bracelets, and what makes each one so special and enduring. Plus, find out how to buy and sell Cartier bracelets at the best prices.
Top 6 Cartier Bracelets
- Love Bracelet
- Juste Un Clou Bracelet
- Amulette De Cartier Bracelet
- Panthère De Cartier Bracelet
- Lanières Bracelet
- Agrafe Bracelet
1. Cartier Love bracelet
Estimated Retail: $4,250 – $59,000
Originally offered in 1969, the Cartier Love bracelet topped all others as the most Google-searched piece of jewelry in the world in 2016, according to townandcountry.com.
Secured by screws and leaving wearers unable to simply slip it on and off, the bracelet revolutionized jewelry wearing. Rather than coordinating with a day’s or night’s outfit, this bracelet is for wearing all day, every day.
Currently, the bracelets are available in three styles, including a cuff version, which enfolds the wrist without closing. At higher price points, diamond versions are available. Buy the bracelet in yellow, rose, or white gold, and pavé diamonds. The expanded Love collection includes rings, earrings, and necklaces that are that share the screwdriver emblem.
Love Bracelet Legends: The inspiration for this bracelet? Chastity belts! This iconic bracelet designed by Aldo Cipullo at first was exclusively sold to couples, with the giver solely retaining the bracelet screwdriver…with one exception. New York City hospitals also supposedly have Love Bracelet screwdrivers on hand for patient emergencies.
Celebrity Wearers: Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Kylie Jenner (who notoriously wear 4 at a time!)
2. Juste Un Clou
Estimated Retail: $7,600 – $81,000
“Love” bracelet designer Aldo Cipullo didn’t shy away from admitting his love for hardware — bolts, nails, and screws — and that’s evident again in his 1971 design for this bracelet in the shape of a delicately bent nail.
In fact, it was originally called “the Nail Bracelet.” Having renamed it (French for “just a nail”) after its 2012 relaunch, Cartier then offered the bracelet in white, yellow, and rose gold, sometimes with inset pavé diamonds. Closes by a hinge and push clasp. Cartier expanded the collection in 2017; it now includes rings, earrings, necklaces, and cufflinks.
Celebrity Wearer: Megan Thee Stallion, Angelina Jolie
3. Amulette de Cartier
Estimated Retail: $1,780 – $2,050
Cartier introduced this shimmering collection in 2014. At the center of every Amulette de Cartier piece sits a sparkling diamond surrounded by a natural gemstone; choices include onyx, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and mother of pearl. The Amulette is made up of a delicate link chain of white, rose, or yellow gold. Cartier itself describes the bracelet as “hugging the wrist” — and who doesn’t want a dazzling hug? — and adds that the bracelet’s open space is meant to “leave room for a wish.”
4. Panthère de Cartier
Estimated Retail: $10,700 – $310,000
By 1917, Cartier employed panther imagery on wristwatches, greeting cards, and vanity cases. Years later, in the 1940s, the Duke of Windsor commissioned a panther-themed brooch for his wife, Wallis Simpson. Soon after in 1952, they purchased a panther bracelet, and eventually more of those elegantly adorned the wrists of royalty and socialites. In 2010, the original diamond studded Panthère bracelet that belonged to the Duchess of Windsor sold at auction for $7 million.
Flexible and lightweight, usually 18K gold, platinum, or sterling, Panthères retain their popularity today.
Panthère Legends: Original designer Jeanne Toussaint had a sudden sighting of an actual panther while on safari that inspired this design. Louis Cartier’s nickname for Toussaint, his paramour, was “La Panthère.”
Celebrity wearers: Kim Kardashian, Celine Dion, Naomi Watts
Estimated Retail: $4,650 – $39,500
A slide latch or push clasp secures this 18K yellow, white, or rose gold bracelet of beautiful linked squares. Some models sparkle with diamonds or colored gemstones. This jewelry piece has often proven to keeps its value over time, making it a potentially wise investment. And you don’t have to be a Wimbledon champion to glow up in the truly stunning Lanières Diamond Line Tennis bracelet, which was designed by Cartier himself.
Estimated Retail: $18,400 – $268,000
The hook-and-eye fasteners of French high-fashion corsets inspired the Agrafe’s design. Brilliant diamonds surround the center fold-over clasp closure. This diamond encrusted bracelet stops the show in single-strand and cuff versions from this popular Cartier collection that offers necklaces, rings, and earrings as well as bracelets in yellow, white, or rose gold.
Where to buy Cartier bracelets for the best price?
The beauty and cachet of a Cartier bracelet can come with quite the price tag.
Don’t overlook the second-hand market to buy Cartier bracelets and fine jewelry for the best price. But do be sure to buy from reputable resellers as Cartier bracelets, Love bracelets, in particular, are heavily counterfeited. At myGemma, you can shop pre-owned and expertly authenticated Cartier rings, bracelets, necklaces, and more at up to 80% off retail.
Where to sell Cartier bracelets?
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