Anyone, man or woman, who has a soft spot for the finer things in life, particularly jewelry, will utter the brand name ‘Cartier’ when asked which maker is the finest. The name will roll off their tongue as water bubbles along in a stream, bouncing joyously off rocks, lapping against the small shoreline that holds it captive. And they would indeed be correct. Since 1847 Cartier International has created some of the finest jewelry available in the world, from watches and necklaces to earrings and rings, they pretty much offer everything. But these items come at a very extravagant price, a price that most of us can only sniffle about. But it certainly is fun to dream, and most of their pieces certainly sparkle to the eye. Especially those pieces that are truly considered musts when it comes to accessorizing. While all of us may mostly associate Cartier with watches, they do make a wide variety of other jewelry. Women all over the planet love Cartier for their earrings, and with good reason. Not only does the company create and manufacture some of the best and most beautiful, but they also create some of the most costly ear décor out there. How expensive could a pair of earrings really be? Well, brace yourself. In an effort to give you a clearer understanding of what we mean price tag-wise, we dug a little deeper and put together a list for you. Below you will find five of the most expensive Cartier earrings that they have ever made. We’ve numbered them from least expensive to the most, to save confusion and help your mind categorize. But we’re pretty sure this information will, above all else, give you a firm grip on what exactly it is you covet when you set eyes on those glistening drops hanging from the ears of the lady in front of you at the grocery store.
5. Cartier Nouvelle Vague - $5,000 to $79,000
Released in the early 90s, this particular pair of earrings from the Nouvelle Vague Collection by Cartier were made with 18 karats of white gold, and the cluster earrings featured embedded round cut diamonds dispersed throughout the design. While they may seem like something of a mess up close, these earrings are said to be quite dazzling during wear. Prices on these range, but pairs of these from the collection have sold from between $5K and $79K, so if grandma gives you a pair hold on to them babies.
4. Cartier Agrafe - $29,100
While these unique link-style diamond earrings come in white gold, Cartier has released others in the same style in rose gold and yellow gold, but they are less expensive. Why there is a price difference we aren’t sure, but these sell for $29,100, which is just a tad bit more than its sisters. They are stylish and beautiful, and would go exceptionally well with any formal piece in one’s wardrobe. There are a total of 79 brilliant cut pave diamonds in these gorgeous lobe-adorning lovelies, so you will likely want to check out insurance.
3. Cartier’s Cactus de Cartier - $34,400
The Cactus de Cartier Collection features jewelry with the look of…well, the cactus. Different kinds, yes, but these bear such a resemblance to our prickly green friends that you might be surprised. A basic yellow gold pair with diamonds will run you around $34,400, which earned these earrings the third spot on our list, but the collection itself features several designs, some of which can run in the upper $60Ks, and even into the $70Ks. But there is so much to choose from here that you may feel the price is well worth it, if you have the money to spend.
2. Cartier’s Panthere de Cartier - $52,000
This is one extravagant pair of earrings. For $52K you get a gorgeous combination of white gold, onyx, diamonds, and emeralds (set as the panther’s eyes), and an elegant dangle consisting of white gold orbs hanging from a diamond encrusted panther holding a ring in its mouth. Sexy and stylish, these are certain to catch a few eyes, whether you’re out on the town or having dinner at your favorite restaurant. One look tells you exactly why they cost so much money.
1. Yellow Gold Cartier Cluster Earrings - $79,000
Here we are, finally reaching the most expensive pair of Cartier earrings around. This pair of diamond encrusted clusters are done in yellow gold, and they appear to be very heavy indeed. Not for the weak of lobe, if you think you can handle them they will certainly make for flashy adornment or simply conversation pieces. Either way, you’ll want to make sure you don’t let yourself get weighed down by all these are to lug around with you. Gorgeous, nonetheless, these will set you back $79K easily, thus making them the most expensive Cartier earrings on our list today.
The things wishes are made of, yes, they certainly are. The above pairs of earrings, designed by Cartier International, are pretty much the most expensive they have produced. Of course, most of these can be attained from Cartier by visiting their website, but don’t expect to find a coupon in your Sunday paper. Earrings like these are hard to come by, that’s for sure. If ever you are fortunate enough to afford them, they are some of the finest money can buy, as are most all pieces of jewelry designed and produced by the world-famous Cartier. Maybe you’ve been saving money for some time so you could buy such a gift for an adored woman in your life, and if that’s the case, we certainly hoped we’ve helped. Just remember: You could save a buck or two by visiting your local jeweler. We do understand the lure of luxury, however, above all else we hope we’ve given you a bit of knowledge you never had. Enjoy!
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