The Cartier Love Ring is an iconic and instantly recognisable piece of jewellery that symbolises the luxury, quality and craftsmanship that Cartier is known for. However, the Cartier Love Ring goes beyond luxurious; its statement design featuring an unfussy infinity band symbolises everlasting love and faithfulness, making it ideal for a wedding band or romantic gift for your significant other.
Aldo Cipullo, the designer of the Cartier Love collection, said the focus of the collection is the strength of love. The symbolic nature of the ring reflects the permanence of love, while the quality of the materials gives the jewellery an everlasting finish.
For a beautiful piece of designer jewellery that never goes out of style, the Cartier Love ring is a perfect choice.
A Style Icon
For over 40 years, the Cartier Love ring has been catching the eye of admirers thanks to its bold but classic design. Complementing the Cartier Love band bracelet beautifully, a vintage Cartier Love ring is a fantastic investment that retains its value.
While the Cartier Love ring is a classic design, there are many options to find the perfect ring for you. The ring comes in a choice of gold including, White, Rose and Yellow Gold for the band. There are also differences in the screw motif that embellishes the ring, including pink sapphires, diamonds and paved diamond designs.
The Symbolism Of The Cartier Love Ring
The Cartier Love Ring is part of the Love collection that stems from the 1970s Love Bracelet design. Initially, the Love collection was designed in New York by Aldo Cipullo. The Love collection is symbolic of the commitment and strength of love. In the 70s, free-spirited love was the focus, and this ring bucked the trend and played with the boundaries of what love means.
As a result, the Cartier Love Collection was actually modelled on a medieval chastity belt. The band is relatively chunky, symbolising the binding of love. The ring and bracelet also come complete with a screw motif and the sense of being locked into love. While the bracelet needed a special screwdriver to open and close the bracelet, the ring is more practical. It has the screw motif as a design feature, symbolising permanence while also being stunningly elegant.
It is the result of its unique design, quality, and symbolism, making the Love collection the most successful jewellery collection from the master jewellers Cartier.
Cartier Love Rings As Wedding Bands
While not originally designed as wedding bands, the significance of the design and being locked into love has made the Cartier Love ring a perfect choice for a wedding band. As a result of this demand, Cartier offers the Love wedding band. This is a thinner band, known as a mini band, and like other Love rings, comes in a range of gold with embellishments such as being studded with diamonds, classic screwhead design, or solitary stones to add the subtle touch of sparkle.
At Susannah Lovis, we stock both the classic and wedding band Love rings and can help you to select your favourite vintage Cartier ring, whether you choose it as a wedding band or a stylish piece of everyday wearable jewellery.
Cartier has long been known as the jewellers for royalty, nobility and celebrities. For centuries, expert Cartier goldsmiths have created stunning designs sourcing only the finest quality precious metals. The Cartier love ring is no different. With rings comprising of carefully sourced 18K gold. While gold is the mainstay in the collection, you can also find the Love ring set in platinum.
The ring can also be studded with diamonds. With options for a single diamond, or a collection of three or six diamonds in the screw motifs that embellish the band. Other rarer designs include other precious stones such as pink sapphires or paved with smaller diamonds for a striking appearance.
The quality of Cartier can further be identified on the inside of the band, where the ring is signed and hallmarked by Cartier for authenticity. The ring also comes complete with its serial number for easy identification.
At Susannah Lovis, we will also provide a valuation certificate to further clarify the ring’s everlasting quality.
Cartier Love Bracelets Or Love Rings?
The Cartier Love bracelets are arguably more recognisable. Initially, the Love bracelet was sold as a gift, with the recipient receiving the bracelet and the bearer carrying the special screwdriver that is needed to take it off. The oval shape of the Love bracelet means it is worn close to the wrist and cannot be slipped off. The Cartier Love bracelet was considered a love handcuff for a long time. So much so that some hospitals even had to keep a Cartier screwdriver on-site in case patients needed their bracelets removed.
The Love ring, however, still carries the symbolism of everlasting love and devotion, but without the need for tools. What’s more, the Love ring has a unique style that makes it a desirable ring suitable for any occasion. The chunky band makes it ideal for stacking, while it has elegance on its own to be worn as a statement piece.
Whether purchasing as a gift, wedding band, or to own a beautiful piece of iconic, symbolic Cartier jewellery, you can find your perfect vintage ring at our jewellers in Burlington Arcade, Mayfair