DINH VAN for CARTIER Vintage 18kt & Steel Ball Ring
French designer Jean Dinh Van began his successful jewelry career during the 1960s. After spending 10 years producing designs for the famous House of Cartier, he started his own company in 1967. In the years that followed, his revolutionary styles caught on quickly and launched him to the forefront of the jewelry and fashion world. Known for a daring and free-spirited aesthetic, his designs are both timeless and modern. Both his original vintage works and contemporary pieces continue to delight jewelry lovers in the current day!
This fabulous vintage Cartier ring (ca1969-1971) is a signed Jean Dinh Van piece, and is a perfect example of his signature style! The modernist-inspired design is comprised of a square gold band, which a smooth steel ball riveted into the top. The result is a fashionable and sculptural effect with a lovely 2-tone appearance. Stamped on one side of the band are several hallmarks, including the authentic "DINH VAN" and "CARTIER" signatures, a hallmark symbol, and an "18K" stamp. A very unique designer statement piece, it has a stylish appearance that would be right at home in any fashion-forward woman's collection!
Measurements: The ring has a finger size 5.75. Due to its unique shape, only slight resizing may be possible. The steel ball measures 1/2" above the band, and measures 13mm in size. The gold band measures 4mm wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the ring is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold band or to the steel ball, which is securely riveted into place. All of the original hallmarks are present.