Vintage Cartier Gold Barrel Link Necklace


18k Yellow & White Gold
84.1 grams
28" x 3/16"
Cartier, 750, Makers Mark, Serial Number 197680

This elegant Cartier chain link necklace is crafted from 18k yellow and white gold. Measuring 28 inches in length and 3/16 inch in width, it features a distinctive barrel spiral motif with yellow gold oval beads, connected by white gold links. The necklace bears the signature Cartier, the 750 gold marking, a maker’s mark, and the serial number 197680. Designed with a tongue closure and safety clasp, this piece ensures both style and security. It is best worn as a single strand, with a small enough neck it can be doubled for a short chain look. The combination of yellow and white gold gives the necklace a versatile and timeless appeal, making it suitable for a variety of occasions.

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    About the Brand:

    Cartier, a name synonymous with luxury and elegance, has a storied history dating back to 1847. The company was founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, France, when he took over the workshop of his master, Adolphe Picard. Under Louis-François’s guidance, Cartier quickly established a reputation for fine craftsmanship and quality.

    The business expanded significantly under the leadership of Louis-François’s son, Alfred Cartier, and it was his three grandsons—Louis, Pierre, and Jacques—who transformed Cartier into a global luxury brand. Louis managed the Paris branch, Pierre took charge of the New York operations, and Jacques oversaw the London establishment. Their strategic expansion solidified Cartier’s presence in major cities worldwide.

    Cartier’s innovations in jewelry and watchmaking set it apart from other luxury brands. In 1904, Louis Cartier created the Santos wristwatch for aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont, pioneering the practical wristwatch design. This was followed by the introduction of the iconic Tank watch in 1917, inspired by the new Renault tanks used in World War I. The Tank watch’s clean lines and elegant design have made it a timeless piece.

    Cartier’s connection to royalty further elevated its status. King Edward VII of England referred to Cartier as “the jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers” and granted the firm a royal warrant in 1902. This royal endorsement was soon followed by commissions from other royal families across Europe, establishing Cartier as the go-to jeweler for the elite.

    The Art Deco period of the 1920s and 1930s saw Cartier embrace bold geometric designs, vibrant colors, and exotic materials. The Tutti Frutti collection, with its intricate craftsmanship and colorful gemstones, became a hallmark of this era. Cartier’s ability to blend traditional craftsmanship with modern aesthetics has ensured its pieces remain timeless.

    In the post-war era, Cartier continued to innovate with designs like the Love bracelet in the 1970s, symbolizing enduring love, and the Juste un Clou collection, which transformed an ordinary nail into a piece of high fashion. These collections reflect Cartier’s talent for reimagining everyday objects into luxury items.

    In 1981, Cartier consolidated its operations under Cartier Monde, streamlining its global strategy. Today, as part of the Richemont Group, Cartier remains a leading name in luxury, renowned for its exquisite jewelry, watches, and accessories. The brand’s commitment to innovation, quality, and timeless design ensures its continued influence and prestige in the world of high fashion.