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Trinity Necklace

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Love, fidelity and friendship: the three principles that inspired Louis Cartier  (1875–1942) — grandson of Cartier founder Louis-François Cartier — to design the intertwined Trinity ring in 1924, with pink, yellow and white bands to signify each tenet, respectively. And, in the same way that some of the most effortlessly chic of style icons will throw a wedding band on a chain and wear it around their neck, the legendary French jewelry house has since then presented the beloved ring as the Trinity necklace, where it makes a symbolic and elegant statement against the wearer’s neckline.

Legend has it that the Trinity was born of a request from the French writer and artist Jean Cocteau, who challenged Louis Cartier to devise a ring based on Saturn’s celestial ones. Cocteau would go on to wear a pair of them on his pinkie. (In 2010, Cartier honored Cocteau with a new six-banded ring in homage to his original look.) For Louis Cartier, the Trinity was a triumphant exercise in simplicity, an icon born of a stunningly understated premise: an unadorned gold band. Looping three of them together — in the maison’s three colors of 18-karat gold — Cartier created a now-legendary accessory that is enduring in its appeal.

The Trinity necklace is proof of that timelessness, a new riff on a beloved design. Much like the vintage Cartier Trinity rings that garner attention from collectors and admirers alike, it has been interpreted in a myriad of ways: In addition to the classic tricolor ring secured by a delicate double chain on either side, Cartier has released versions topped with solitaire diamonds, tied with cord, hanging on double or triple chains and with rings rendered in diamond-encrusted platinum to name a few.

In 2012, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge (wife to England’s Prince William), wore an elongated iteration of Cartier’s Trinity necklace featuring three sets of Trinity rings — one diamond-studded oversize version flanked by two smaller side rings — connected by a bundle of gold chains. The piece was rumored to be worth upward of $70,000 and was the subject of much media coverage. But, like the best designs, Cartier’s Trinity necklace doesn’t need much added flair — it’s just as stunning at its most simple.

Cartier Trinity Necklace

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Cartier 18 Karat Tricolored Gold and Diamond "Trinity" Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Greenwich, CT
"Trinity de Cartier" long necklace, the front featuring twelve diamond-set chains in 18k yellow, white and rose gold, the chains suspended from a pair of diamond-set ""Trinity"" ring...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Large Vintage Cartier Trinity Pendant Set in 18k Yellow, White and Rose Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful signed Cartier large Trinity necklace set in 18k rose, yellow and white gold. The necklace predominantly features triple interlaced rings in rose, yellow and white gold....
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2010s Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Yellow Gold, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold

Cartier Trinity 18 Karat Yellow, White and Rose Gold Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Southampton, PA
The Cartier “Trinity” necklace is presented with a 22” black cord onto which a 1” by 1” pendant is attached, made out of 18K yellow, white and rose gold. Retail Price: $2220 This je...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Medium Diamond Trinity Necklace Set in 18 Karat Tri-Color Gold
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A beautiful signed Cartier Trinity necklace set in 18k rose, yellow and white gold. The necklace predominantly features triple interlaced rings in rose, yellow and white gold. The ...
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2010s Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Trinity Gold Link Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Lucerne, CH
18 round links in yellow gold conected together by iconic Cartier Trinity elements in 18K yellow, rose and white gold. This Retro looking necklace is comming with original box. i...
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1990s Retro Link Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Trinity Round Link Multi-Color Gold Choker Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Multi Color Gold Round Link Trinity Choker Necklace by Cartier. Details: Length: 16'' Width: 21mm Weight: 131.4 grams Stamped Hallmarks: Cartier, 750, 1996, D(*Serial Omitted...
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1990s Choker Necklaces

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Gold

Cartier Trinity de Cartier Multi Circle Diamond Long Rope Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Miami, FL
Designer: Cartier Collection: Trinity de Cartier Metal: Rose, Yellow, and White Gold Metal Purity: 18k Total Item Weight (grams): approx. 78 grams Necklace Length: 78 cm = approx. 30...
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21st Century and Contemporary Drop Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Cartier Tri-Colour Gold Diamond Trinity Necklace
By Cartier
Located in London, GB
A stylish 18k tri-colour gold and diamond necklace from the Trinity de Cartier collection. The pendant features triple interlaced rings in rose, yellow and white gold, the white gold...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier 18 Karat Yellow, White & Rose Gold Trinity Collar Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Code: COM1044 Brand: Cartier Description: 18k Yellow, White & Rose Gold Trinity Necklace Accompanied With: Box Only Gender: Ladies Necklace Length: 35cm Necklace Width: 3mm Clasp Typ...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Panthere Gold Trinity Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A timeless Cartier necklace depicting the iconic Panthere collection sitting a top of a Trinity ring composed of rose, white, and 18k yellow Gold Necklace Length: 20″ Pendant Di...
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1990s Drop Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Rhodium, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Cartier Trinity Link Multi-Color Gold Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Holland, PA
18k Multi Color Gold 41" Long Link Trinity Necklace by Cartier. With 5 trinity charms 13mm each Details: Length: 41'' Width: 2.5mm Weight: 27.5 grams Stamped Hallmarks: Cartier 7...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold