Where did this iconic ring come from? The ring is aptly named as the Trinity ring or sometimes, the rolling ring. The ring is composed of three bands, three colors, perfectly intertwined, timeless and elegant. Louis Cartier created the band in 1924 at the request of the French artist, novelist, poet and filmmaker, Jean Cocteau. Cocteau made the piece his own and the ring quickly earned celebrity status in the literary world of that time. The simplicity of the ring for the 1920s with the Art Deco and flapper era in full swing was remarkable. The ring was pure design, there were no embellishments and amazingly, it is still considered a contemporary design today. The three types of colored gold symbolize different things: pink is for love, yellow for fidelity and white for friendship. A fabulous design as well as a marketing coup, don’t you think?
The ring has since morphed into different categories of jewelry using combinations of diamonds and colored stones in rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces.
I do love a classic.
The Cartier Trinity Ring at Mrs. Jones & Co.