IN MAGNITUDE, CARTIER’S NEW HIGH JEWELLERY COLLECTION, MATERIALS COLLIDE IN A MARRIAGE OF PRECIOUS STONES AND ORNAMENTAL HARD STONES RARELY SEEN IN HIGH JEWELLERY.
AN UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER, A STYLISTIC FEATURE STEEPED IN CHARACTER THAT BALANCES TECHNIQUE WITH CREATIVE FLAIR, UPDATED BY CARTIER TIME AND AGAIN SINCE THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY.
Original form, landscaped material, primary colours, varied nuances: the design translates the power of confrontation through an interplay of lines, ruptured rhythms and flowing movements. Light flashes from stones that bear the memory of the world. From this glittering collision, rippling rays of light project the force of the origins into the future.
For the pendant of this pink gold necklace, Cartier has selected a golden brown rutilated quartz. A striking gem of handsome density and mysterious material, it fascinates by its warm colours and effects of transparency and depth. Articulated tassels arranged in a sunray motif around the cabochon unleash the sun-drenched dazzle of the inclusions.
The piece curves yet is spiky. Opposites are magnified, contrasted. The round central stone is complemented by the needles woven within. Sweet beads of morganite counter jagged diamond set with onyx edges. The colour palette is cheered by touches of coral and pink diamonds, while onyx punctuates the relief and creates perspective. This fully articulated piece is delicate and fluid in the hand. With clean lines and a lightweight feel, subtraction is an integral part of the composition.