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.
Within a nebula of yellow, orange and white diamonds, orange-toned yellow sapphire and lapis lazuli, an entire universe by Cartier unfurls. Pure blue and harmonies of yellow are arranged in stark bursts of colour around the central sapphire whose sparkle illuminates the whole piece. This stone is the sun. With a striking intensity of colour and octagonal shape, it is the radiant light source to a mesh of coloured diamonds that is fully articulated and supple.
The yellow, orange and white diamonds meanwhile are the stars in this entirely openwork lacy constellation that twinkles upon the skin. In this creation Cartier brings together a rare ensemble of lapis lazuli beads whose homogeneous substance is troubled, yet enhanced, by sprinklings of pyrite dust. Lapis lazuli, of course, is the deep blue of space and the starry night sky.