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.
Blue and purple sapphire, garnets and diamonds compose the material-landscape of the bracelet. At its centre is a 77.27-carat matrix opal. The evocative power of this fascinating gem sets the tone for the whole creation, from the choice of materials to the choice of colours. Rocky brown, aquatic and icy blues and flashes of purple make for harmonies of earthy colours with a hint of electricity.
Fused together in the central stone, the tones diffuse across the bracelet. Adding to the potent colours and contrasts is the evocative power of the cuts: round, faceted, fleshy briolettes; the glittering frosty bite of the geometric motifs in diamonds. This mobile, animated piece is an impressive feat of jewellery – a world worn preciously upon the wrist.