Cartier’s Beauties of the World High Jewelery celebrates the beauty of the world
Celebrating the beauty of nature wherever it may be found, Cartier’s latest Beautés du Monde high jewelry collection combines enchanting gemstones, detailing and stylistic abstraction.
Cartier jewelry has long been revered for its breathtaking interpretations of nature. As the luxury jewelry brand launches its latest high jewelry collection, aptly titled Beauties of the World, the brand is once again celebrating the world’s many sources of beauty, wherever they may be found.
From a necklace inspired by the wings of a butterfly to one based on a mythical and hypnotic serpent, here are some of the most dazzling designs from Cartier’s latest drop.
The Nouchali Necklace
Inspired by a water lily
Resembling an enchanting sculpture, this necklace is accented by a center stone – an absolutely breathtaking 10.61 carat rubellite, around which unfurl diamond petals, surrounded by onyx. Each has been meticulously crafted, as a nod to the flair for geometry often seen in fine Cartier jewelry. The lilac colored chalcedony beads are individually strung to create a light and delicate drop, which gives the central flower the image of floating on water.
The Reef Necklace
Inspired by the beauty of coral reefs
Emerald and coral contract through ribbed beads, wrapping around an atoll of diamonds in this particular necklace. The dreamy contrast is further enhanced by the twisint movement, allowing the white diamonds to shine through. Ribbed pearls, combined with emerald or amethyst cabochons, evoke Cartier’s signature style, celebrating its know-how through an impeccable weaving technique that is both remarkable and comfortable on the skin.
The Water Aspis Necklace
Inspired by a powerful and hypnotic serpent
Among the most iconic mythical creatures in Cartier’s menagerie is the serpent, and here Cartier captures the beauty of the creature through flexibility, stylization and abstraction. The power of the snake, coupled with its ability to coil around its prey, is realistically captured through the mobility and twisted design of the collar. Five 43.49-carat Ceylon sapphire cabochons punctuate the necklace with an intense blue, while triangular diamonds and lapis lazuli scales form an openwork, maximizing the brilliance of each gem.
The Apatura Necklace
Inspired by a butterfly’s wing
An utterly dazzling piece, this necklace features rainbow shades of opal, conveying liveliness and shine. Three Australian opals – each at 22.08 carats – are framed by geometric patterns, with diamond bars and blue sapphire beads, all of which echo the fire of the opal. The necklace can be worn two ways, either with its eye-catching pendant or with the pendant detached and worn as a brooch.
The Iwana necklace
Inspired by green iguana skin
Made from diamonds and emeralds, the whole necklace evokes the movements and movements of the animal’s skin. The full and empty of the diamond-paved triangles have been used to create openwork that traces the line to three incredible Colombian emeralds, each weighing 43.45 carats. True to Cartier’s flair for exquisite detail and craftsmanship, each four-sided cut has been specially crafted to resemble the spines of the iguana.
The Capsule Collection
A line-up of seven rings
Covering all of Cartier’s key areas of expression, from geometry and movement to color and love for flora and fauna, each of the collection’s dream rings draws on poetic inspiration. These include a sea dragon, an ammonite fossil, a sea monster, an asteroid and a Chinese puzzle – the list goes on. Triangular-cut diamonds rub shoulders with purple spinels, cabochon tourmalines or green diamonds.
To find out more about Cartier’s Beauties of the World High Jewelry collection, visit cartier.com.