This week, Cartier launched their new high jewellery collection, Beautés du Monde, and Wanted Online was in Madrid, Spain, for an exclusive viewing of the elegant pieces.
Inspired by the earth and all its elements, this latest collection evokes a sensory awakening — one that reminds you of the wondrous nature of the world through jewellery.
For Cartier, this collection is about “capturing the beauty of the world [and] looking at it through a spectrum of colours, shapes and evocative materials.”
Distinctive designs that are a feast for the eyes and the exquisite craftsmanship told through the story of each piece make this collection an embodiment of art itself.
Here’s a look at the necklaces in the Cartier Beautés du Monde high jewellery collection:
The Nouchali Necklace
The Nouchali Necklace is made up of white gold, rubellites, chalcedonies, black lacquer and diamonds.
Cartier on this design: “It is the miracle of an aquatic flower, whose beauty Cartier captures. A stylised approach to a water lily, whose jewellery composition is akin to a sculpture.”
The Récif Necklace
The Récif Necklace is made up of platinum, emeralds, coral, amethysts and diamonds.
Cartier on this design: “Inspired by the marine ecosystem, this necklace celebrates the beauty of a coral reef. A living organism, somewhere between flora and fauna, stylised as such by the jeweller.”
The Water Aspis Necklace
The Water Aspis Necklace is made up of white gold, sapphires, lapis lazuli and diamonds.
Cartier on this design: “A powerful and hypnotic snake whose beauty and incredible flexibility Cartier enhances through this new interpretation. An expression of Cartier style, this snake is at the crossroads of major influences for the Maison, between realism, stylisation and abstraction.”
The Apatura Necklace
The Apatura Necklace is made up of platinum, opals, coloured sapphires and diamonds.
Cartier on this design: “Here, it is not a question of reproducing a butterfly figuratively, but of suggesting it through an abstract composition, a display of shimmering colours that evoke the idea of the most marvellous of insects from far and wide.”
The Rituel Necklace
The Rituel Necklace is made up of white gold, rubies, chalcedonies, onyx and diamonds.
Cartier on this design: “It is the choice of pink and blue, two soft and joyful colours, whose contours Cartier surrounds with the intense black of Onyx.”
The Iwana Necklace
The Iwana Necklace is made up of platinum, emeralds and diamonds.
Cartier on this design: “Texture, dimension, it is the skin of the green iguana that inspired the Maison’s design studios to create this set. It reveals its beauty through a necklace abundant with diamonds and emeralds.
See the full collection on www.cartier.com