Discover the exceptional new creations, destined for eminent clients and collectors, from one of the world’s most prestigious jewelers.
True to the Cartier brothers’ passion for the earth and its natural beauties, the newest collection of high jewelry brings the wonders of nature and cultural splendors from all four corners of the globe into dialogue. Sublimated by the interplay of stones and drawings, the inspirations give rise to highly stylized, even abstract compositions of a new genre. A coral reef entwines the length of a flamboyant necklace, an iguana skin transforms into a geometric matrix, and a Chinese puzzle box reveals a kaleidoscopic ring. Natural treasures and the fruits of human creativity meet in the purity of original compositions, revealing the unique dimensions of a multifaceted world that showcases all the richness of the nature and the Cartier universe. This book includes two paper stocks and booklet inserts.
About the Author
François Chaille is passionate about art history, fashion, jewelry, and watchmaking. He has collaborated with Flammarion to publish over fifteen books on these subjects. Alberto Cavalli is executive codirector of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship and the director general of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte. A professor at Milan’s Politecnico, he writes regularly about the arts for several international reviews.
"Cartier has always celebrated the beauty of nature — after all, the Maison’s iconic panther, serpent, and crocodile pieces are among its most iconic. For its newest high jewelry collection, the brand turned its attention to even more of the creatures that live among us, and this captivating book by author François Chaille shows how something as simple as the glittering scales of an iguana, the subtle coil of a seashell, or the texture of a coral reef can inspire a stunning wearable treasure. Chaille also highlights the cultural notes, from traditional Indian sculpting to Chinese iconography, that appear throughout the stunning collection." —ONLY NATURAL DIAMONDS