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Cartier’s Wild Kingdom

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Cartier’s wild menagerie of jewels roars to life just in time for Christmas.  Pawing the way for Cartier’s collection of nature-inspired jewels is Jeanne Toussaint’s beloved panther, re-imagined with sophistication as it coyly crosses its pavé diamond paws atop a black fabric cuff.  A series of sleek, chic gold bracelets and playful earrings, inside whose hoops panthers playfully rest, embody only some of the creative recreations of the iconic cat in the collection.  For more on the Cartier panther, the article investigates the origins and evolution of the Maison’s seductive feline in wonderful detail.

Panthère de Cartier cuff. White gold, emerald eyes, onyx nose, diamonds, toile de moire fabric. PHOTO: Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier 2011

The collection continues to flourish with Cartier’s blooming orchids in a series of rings, brooches, earrings, necklaces and bracelets, offering a marvelous display of color to depict the exotic flower.  Pink sapphires, rubies, rubellites, tourmalines and amethysts exude the seductive feminine aura for which the orchid is favored.

Caresse d’Orchidées par Cartier brooch. Platinum, rubellite centre stone, cabochon-cut rubies, grey mother-of-pearl, diamonds. PHOTO: Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier 2011

No jeweled jungle is complete without the snake and Cartier smartly remembered to include its slithering serpent from collections past.  Whether its artfully wrapped around your finger or intricately writhing about in a necklace, Cartier elegantly represents this surreptitious creature this season in dazzling diamonds and emeralds.

Cartier Snake-motif necklace. Platinum, yellow diamond eyes, emeralds, briolette-cut beads, diamonds. PHOTO: Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier 2011

Rounding out Cartier’s wild kingdom is a selection of bird-inspired jewels, including  a graceful diamond bodied parrot brooch with wisps of ruby and emerald for feathers and a bracelet decadently depicted as a regal peacock whose lavishly jeweled tail wraps gracefully around the wrist.

Parrot-motif brooch. Platinum, rubies, emeralds, diamonds. PHOTO: Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier 2011

All together, this stunning assortment of nature-inspired jewels exemplifies Cartier’s long history of ground-breaking design and masterful skill in jewelry, offering only the best in one-of-a-kind and high jewelry.

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2 Comments

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    Rachael
    January 13, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Unreal! Thank you for sharing these they are beautiful works of art!

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    RAHUL
    March 8, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Panthère de Cartier cuff. White gold, emerald eyes, onyx nose, diamonds, toile de moire fabric. PHOTO: Vincent Wulveryck © Cartier 2011 – please send the diamond weight & price for the earring

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