Every Piece From Cartier’s New High Jewellery Collection Is An Astronomical Wonderby | August 06, 2019
There’s something inherently alluring and poetic about juxtaposing elements that don’t ordinarily fit together—an idea brought to life by Cartier with their latest high jewellery collection: Magnitude. The 120-piece collection that acquires its name from the enormity of its visual impact, creates an unexpected marriage between precious stones and ornamental hard stones. Materials that are rarely seen together, collide in harmony, in a testament to the French maison’s impeccable technique and evolving savoir faire.
Not one to be bound by the shackles of convention, the luxury jeweller creates out-of-the-world pieces that captivate not with their bold execution, but instead with nuanced beauty. Form inspired by elements of outer space come to life in vivid colours of the Earth, birthing an interesting interplay of lines and fluid movement, for jewellery that is akin to wearable art.
Here are some of the most exquisite pieces from the collection:
The Aphélie necklace features an enormous rutilated quartz with needle like inclusions that bring out it’s golden-brown colour, at it's heart. Offset by pink diamonds, morganite and onyx arranged in a sunray motif, the warmth of the centre stone is injected with cheery hues of coral and pink.
Debuted by English actor Lily Collins at the Met Gala pink carpet this year, the Théia necklace has seven round shaped Columbian emeralds strung together with delicate rock crystal motifs, and peppered with onyx. Redolent of art-deco styles, its plays on geometry in a rhythmic way, creating magnificent optical illusions as a result. The pendants in the front and back, can both be detached and worn as brooches or individually on a chain.
At the centre of the Zemia bracelet is a 77.27 carat matrix opal, which harmoniously fuses the colours of the earth. The rocky browns and icy blues of the stunning centre stone unfurl across the bracelet in the form of blue and purple sapphires, and garnets—punctuated with white diamonds.
Within a cluster of lapis lazuli, the enchantingly vibrant Équinoxe necklace is set like the universe. At the core is an octagonal-shaped, orange-toned yellow diamond—a radiant light source like the sun, it strikes a subtle contrast with the generous speckling of white, yellow and orange diamonds that act as stars in the night sky, while the sombre blue of the lapis lazuli symbolises space.
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