Azur blue glistening in the sun, the ochre of the rocks, the fleeting rays of twilight, the black velvet sea – the Riviera and its ever changing colour palette have caught the imagination of Cartier, sparking the creation of the Étourdissant Cartier High Jewellery collection.
The collection takes shape between light and shadow... The most precious of precious gemstones – diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and more – opals, corals, tanzanites, garnets and chrysoprases, all chosen for the richness of their material, their unique way of playing with and transforming the light. The shapes have been liberated, bold and new, composing a collection of fireworks, a whirlwind of stones cut to sparkle, calibrated to set summer nights ablaze with their intoxicating shine.
Day and night answer one another, like the front and back of a magnificent fabric. Everywhere is the same radiant flamboyance, a joyful dizziness flowing from the sparkling shock of the contrasts to the soft veil of night that slowly comes to rest.
In the dizzying summer sunshine, a bold collection of saturated colours, vibrating with heat... A dazzling chromatic explosion that ignites fiery passion, then plunges into cool water, celebrating the sheer joy of life.
Hyderabad headband: Platinum, one 18.23-carat carved octagonal-shaped emerald from Colombia, carved sapphires and emeralds, ruby drops, ruby, emerald and sapphire beads, onyx, triangular-shaped diamonds, brilliant-cut diamonds, silk cord. The headband can be worn as a bracelet or a choker.
In the evening shadows, jewellery pieces of incredible refinement are set ablaze with a thousand nuances... The soft, tangible opacity of chalcedony and amethyst is intensified, the ruby bursts suddenly into flames... the diamond is bewitching.