A collection of dreams, globally renowned jeweller, Cartier is bringing a sense of wonder to Australian shores, with the highly-anticipated preview of their high jewellery collection. Transforming the French Maison into an indulgent pop-up space, the collection is a treat to the eye, glistening and dazzling the whole journey through.
The exclusive launch is taking residency in Australia for a limited time, boasting an exquisite collection of more than 130 invaluable creations. This high jewellery launch is truly a one of a kind opportunity to view Cartier's unparalleled selection in Australian boutiques, as many of the creations on hand have never travelled down under.
Marking the first time we have been treated to this breadth of the Cartier Tradition collection locally, several of the pieces are creations from the last century. Brought back and restored in Cartier workshops with the Maisons expertise, much of the jewellery dates back to designs created in the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 60s.
While it's impossible to select a favourite, an undeniable stand out piece takes form in Cartier's Dioscures Necklace. A one-of-a-kind creation, the piece heralds its name by the divine twins in Greek mythology – Castor and Pollux – celebrated in the unique pairing of these two, pear-shaped diamonds. The stones, which are approximately 26 carets each, have been cut from the same diamond of more than 195 carets – presenting a truly unparalleled meeting of perfection.
A continuation of the Maison's iconic Panthere collection, the Panthere Graphic Necklace is the statement choker to end all statement chokers, boasting over 4,000 diamonds set into the necklace's structured design. Adding to its allure, the Panthere Graphic Necklace – a masterpiece that requires four months of work to create – is completed with four highly-prized Zambian emeralds.
Laced with unrivalled timepieces, eye-catching earring and bracelet sets adorned in mother of pearl and the jeweller's signature broach, the Cartier high jewellery collection has to be seen to be believed.