Whether it’s the Williamson, the Hope or the Tereshchenko, the exceptional stones that end up in the masterful hands of Cartier often come with a storied past. Which is why, throughout its history, the celebrated jeweller has been honouring these rare beauties with remarkable craftsmanships and tradition, ensuring each of them is cast in a starring role with exquisite settings that resonate the beauty of the gemstone.
Cartier’s new high jewellery collection, Résonances de Cartier, provides yet another stellar example of this. Inspired by the ripples of light and colour a gemstone emits when it catches the light, the jeweller expresses the powerful personalities of each stone by treating the frame of the jewellery as an echo chamber. Through special designs based on a motif of concentric spatial contrast and multi-layered lines, a dynamic wave effect is created, emanating endless ripples that ultimately harmonise and amplify the distinctive aura of the creation.
In addition to the elegant swirls and cascading lines, transformable designs can also be found throughout the collection, adding extra movement to the creations. Examples include the Hyperbole tiara — featuring an impressive 140.21-carat square-shaped cabochon-cut emerald from Colombia, which can be turned into a necklace — and the Rhythmic necklace, with its 10.08-carat E VS1 kite diamond that can be deconstructed into a brooch. The highlight of them all? The Eurythmie bracelet, which can change its colours from royal lapis lazuli to shimmering diamonds with a simple flick, thanks to the numerous double-sided discs that can be flipped back and forth with every move.
With such beautiful artistry and high sophistication hidden behind the artfully composed lines and colours, the Résonances de Cartier is, without a doubt, the house’s latest manifestation of its endless passion for precious gems.