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When nature inspires

Audrey Simon
Audrey Simon • 2 min read
When nature inspires
The high jewellery collection by Cartier gives us a look into the maison’s interpretation of the natural world around us
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SINGAPORE (July 17): Cartier harnesses the power of the elements to create a high jewellery collection that shows off nature at her very best. The collection is called [Sur]Naturel — From Figuration to Abstraction or Supernatural and it brilliantly shows off Cartier’s savoir–faire to reveal nature that seems more real than nature itself and from all constraints.

The starting point for this collection reveals a creative path linking figuration with abstraction such as water, flora and fauna as part of the super natural. On one side: Water, plants and animals. On the other, creations which emanate from these sources but retain their spirit with a multitude of details. For example, the lushness of a plant, the spots on the coat of an animal or the formation of ice crystals, the inspirations from nature are wide and varied.

Each piece shows off the talented skills of the artisans at Cartier as they know how to highlight the beauty of the stones and fashion them to create a work–of–art. Diamonds, emeralds and sapphires are combined with opal and kunzite, coral and aquamarine, beryl and quartz. The stones show off their transparency and depth. Here are some awe–inducing pieces for you to admire.

Gharial necklace

Platinum, five octagonal emeralds from Zambia totalling 11.31 carats, fifteen octagonal emeralds from Zambia totalling 4.13 carats, two F VS1/VS2 tapered diamonds totalling 6.90 carats, tapered diamonds, square–shaped diamonds, brilliant–cut diamonds.

Sinopé necklace

White gold, five oval–shaped sapphires from Madagascar totalling 39.22 carats, lapis lazuli, brilliant-cut diamonds.

Opheis necklace

White gold, one 53.94 rectangular shaped emerald from Zambia with rounded corners, two rectangular–shaped diamonds totalling 5.42 carats, one 1.55–carat cut–cornered triangularshaped diamond, onyx, baguette– and brilliant–cut diamonds.

Tillandsia necklace

White gold, two oval–shaped green beryls totalling 163.97 carats, one 0.55–carat fancy yellow pearshaped diamond, one 0.53–carat fancy dark orangebrown pear–shaped diamond, rutilated quartz, brown pear–shaped diamonds, yellow rose cut diamonds, yellow and white brilliant–cut diamonds.

Panthère Tropicale wristwatch

Yellow gold, two octagonal aquamarines totalling 12.71 carats, two octagonal blue tourmalines totalling 20.58 carats, coral, onyx, brilliant–cut diamonds, quartz movement.

Hemis necklace

Platinum, one 71.08-carat cushion shaped kunzite, opals, pink and white brilliant–cut diamonds.

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