By Vanessa Lee
The artisans of Cartier have unveiled a new collection entitled Magicien, capturing three central themes, the Magic of Design, the Real and the Light to create a series of spellbinding one-of-a-kind creations flush with diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubellites and beryls.
The Magic of Design
One of the standouts from the Magic of Design series include the Incantation necklace, which can be worn in two ways. The platinum necklace with geometric components, features a pavé set with diamonds.
A removable sapphire is fastened onto the glorious corolla of the unfolded necklace; and, when detached, the stone can be mounted onto a ring.
The Magic of the Light
The Magic of the Light features briolettes, clusters, paved in circles or studded around a sphere, seen from the chain to the pendant. Inspired by the lightness and perfectly rounded shape of a dandelion clock, Cartier has created two globes faceted with rose-cut diamonds.
A large sphere set with rose-cut diamonds is anchored to the neck by an adjustable chain decorated with yellow triangular-shaped briolettes, briolette-cut diamond beads, diamond slices, and yellow, orange and white brilliant-cut diamonds.
The Magic of the Real
From the Magic of the Real, "more real than nature," is the Quetzal set, for which Cartier has drawn inspiration from a mythical Aztec creature: the sacred feathered serpent, which is said to bridge the earth and sky.
Tiny links paved with diamonds sit alongside exquisitely delicate feather-scales. The raised shadows of black lacquer evoke the animal’s serpentine sinuosity and at the centre glows a sugarloaf rubellite.
Unveiled in chapters, the first series was showcased earlier this year on the French Riviera to a select group of Cartier’s top customers, with a second series set to be rolled out in Ginza later this year.
Spellbinding, we can't wait to see what Cartier Magicien will conjure up next!