Today it’s quite difficult to surprise someone by flowers in jewelry. There are too many of them in the precious “garden”. But the Cartier gardeners managed to do what nobody else could! In their time, the brand’s designers cultivated many flowerbeds of orchids, roses, narcissus, and violets. Then they moved away from traditional sources of inspiration and switched on, it would seem, the flower that is not typically amenable to jewelry interpretation — a cactus.
The Cactus de Cartier consists of thirteen pieces, divided into two parts — the colored (night) and the monochrome (day). It is well known that the cactus blooms only at night, hiding its beauty during the day. There is a direct consistent analogy with jewelry, where the decorations become richer with the onset of darkness. Thus in the first part of the collection the bizarre shapes of plants are studded with the bright and vivid colors of emerald, chrysoprase, and cornelian. The second one emphasises the beauty of a hemisphere woven from yellow gold and tipped with diamonds, sometimes with an Afghan lapis lazuli. This is also an absolute premiere — the “between the fingers” ring. Its concept’s development took a few years. If the size is chosen correctly, the piece sits safely between two fingers and can be kept on the hand throughout the day.
Where to buy?
For the first time the collection was shown two months ago during couture week in Paris. On this occasion, Cartier threw a party at the Palais de Tokyo, where guests of the show could admire jewelry only in her showcases… or at Bianca Brandolini’s, the Ambassador of the House. It became possible to try on the precious cactus only a month after being involved in special viewings organized by the brand. Like most Cartier jewelry, all the pieces from the new collection were designed to complement our anatomical features. Hence it does not cause discomfort during extended wear. They are perfectly combined with each other, and are suitable for virtually any image. But, most importantly, the Cactus de Cartier rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces finally went on sale. As good a reason as any to treat yourself!