High Jewelry by Cartier: Contemporary Creations
A sumptuous tribute to Cartier's creations with spectacular new photographs of unique pieces, many of which have never been published before. Cartier ... Show synopsis A sumptuous tribute to Cartier's creations with spectacular new photographs of unique pieces, many of which have never been published before. Cartier has defined daring elegance in jewelry design for over a century and a half. Featuring over 300 color images, many of them full-page, this lavish, satin-bound volume presents Cartier's most recent collections: modern pieces of high jewelry conceived in the spirit of Cartier's traditional values of creativity, authenticity, and originality. Eight chapters trace the artistic threads and historic sources that have shaped the firm's distinctive style, such as famous gemstones, the importance of pure, clean lines and balanced colors, and the exotic flora and distinctive feline shapes that characterize Cartier's more exuberant pieces. Design sketches and period photographs complement larger-than-life images, telling the stories of past creations and explaining the evolution of contemporary designs. This collection is a celebration of the inimitable Cartier style, with marvelous pieces that embody and celebrate the personal experience of selecting and wearing fine jewelry.