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Cartier offers a behind-the-scenes look at its latest high-jewelry collection.

BY Laurie Brookins | Oct 12, 2017
Résonances de Cartier earrings featuring sapphires and diamonds set in platinum. Images courtesy of Cartier

It’s not often that a jeweler offers the public an intimate look at its high-jewelry pieces. These extravagant and limited-edition collections are normally shown privately to qualified clients, collectors and—sometimes—the press. But for its Résonances de Cartier collection, Cartier is lifting the veil.

The house debuted this dazzling display of craftsmanship on the evening of October 10 in New York with a black-tie dinner on Governors Island for private and celebrity clients such as Sofia Coppola, Carey Mulligan and Nicky Hilton—the start of a three-week celebration that highlights the exceptional handcraft required to produce the one-of-a-kind pieces that comprise a haute joaillerie collection, typically the pinnacle of a jewelry house’s artistry. A wide variety of exceptional stones, from hand-carved amethysts to fancy-colored diamonds, drives Résonances de Cartier, which is rooted in showcasing the beauty of stones via spectacular settings.

From now until October 20, Cartier’s New York flagship on Fifth Avenue, known as the Fifth Avenue mansion, will be open only for private-client appointments to view Résonances de Cartier alongside a curated exhibition from Cartier’s archives, including a selection from such memorable collections as Panthère and Tutti Frutti. On the mansion’s third floor, meanwhile, a Cartier Atelier features a dozen artisans brought over from the house’s Paris workshops to demonstrate the highly intricate techniques required to create settings, cut and polish gemstones, and set and secure gems. The exhibition then opens to the public from October 21 through October 29.

To arrange a private-client appointment, call 212.446.3400. cartier.com

From the Cartier archives, this Tutti Frutti necklace was commissioned by socialite Daisy Fellowes in 1936 at Cartier Paris; it would undergo alterations in 1963. From the Cartier Collection. (Not available for sale)

This Résonances de Cartier tiara of white diamonds set in platinum also converts to a pendant or brooch. (Price upon request)

This Résonances de Cartier ring features a fancy-colored pink and fancy-colored blue diamond surrounded by white diamonds. Set in platinum. (Price upon request)

 

A Résonances de Cartier 18K white gold bracelet featuring rubellites, onyx, rock crystal and diamonds. (Price upon request)

 

A cushion-shaped watermelon tourmaline totaling 84.10 carats is the centerpiece of this Résonances de Cartier bracelet, which also features sapphires and diamonds, all set in 18-karat rose gold. (Price upon request)

 

This Résonances de Cartier platinum necklace features a trio of fancy yellow briolette-cut diamonds—the center can be detached to use as a separate pendant, while the outer two can be detached and worn as earrings—surrounded by white diamonds and natural pearls. (Price upon request)

 

Cartier’s iconic Tutti Frutti design inspired this Résonances de Cartier platinum necklace featuring sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds. (Price upon request)

 

Résonances de Cartier 18-karat white gold necklace featuring emeralds, diamonds and onyx. (Price upon request)

 

Résonances de Cartier earrings featuring sapphires and diamonds set in platinum. (Price upon request)

 

Résonances de Cartier platinum earrings with natural pearls, carnelians and brown, orange and white diamonds. (Price upon request)

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