Kim wears Iwana earrings, necklace, and ring in platinum with emeralds and diamonds, Cartier; dress, Ashi Studio Couture; sandals, Aquazzura. Amina wears Panthère Heroique necklace and ring in white gold with emeralds, onyx, and diamonds, Cartier; jacket, skirt, Fendi Couture; pants, Saint Laurent; catsuit, hijab, It-Spain; shoes, Aquazzura. Elda wears Tutti Mikuti earrings, necklace, and ring in platinum with sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds, Cartier; dress, Ashi Studio Couture; shoes, Roger Vivier. Photo: Xavi Gordo
With its iconic creations, Cartier has stood the test of time, and its Beautés Du Monde jewelry collection serves as an emblem of prestige, timelessness and sheer elegance. The brand’s latest offering hopes to reincarnate elements of nature into pieces of high jewelry, from emerald rings to glittering diamond earrings and sapphire necklaces. The collection explores the elegance of animals, and the transcending beauty of the ocean, bringing aquatic miracles to life in pieces that redefine the bounds of jewelry.
Inspired by the unconventional green iguana, the Iwana necklace unveils its beauty in a set abundant with diamonds and emeralds, glittering in all their glory. Glowing in vibrant shades of green, three Colombian emeralds connected by metal rings open the doors for flexibility in a high jewelry Cartier necklace, a concept the brand has put forth for the convenience of the modern woman.
Rituel necklace in white gold with rubies, chalcedony beads, onyx, and diamonds, Cartier; dress, Isabel Sanchis; catsuit, hijab, It-Spain. Photo: Xavi Gordo
Cartier’s Water Aspis Necklace, on the other hand, embodies the dreamy scene where the land meets the sea bed, a blue sanctuary where beautiful oceanic beasts reside. Sea snakes are often rendered as a terrifying myth, with few able to appreciate the beauty of the hypnotizing animal. This Cartier collection takes inspiration from the ocean’s menagerie, bringing brilliant blue sapphires and geometric cut diamonds together in a neat, emotive necklace.
Cartier’s capsule collection consists of seven radiant rings, each emphasizing a series of rare stones, depicting the depths of the sea and the heights of the sky. Blue-green emeralds bring that fantasy-like aquatic spark to life, while glistening crystals take you down the depths of the earth for an enlightening journey.
Following its age-old mission to express nature through abstract, geometric incarnations rather than imitating its innate state, Cartier has expanded its horizons, bringing obsolete elements of nature to life. The brand has been leaning towards geometric patterns for quite some time now, but the Beautés Du Monde jewelry collection may just mark the first time the brand has embodied such a wealth of meaning in its offerings.
Tepoz earrings, necklace, bracelet, wristwatch, and ring in white gold with rubies, emeralds, onyx, and diamonds, Cartier; dress, Carolina Herrera. Photo: Xavi Gordo
Elda wears Nitescence earrings, necklace, and ring in white gold with diamonds, Cartier; jacket, polo neck, pants, Max Mara. Kim wears Apatura earrings and necklace in platinum with opals, sapphires, and diamonds, Cartier; dress, Isabel Sanchis; belt, Roger Vivier. Photo: Xavi Gordo
Recif earrings and necklace in platinum with emeralds, coral beads, amethysts, and diamonds, Cartier; dress, Zuhair Murad. Photo: Xavi Gordo
Elda wears Poroca earrings and necklace in white gold with sapphires and diamonds, Cartier; jacket, skirt, sandals, Dolce & Gabbana. Amina wears Nouchali necklace with chalcedony and rubellite beads, and diamonds, Cartier; jacket, pants, sandals, Saint Laurent; catsuit, hijab, It-SpainPhoto: Xavi Gordo
Photography: Xavi GordoStyle: Abraham GutiérrezHair and makeup: David CarreiroNails: Lucero HurtadoProduction: Danica ZivkovicLocal production: Raquel SueiroModels: Amina Adan, Elda Scarnecchia, Kim RiekenbergPhotography assistants: Mariana Maglio, Carlota DonatHair and makeup assistant: Felix TebarStyle assistant: Sharon PadrónOn-set producer: Montserrat Curiel
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