Ocean’s 8 Movie Starring Cartier’s Historic Necklace is Hitting The Screens This Weekend

The Ocean’s 8 film is coming to the theatres this June, featuring the recreation of a historic high jewellery Cartier necklace at the centre of the plot.

Jun 05, 2018 | By Lynette Kee

Cartier took on a new motion venture in the film Ocean’s 8 as the exclusive jewellery partner. This collaboration comes together naturally as the all-female lead movie complements Cartier’s ethos of empowering women with the boldness to be themselves. It is now opening in the theatres this June, featuring the recreation of a historic high jewellery Cartier necklace as the centre of the plot.

Ocean’s 8 is a feminist reboot of the 2001 Warner Bros. film Ocean’s Eleven. Instead of Clooney, Pitt and friends, we get an all-female lead cast starring Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, American Horror Story’s Sarah Paulson, rapper Nora Num aka Awkwafina, Mindy Kaling and even Rihanna. The movie’s premise surrounds Debbie Ocean, estranged sister to the trilogy’s Danny Ocean; rather than hitting Vegas in some macho caper, she attempts to pull off a jewel heist at the Met Gala. The crown jewel of the film is none other than one of Cartier’s most iconic jewellery pieces – a diamond necklace á la the whimsical Jeanne Toussaint, artistic director of Cartier in the 1930s. Originally designed in 1931 by Jacques Cartier for the Maharaja of Nawanagar, the OG Toussaint necklace features the Queen of Holland, a blue-white diamond weighing 136.25 carats and was known as “the finest cascade of coloured diamonds in the world.”

For this cinematographic project, the featured necklace – to be worn by Anne Hathaway – is a high jewellery replica created with the blueprint from the original sketch, composed of colourless diamonds. While it is chosen to be the centre of the plot, the Toussaint Necklace will not be the only Cartier creation featured in the movie. From jewellery to watches, the Maison’s Cartier collection and high jewellery collection will all make appearance during the pivotal Met Gala scene – much like they did on the actual gala this year.

Releasing in the Singapore movie theatres on 07 June 2018. 

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