Cartier Magicien: Spellbinding High Jewelry
Magic does not have to be limited to spells and wands as proven by the new Cartier Magicien collection by the brand.
Let’s face it, us muggles are fascinated by the world of magic and Cartier knows this all too well, which could explain why they created a collection called Cartier Magicien. Made up of three different sections, the high jewelry collection showcases the expertise of Cartier’s master craftsmen. Made up of 20 pieces, the collections called Magic of Design, Magic of Light and Magic of Nature feature one-of-a-kind creations that are sure to captivate and entice.
We explore the collection by looking at key pieces in each series, starting with the Magic of Design. Highlighting the power of design, Cartier introduces the Incantation. Set in platinum, the necklace boasts repeated geometric designs paved with diamonds in various cuts. With nearly 18 carats of diamonds, the necklace is a versatile creation that can be worn in two ways. The first is as a choker-style necklace, while the second can be created with a single touch. Inverting the curves, the interlaced designs of the necklace fan out. If the diamonds weren’t enough, the necklace also comes with a 22.84-carat cushion-shaped Ceylon sapphire that can be worn as a ring when not attached to the necklace.
If you thought that we would only be able to choose one piece to talk about, then you would be mistaken. The Magic of Design series provides us with another necklace, this one dubbed the Oracle. Boasting diamonds and Colombian emeralds, the necklace is a platinum creation that is reminiscent of Cartier’s necklaces and tiaras from the late 1930s. Again, the design is the focal point, with the steps of diamonds that surround the multiple emeralds at the heart of the necklace. With nearly 17 carats of Colombian emeralds, 40 carats of diamonds and 4 carats of onyx, this is a necklace for those who love the age of Art Deco.
The Magic of Light, is under the spotlight next with a diamond studded necklace called Paillettes Solaires. With a mix of platinum, white gold, yellow gold and diamonds of various cuts, this necklace is a statement piece that can be worn on its own. The mix of white and yellow diamonds along with cut diamonds and diamond beads ensure that the necklace shines from any and every angle (who needs Lumos, the wand lighting charm, when you have this?). The centre of attraction, happens to be the large sphere that is studded nearly 36 carats of rose-cut diamonds.
The final series to complete the magic of Cartier’s new High Jewelry collection, is the Magic of Nature. Cartier is no stranger from using animals, creatures and flora as inspiration in its designs so it comes as no surprise that the feathered serpent of Aztec legend and the Mandragore flower are under the spotlight here. The white and gold Mandragore flower comes to life with diamonds and tsavorites while the creature of Aztec folklore is imagined with the help of black lacquer and diamonds. In place of the mythical serpents head, is an exquisite rubellite cabochon that weighs in at an impressive 68.82 carats. To call the collection “captivating” is certainly an understatement.
To find out more about the magic that is the Cartier Magicien collection, visit Cartier.