As the name suggests, the main object played in the Cactus de Cartier jewelry is the cactus - a proud and unpretentious desert inhabitant, blooming only at night. It cannot be picked or sniffed like an ordinary flower - you can only admire it. Cartier jewelers tried to embody the independent "prickly" character of cacti in rings, pendants and bracelets. “We wanted to create something warm, bright and joyful,” explains Cartier Heritage Director Pierre Rainero. “The choice of yellow gold and the corresponding palette of stones is connected with this.” Cartier cacti bloom with carnelian, lapis lazuli and emeralds.
The collection can be roughly divided into two parts. The first includes eight large "graphic" items made of yellow gold with colorless diamonds - volumetric spheres with characteristic golden ribs made of balls-needles imitate round Echinopsis cacti. Some of the jewelry is made hollow: this is a ring with two balls of cacti, a transforming pendant on a chain, and in addition, an original ring that looks like a tiny gold lampshade on a leg (this form is used for the first time) - it is conveniently fixed between the fingers. But a cocktail ring with lapis lazuli flowers and an open bracelet with two cacti at the ends are made of solid gold - the bracelet weighs about 100 g.
The second part is made up of five "green" high jewelery cacti. Emerald beads are strung on the gold frame of the ring, and tiny carnelian and diamond flowers bloom in the upper part. You can pair the ring with similar earrings made of emeralds and carnelians. The color series includes a wide bracelet and a four-row necklace made of polished gold beads with diamond and emerald studded beads, as well as a bracelet with chrysoprase and carnelian flowers.
So far, the collection has 13 jewelry, but none of them is unique and will be repeated, and the Cactus de Cartier line itself will be replenished with new succulents every year. And it looks like the legendary panther Cartier, which has already celebrated its centenary, has a jewelry rival from the plant world.>