Coloratura: High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier

An exquisite volume documenting Cartier's most recent collection, which celebrates color in the realm of high jewelry.

Consecrating Cartier's new collection of High Jewelry and precious objects, Coloratura: High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier--with one hundred original and innovative pieces--is a celebration of an integral aspect of the iconic brand: color. Brimming both with striking contrasts and more delicate tones, the jeweler's palette positions itself in the midst of an intimate conversation between the art world and reality in all of its cultural diversity, allowing for the jeweler to expand his or her creative horizons unhindered. Through the exploration of continents and seasons, the juxtaposition of tradition with modernity, and the play on connotations associated both with stones and other more noble materials, Cartier continues to follow in the footsteps paved by its founding brothers, and to create breath-taking and unique pieces.

All the world revels in color; and since High Jewelry and the notion of celebration are inextricably linked, Cartier's collection, with its astonishing rainbow-like palette, as immortalized in this volume, provides us with a new ode to joy, an ode to life in all its glory.

About The Author

François Chaille has published numerous works with Flammarion, including The Book of Ties, Cartier Creative Writing, Girard Perregaux, Audemars Piguet: Master Watchmaker Since 1875, and The Beauty of Time.

  • Publish Date: February 05, 2019
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Jewelry
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 10-1/4 x 11-3/4
  • Pages: 240
  • US Price: $125.00
  • CDN Price: $170.00
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020385-4


“…takes its readers on a wild ride of inspirations.” –Aspen Magazine
“Featuring sketches and period photographs, this lavishly illustrated book traces many of the artistic and historic sources that have shaped Cartier’s distinctive style…this tome sets out how this collection borrows from essential Cartier elements, but revives and renews them.” –Blouin Artinfo

“A visual feast of bold design, High Jewelry and Precious Objects by Cartier is a tribute to the storied house’s unique creations and is an essential reference for collectors. A Must-have book for all Cartier jewelry design enthusiasts!” –VidCat Blog

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