Cartier: Beautés du Monde: High Jewelry and Precious Objects
Author François Chaille and Alberto Cavalli
Discover the exceptional new creations, destined for eminent clients and collectors, from one of the world’s most prestigious jewelers.
True to the Cartier brothers’ passion for the earth and its natural beauties, the newest collection of high jewelry brings the wonders of nature and cultural splendors from all four corners of the globe into dialogue. Sublimated by the interplay of stones and drawings, the inspirations give rise to highly stylized, even abstract compositions of a new genre. A coral reef entwines the length of a flamboyant necklace, an iguana skin transforms into a geometric matrix, and a Chinese puzzle box reveals a kaleidoscopic ring. Natural treasures and the fruits of human creativity meet in the purity of original compositions, revealing the unique dimensions of a multifaceted world that showcases all the richness of the nature and the Cartier universe. This book includes two paper stocks and booklet inserts.
About The Author
François Chaille is passionate about art history, fashion, jewelry, and watchmaking. He has collaborated with Flammarion to publish over fifteen books on these subjects. Alberto Cavalli is executive codirector of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship and the director general of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte. A professor at Milan’s Politecnico, he writes regularly about the arts for several international reviews.