Biennale des Antiquaires 2014 Blog Cartier Inspiration

Cartier Royal collection: Reine Makéda Necklace

[Platinum, one oval-shaped ruby (15,29 carats) from Mozambique, one D IF round-shaped rose-cut diamond (3,51 carats), one E VS2 pear-shaped rose-cut diamond (5,10 carats), cabochon-cut and faceted ruby beads, pear-shaped rose-cut diamonds, calibrated diamonds, brilliant-cut diamonds. The ruby chocker and the diamond necklace can be worn separately.]

Every Cartier creation begins with a stone. In this case, an elongated oval ruby from Mozambique weighing 15.29 carats. It is a jewel that seems to have a beating heart, resplendent in every aspect of its substance, its rich colour and its powerful, glittering fire.


Composed of an extremely pure crystal and deep red in tone with gentle hints of orange and blue, this African ruby inspired Cartier to design a spectacular necklace that embraces both the intimate and the ceremonial.

The notion behind this necklace is that of a “second skin”, its sense of poise taken from the world of couture. In the great Cartier tradition of transformable jewellery, the ruby choker can be detached so that the necklace can be worn in a number of ways.

A total of 3,320 hours went into creating this piece – a perfect design complemented by the excellence of the jeweller and the unique and particular skills employed.

Ultimately, a human, emotional sensibility resides in its sensuality.


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