Bringing the material to life

Bringing the material to life

Bringing the Material to Life

Bringing the inanimate to life from the heart of the material. With articulated and fluid structures to fit closely to the skin, by the nature in which the panther appears. The fruit of a constant dialogue between designers, jewellers, sculptors, gem-setters and polishers, Cartier’s savoir-faire is the link between design and life.





To harmonise volume, shape and material: that’s the challenge of the Hemis necklace, which dedicates the art of the gem-cutter to baroque-shaped opals and a large kunzite.





Achieving the balance between volume and lightness, suppleness and style. Guided by the gemstones, jewellers, gem-setters and stone cutters have created a fluid and living material on the skin, a breathtakingly complex design in motion.





Since 1914 with the panther’s first appearance, the Maison’s artisan jewellers have explored the art of bringing the panther to life. Muscles, heads and paws: the detail unfolds through the sculpture, as its power is liberated. They witness the living movement and together translate it into three dimensions.




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