Cartier’s new High Jewellery collection celebrates the splendours of the world and the romance of international travel.
Conceptualised by Spanish artist and designer Jamie Hayon, Cartier’s new High Jewellery exhibition Beautés du Monde is set in a lush oasis of graceful arches and wells of light. First launched in Madrid in June, it then made its way to Capella in Singapore, the first of its destinations in its round-the-world tour, with over 200 gemstone creations on display.
In July, guests were also treated to an unforgettable celebration at Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay. For the evening, the 2,000-seating theatre was transformed into a splendid backdrop for a gala dinner. Firing the imagination with visuals of exotic destinations and international travel, it set the scene for a sumptuous high jewellery collection that deftly captures the “beauties of the world”.
The collection illustrates Cartier’s ability to admire beauty wherever it may be found, and to then embellish it with a vision that translates into design – the tension of lines, the geometry or abstraction: a coral reef snakes along a flamboyant necklace; the skin of an iguana turns into a geometric matrix; a Chinese puzzle reveals a kaleidoscopic ring.
Images courtesy of Cartier, artwork by Curatedition. All rights reserved.
Cartier Beautés du Monde: Architecture of Light