Cartier surpasses reality to arrive in a supernatural realm called [Sur]Naturel in its latest High Jewelry Collection. The [Sur]Naturel collection takes a creative path that joins figuration with abstraction, influenced by nature's elements like water, flora, and fauna.
Cartier jewelers stylize these influences' characteristics, like an animal's colored spots and a plant's roundness, to create this mystical collection. They reflect inspiration from things like the movement of water and the scales of reptiles. Using stones like diamonds and emeralds, opal and kunzite, these pieces represent a supernatural beauty, evoking a sense of wilderness and fantasy.
The High Jewelry collection features 5 exquisite necklaces and a charming wristwatch. The Gharial is a platinum necklace that features octagonal emeralds and brilliant-cut diamonds. An abstract snake is presented in the Opheis necklace that includes a combination of diamonds, onyx, and emeralds to mirror a snake's scale and twist. The Sinopé necklace contains brilliant-cut diamonds and a set of 5 sapphires, evoking the movement of a flowing river.
The Hemis necklace's opals, kunzite, pink diamonds and white diamonds create a spotted effect that mimics an animal's fur. Inspired by a surreal plant, the Tillandsia has two luminous beryls posed at the center of the necklace. Lastly, Cartier's famous icon, the panther, is envisioned in the Panthère Tropicale wristwatch, composed of aquamarine, tourmalines, onyx, diamonds, yellow gold and more. These sublime stones allow for Cartier's [Sur]Naturel collection to free itself from reality's constraint as it embraces nature's beauty within a supernatural realm.