On the prowl
The panther to start with leapt into Cartier background in 1914 — courtesy of a watch adorned with onyx and diamond “spots,” designed by Louis Cartier himself. More than a century afterwards, it continues to be a symbol of the storied jeweler, prowling through its most legendary pieces (from bracelets and brooches to cigarette situations and purses), generally cloaked with rare stones.
The emblem served as a badge of audacity for Cartier’s trailblazing designer Jeanne Toussaint, who created dimensional feline parts that dazzled on her shoppers, a image of their own electric power and ferocity. Devotees have bundled all people from Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson in the 1940s to Timothée Chalamet, who dangled a glimmering Panthère de Cartier diamond-and-emerald pendant from his bare upper body at this year’s Oscars.
The collection’s most current giving — a breathtaking golden necklace studded with diamonds and environmentally friendly tsavorite garnets for eyes — proves that the legend of Cartier’s iconic panther roars on.