Cartier’s iconic panther jewellery seduces a new generation

On the prowl The panther to start with leapt into Cartier background in 1914 —…

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.

Panthère de Cartier necklace in 18-k yellow gold with diamonds, tsavorite garnets, lacquer and onyx, $32,800 at Cartier, 2100 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY 516-627-3200
Image by Jonathon Kambouris Prop Stylist: Elizabeth Press.

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.

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