The Book of Wonder

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Flowers may be lovely, but cacti are cool, which is why the Cactus collection is one of my favourite Cartier collections.

Maria Doulton, editor-in-chief of thejewelleryeditor.com

“Flowers may be lovely, but cacti are cool, which is why the Cactus collection is one of my favourite Cartier collections. Long used to dealing with the sharpest of customers, from Wallis, the Duchess of Windsor to cigar-smoking Mexican diva María Félix, Cactus reminds us that Cartier isn’t afraid of designs with a bite. These succulent jewels channel the irreverent attitude of the snarling Cartier panther brooch created for Wallis or señorita Félix’s snappy crocodile necklace. The prickly appeal of these masterfully executed jewels is softened by the use of glossy colour gems and pleasingly plump volumes.”

Maria Doulton is editor in chief of thejewelleryeditor.com