Action adventure Ocean’s 8 asked Cartier to be the film’s exclusive jewellery partner. For the Maison, the decision to take on this project rises from its legacy of empowering women with its bold and fearless spirit.
Proceeding with this collaboration, Cartier says it was a thrilling venture but they are up for the challenge as the luxury jeweler were asked to create a very special order for the film’s ultimate heist scene at the Met Gala.
The one-of-a-kind crown jewel lands a significant part in film worn by actress Anne Hathaway. The motion picture’s necklace was based on an original 1931 design by Jacques Cartier made for the Maharaja of Nawanagar. The replica was specially made as a tribute to Jeanne Toussaint- the house’s creative director in the Thirties and the main decisive hand in establishing the brand’s stylistic DNA.
“Cartier is thrilled to continue its long-standing cinematic legacy. With this film, the New York Cartier Fifth Avenue mansion confirms its identity as a landmark of the city, and the Jeanne Toussaint necklace highlights Cartier’s craftsmanship in jewelry making on the silver screen,” said Arnaud Carrez, Cartier’s international marketing and communications director.
For this specific parure, Cartier dedicated the best of their resources found at its high jewellery workshops located at rue de la Paixin in Paris. It was mandatory for the expert jewelers to complete a dreamlike necklace in maximum eight weeks of time; and finally flew it straight from Paris to New York.
Coming this summer, “Ocean’s 8” will show in theaters on June 7.