Cartier Expands Its Panthère de Cartier Collection

Lindsay Judge   |   05-09-2022

Cartier has expanded its Panthère de Cartier collection with a new selection of sculptural creations.


These new flexible necklaces and bracelets feature hidden hinges which are made from an invisible system developed by Cartier, that allows the pieces to sit even closer to the skin, further representing the iconic animal.



The collection features necklaces, rings and a bangle made of yellow gold marked with octagonal black lacquer spots, or white gold paved with diamonds and set with onyx spots. Its long, curved design stems from two heads of sculptural panthers with emerald or tsavorite garnet eyes.



These pieces feature a fine level of craftsmanship. Two different components are crossed with two gold blades which are linked to two springs positioned in the heads of the panthers. A real challenge in terms of craftsmanship that requires the Maison’s jewellers to respect the distribution of the Panthère’s spots.



For the versions set with diamonds, the setter’s job consists of encircling each stone with small metal grains to secure it. Next, using the Cartier “fur” setting, they skilfully cut around the onyx to give the impression of the animal’s silky coat.



The Panthère has been a creative signature for Cartier since the first sighting of her distinctive markings on a watch in 1914. This icon continues to be a defining element of the house and offers a modern yet timeless image.