To say that everyday jewellery can make a statement can be a little contradictory. But the Clash de Cartier collection, unveiled in Paris earlier today, shakes the system about what approachable fine jewellery needs to be with its bold studs and spikes that have all the trappings of punk jewellery. The new fine jewellery range — which rolls out in Singapore from April 11 at all Cartier boutiques — is made for the youthful millennial girl and fashion-forward customer.
Marketed somewhere in between two other flagship lines by Cartier — the Love and the Juste un Clou — prices start from $2,920 for a ring and $9,100 for a bracelet. Looks wise, the spiky architectural elements nod to the maison’s own historical pieces. The square studs reference the ones used on jewellery and table clocks back in the ’30s, while the spikes and studs are inspired by motifs that appeared in vintage jewellery.
The Clash de Cartier Pieces To Own
Small hoop earrings
Medium hoop earrings
Yellow gold ring with coral
Ring with diamonds
Bracelet with diamonds
Yellow gold bracelet with coral
Necklace with diamonds
Hoop earrings with diamonds
Yellow gold earring with coral
Besides its slight heft (you cannot not be noticed when wearing them), the 14 pieces in the debut collection of bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings also check the modern box with its slightly muted 18K pink gold finish. Adding to its modern (and striking) appearance is the articulated hinged mechanism which lets you move and fiddle with the studs and spikes. And if you really are the kind who likes to start conversations with your jewellery, then there are yellow gold rings and earrings studded with coral spikes.