If you’re shopping for the mid-year desert vacation, Cartier’s brand new high jewellery collection Coloratura can single-handedly sort your resort wear needs. It’s no surprise that Cartier values craftsmanship and precision above all. But with this collection, the celebrated jewellery house is re-defining luxe modern high jewellery by including a number of vivacious hues, dynamic ensemble pairings, and some haute-inspired silhouettes. Interestingly, the gemstones used in the Coloratura collection have been inspired by the glorious shades of Asia, and Indian techniques and influences also play a part in this stunning new jewellery line-up.
When we talk of luxury jewels, we often overlook the need for a classic design, or a relaxed silhouette. This stunning Coloratura waterfall necklace is made of white gold, spinel and diamond. And though this piece is designed like any other ornate neck piece, it has an exuberant, uptight detail right at the centre, the diamond and pink sapphire accent which holds the number together.
The opulence of hues
You’ll notice most of the pieces from the Coloratura collection play up a decadent and energetic vibe by using some of the unlikeliest colours together. We’re talking gold, opal, pink sapphires, rubies, emeralds. We usually stick to one or two gemstones in a single piece, but Cartier enhances the opulence of each luxury jewel by accentuating the fresh colour schemes which is so important for resort wear.
The Indian effect
This ring was inspired by the festival of Holi, and features a 15.05-carat cushion-cut rubellite, a blue tourmaline, chrysoberyl and pure diamonds. Notice the intricate detailing of combination hues which accents the huge rubelite, and how rare the combination of shades are, especially in haute jewellery.
Taste of the regal
This statement ring is perhaps one of our favourite pieces. Coloratura also celebrates diversity and the coming together of global cultures. The Yoshino ring, as it’s called, features morganite, opal, pink sapphire and diamonds on a white gold base. It’s feminine, it’s powerful and makes for an ideal almost-regal statement which can totally bring a mood of royalty to your ensemble.