THE APORIA NECKLACE
For this set, Cartier interprets a naturalistic motif: the butterfly. The insect's wing – as if observed from up close – is fragmented and multiplied into a completely abstract composition. The design is a play on the different possibilities offered by this single motif. In a colour scheme that has been dear to the Maison for more than a century, touches of onyx and rubellite underscore the balance of the whole and add depth. They give rhythm to the design's musicality and reveal all its graphic strength.