The Obi Necklace
Drawing inspiration from Japanese fabrics decorated with the rising sun motif, the Obi necklace pays tribute to the culture of Japan, an inspiring land cherished by the Maison for more than a century. Eight cabochon-cut emeralds, including a 12.53-carat specimen from Zambia, provide the starting point in the creation process. The roundness of the cabochons contrasts with the motif’s geometry, which is punctuated by small calibre-cut rubies. Thanks to the delicate custom-cut onyx inserts, the angles are emphasised and its volumes are accentuated, giving the entire necklace depth.
Green, red, and black: a signature chromatic harmony for Cartier, which since the beginning of the 20th century has dared to create unprecedented—and immediately adopted—combinations. The pendant motif detaches and can be worn as a brooch.