THE NOUCHALI NECKLACE
It is the miracle of an aquatic flower, whose beauty Cartier captures. The eye is immediately captivated by the centre stone, a 10.61-carat rubellite around which diamond petals are crystallised and outlined with lacquer, amplifying the impression of volume. All are geometrically shaped like a quadrilateral.
Crafted in three dimensions, this stylised flower is composed of stone-set, lacquered and articulated elements. Mounted "en tremblant", these delicate components vibrate at the slightest movement. This technique, which is part of Cartier's repertoire of expertise, has been used on some of the Maison's creations since the 1950s. On the reverse side, this inverted structure reveals an architectural motif like a stained glass rose window. The extremely fine metal increases the interplay of light tenfold.