Women wear the panther, for its independent spirit. Because it gives them the means to assert their freedom.
In the Cartier menagerie, the panther falls between abstraction and embodiment. Whilst its fur is enough to evoke the animal as a whole, Cartier continues to observe and reproduce the animal through a multitude of increasingly accurate poses.
Since its first abstract appearance in 1914, the motif has become a signature. Onyx or lacquer, diamond paving: Cartier plays on individual elements.
In 2005, Cartier designed a panther ring with a powerful design – a construction of graphic lines for a feline worn on the finger in self-affirmation.