A SAVOIR-FAIRE THAT INSPIRES EXCEPTIONAL CREATIONS
HIGH JEWELLERY WORKSHOPS
Cartier is one of the only Maisons in the world to bring every profession together under one roof within their High Jewellery workshops: stone experts, designers from the Creation Studio, sculptors, jewellers, 3D designers, polishers, gem-setters, lapidaries, glypticians, casters, stringers, lacquerers, watchmakers, ring makers. Our artisans are the guarantors of authentic work and savoir-faire, some of which spans back several millennia and has been passed down from generation to generation. Today, they combine their talent and expertise with the most cutting-edge technology to create timeless pieces. This is an enduring standard that has always been present in the creation of Cartier jewellery, reflecting the Maison’s identity.
SCULPTURE & REALISM
AN INGENUITY THAT ENABLES MOVEMENT AND PLAY
THE SEARCH FOR SUPPLENESS AND COMFORT
Comfort is at the centre of everything we do. Designer and artisans ensure that their creations hug the body. They pay special attention to how the piece feels and the precision of the settings. The two challenges they face are to provide suppleness and movement whilst perfecting the visual aspect of the piece. It requires constant vigilance guided by ongoing analysis of the precise connections.
FRONT AND BACK
Creations that are beautiful on both sides. Designers and jewellers consider all the faces of an object as part of an inseparable whole, and this vision is a signature of the Maison. The jewellers take special care to hide the technical parts of the piece and work on the back of a creation in accordance with the overall design.
AN APPRECIATION FOR VERSATILITY
Versatility is central to the Cartier tradition. Due to the ingenuity of their design, the transformable creations are a way of letting freedom come into play in the way they are worn. The central stone of a necklace becomes a brooch or a ring, a set can be divided into different pieces that can be worn by several people at one time. The artisans have only one goal: to go beyond the constraints and produce a creation that is a joy to wear every day. From the most simple to the most spectacular, the systems and techniques are discreet and respect the aesthetics of the piece.
THE ART OF GLYPTICS
Glyptics is the art of engraving and sculpting hard stones. This rare artisanal technique has been carried on since 2010 by one of the last masters of glyptic art, Philippe Nicolas. Cartier is thus the only great jeweller who possesses this savoir-faire in-house and passes it on to its apprentices. This sought-after expertise earned the Maison the right to participate in 2018 and 2022 at the Homo Faber event in Venice, an international exhibition committed to promoting arts and crafts, their preservation, and their transmission.