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Do you probably already heard that one of the most iconic lines of the major jewellery brand in the world is completely inspired in the nature forces. Is the “Cartier Naturellement”, but you know the history behind the amazing pieces of this line?
“Naturellement” is an unique high jewellery creation that was launched to mark the brand’s join with Art Dubai. Since 2011, Cartier had become the main sponsor of the event, the most expressive movement of contemporary art in the Middle East.
Cartier has always been passionate about nature, and motifs derived from nature became a hallmark of the jeweller from the turn of the twentieth century. A dream of nature, the nature of a dream: Cartier captivates with its sumptuously beautiful, thrilling and wild pieces of jewellery.
Imagined by the artist Christophe Ponceau, “Naturellement” is inhabited by dazzling animals and flowers, where the rarest of substances are used to evoke fur, flowers, feathers and twinkling eyes. It is a magical menagerie and a conservatory of light, soothed by the regal song of a bird in rubies or sapphires, or by the exhilarating scent of an orchid whose heart lulls in the depths of white diamonds.
The first presentation of the line was an exhibition at the Dubai Art Fair 2011, so-called Aquarium, a mobile of precious stones by the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, staged in enchanted settings.
Internationally renowned for her paintings and collages, Beatriz Milhazes was commissioned by the Fondation Cartier to create an artwork inspired by Cartier’s collection of precious stones. She has imagined a singular work, a mobile made of pearls, precious and semi-precious stones.
Crafted by the Ateliers Cartier, Aquarium is both a unique installation and a work of jewellery of unexpected dimensions. Composed of 15 rods, with the longest measuring nearly two meters, Aquarium reinvents a new vocabulary, one made of XXL pearls, spheres, and precious discs. It is a veritable celestial and aquatic treasure, both imposing and light, intricate and overwhelming, inviting the spectator to contemplate an ideal purity.