Coloratura collection by Cartier: 240 incredible pieces of high jewelery ♦ ︎
What is more infinite than a nuance? Unable to count the individual points that make up a hue. On the other hand, it is possible to paint with colors a maxi collection of fine jewelry, as Cartier did: 240 pieces, each a world in itself. The collection is called Coloratura, an Italian word that refers to the virtuosity of lyrical singers. In Italian, in fact, it is a term that is used for a particular kind of singing, those variations, virtuosities, often improvised by the singer with vocalizations, trills and vocal preciousness. In short, something exceptional and pleasant. If you carry this concept into the world of high jewelery, the coloratura of the Coloratura collection turns into a kind of hyper virtuosity of contrasts between Asia and the West, references to Japan, the complexity of India and even the European imaginary of Africa. In this way it is also a universal collection, which meets the taste of different people, with different cultures and sensibilities. And where the coloring is, of course, that of the stones.
For example, there is a choker called Yoshino, reminiscent of sapphires and diamonds with cherry blossoms in Japan. Or a bracelet, Holika, inspired by the famous Holi Indian feast, where everyone is colored, with a 65 carat rubellite in the center, but also tourmaline and crisoberillo pearls, mounted on voluminous circle earrings. Or, again, the Chromaphonia necklace, which is composed of 22 Baroque emeralds from Afghanistan (very rare), and which is inspired by the typical costumes of Hungary. Inspired by Africa is the Kanaga suite, with triangular cut and baguette diamonds, which can be found at the end of a necklace with strands of small spinel pearls. Really a collection for specialists in coloratura, the divas. Margherita Donato