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The panther first leapt into Cartier historical past in 1914 — courtesy of a watch adorned with onyx and diamond “spots,” designed by Louis Cartier himself. More than a century later, it stays an emblem of the storied jeweler, prowling by its most iconic items (from bracelets and brooches to cigarette circumstances and purses), usually cloaked with uncommon stones.
Panthère de Cartier necklace in 18-k yellow gold with diamonds, tsavorite garnets, lacquer and onyx, $32,800 at Cartier, 2100 Northern Blvd., Manhasset, NY; 516-627-3200Photo by Jonathon Kambouris; Prop Stylist: Elizabeth Press.
The emblem served as a badge of audacity for Cartier’s trailblazing designer Jeanne Toussaint, who created dimensional feline items that dazzled on her purchasers, an emblem of their very own energy and ferocity. Devotees have included everybody from Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson within the Forties to Timothée Chalamet, who dangled a glimmering Panthère de Cartier diamond-and-emerald pendant from his naked chest at this 12 months’s Oscars.
The assortment’s newest providing — a shocking golden necklace studded with diamonds and inexperienced tsavorite garnets for eyes — proves that the legend of Cartier’s iconic panther roars on.