Cartier Panther

 

Cartier pantherCartier’s famous panther first came onto the scene in 1914, in a drawing commissioned by Louis Cartier to decorate an invitation. But it was not until the 1930s that Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier’s director of high jewelry, began using the animal in exceptional jewelry designs, including a brooch for the Duchess of Windsor. The cat became a signature of the house, and over the decades it has been rendered in sleek black onyx and gold, studded with diamonds, and more. Now the panther once again is making a comeback, in a series of new, softer interpretations like this diamond-and-sapphire version on a sapphire-bead necklace (price upon request).  (800.227.8437, www.cartier.com)

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