Cartier Dropped A New Studded Jewellery Line Today

Cartier Launch Clash de Cartier New Studded Jewellery Line

It’s an exciting day in the jewellery department today.

The French luxury house of Cartier is officially dropping a spanking new jewellery line called ‘Clash de Cartier’. An official (and very star studded) dinner hosted by Cartier’s president and CEO, Cyrille Vigneron, took place this evening in Paris’ former royal palace, La Conciergerie, located on the Ile de la Cite (where the Notre Dame is).

On the left, Cartier bell boys usher the entrance to the cosy yet sprawling dinner venue (right). Image courtesy of Cartier
On the left, Cartier bell boys usher the entrance to the cosy yet sprawling dinner venue (right). Image courtesy of Cartier
Amongst the attendees were the American actress-turned-screenwriter Sofia Coppola, the 37-year-old American actor Rami Malek, and the English-American actress Lucy Boynton. Image courtesy of Cartier
Amongst the attendees were the American actress-turned-screenwriter Sofia Coppola, the 37-year-old American actor Rami Malek, and the English-American actress Lucy Boynton. Image courtesy of Cartier
The fashion designer Haider Ackermann poses for a shot with Tilda Swinton. Image courtesy of Cartier
The fashion designer Haider Ackermann poses for a shot with Tilda Swinton. Image courtesy of Cartier

The collection is fronted by the 27-year-old English actress, Kaya Scodelario — famous from her roles in the teenage drama Skins, the movie Maze Runner, and Pirates of the Carribean.

The English actress, Kaya Scodelario, poses for a shot with Cartier's president and CEO, Cyrille Vigneron. Image courtesy of Cartier
The English actress, Kaya Scodelario, poses for a shot with Cartier’s president and CEO, Cyrille Vigneron. Image courtesy of Cartier

On her appointment, the brand said in an official statement, “Kaya cultivates two facets of the same energy in a stylish balancing act, a creative duel between serious and quirky. Like the Clash de Cartier collection, the actress combines the aristocratic codes with a touch of irreverence and elegance.”

Irreverent yet elegant? That definitely sums up the jewellery pieces.

This new collection revisits the French luxury house’s use of geometric studs and beads throughout the brand’s history. Jewellery pieces include rings, hoop earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. While the studs look harsh and rebellious up close, they surprisingly feel graceful when worn in person.

This collection comes in lieu of the heavily-beaded Cactus de Cartier collection which launched in 2016, and another series of studded Baignoire Allongée ladies watches which debuted earlier this January at the watch trade fair, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH).

Cartier's oval-faced Baignoire ladies watch first came about in the 1910s. This year, it was rehashed with pink gold studs, dark blue alligator straps and brilliant-cut diamonds (left) and grey alligator leather straps (right). Image courtesy of Cartier
Cartier’s oval-faced Baignoire ladies watch first came about in the 1910s. This year, it was rehashed with pink gold studs, dark blue alligator straps and brilliant-cut diamonds (left) and grey alligator leather straps (right). Image courtesy of Cartier

Although the Baignoire watches were solely decorated with square studs (or clous carrés), the Clash de Cartier jewellery pieces feature square, round studs and gold spheres.

The Clash de Cartier pieces have hit stores around the globe. Here, a comprehensive look at the collection and the prices:

The Rings

Left column (from top): a small pink gold ring (S$2,920) with a visibly thinner band decorated smaller and refined studs, contrasted with a medium pink gold ring (S$4,250) with a thicker band and chunkier studs. Right column (from top): a medium pink gold ring embellished with diamonds (S$11,700); a limited edition extra-large 18k yellow gold with spherical coral gemstones (S$15,550).
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Left column (top down): a small pink gold ring (S$2,920) with a visibly thinner band decorated smaller and refined studs, contrasted with a medium pink gold ring (S$4,250) with a thicker band and chunkier studs.

Right column (top down): a medium pink gold ring embellished with diamonds (S$11,700); a limited edition extra-large 18k yellow gold with spherical coral gemstones (S$15,550).

The Earrings

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Image source: Cartier

Left column (top down): a pair of small pink gold hoop earrings (S$5,350) measuring 1.6 cm in height; a pair of medium pink gold hoop earrings (S$10,300) measuring 3.8 cm in height.

Right column (top down): a limited edition single extra-large yellow gold earring (S$17,200) with coral gemstone spheres; a pair of small pink gold hoop earrings with 14 diamonds (S$18,900) measuring 1.6 cm in height.

The Bracelets

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Left column (top down): a small pink gold bracelet (S$9,100) with a thinner band measuring 0.6 cm in width, contrasted against a medium pink gold bracelet (S$12,100) with a thicker band measuring 0.8 cm in width.

Right column (top down): a limited edition extra-large yellow gold bracelet (S$72,500) with spherical coral gemstones; a medium pink gold bracelet with diamonds (S$32,500) launching later in September.

The Necklaces

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Image source: Cartier

Left column (top down): a small pink gold pendant (S$3,300) measuring 0.6 cm in width with chain; a medium pink gold pendant (S$4,850) with a thicker band measuring 0.8 cm and chain.

Right: a small pink gold pendant with 10 diamonds (S$8,600) with chain.

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