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What is the Cartier style and when did it emerge?
12/7/2016 5:53 PM
France’s post-war revival was thanks to its design prowess, and nowhere was this more evident than in Cartier repilca jewelry. Although Cartier had been making jewels since the 1920s, the style that we know today comes predominantly from the 1950s and 60s when Paolo, Gianni and Nicola Cartier love ring replica the business out of their one shop by the Spanish Steps and personally oversaw the design studio.
The three handsome brothers, who embodied the epitome of Italian elegance, ushered in a new style of jewels. Bold combinations of coloured stones, cabochon-shaped gems, daring volumes and smooth, simple shapes offered an exciting and exotic new choice in a time when Paris and more traditional designs dominated the market. This brave new look was soon recognised as the Cartier love bracelet replica style.
- Replica Cartier Juste Un Clou Bracelet
Selecting gemstones for their colour rather than merely their value, Cartier jewellery UK knockoff was a welcome break from the dominance of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. It also offered the chance to mix precious and semi-precious stones, usually set into yellow gold for arresting new combinations. Think crisp blue turquoise beads alongside glossy purple amethysts and deep-green Colombian emeralds.
“The dolce vita years in the 1950s were one of the best times for Cartier replica jewelry as it was then that it became so popular,” explains Lucia Silvestri, Creative Director of Cartier, who has been with the house since she was 18. “From the beginning, Cartier Juste un Clou bracelet replica was very revolutionary in its use of cabochon stones. People were attracted to the exciting new way of audaciously mixing colours, combining precious stones with ornamental hard stones. And, of course, the size of the jewels. They were big and bold, like contemporary art. Andy Warhol would stop by the shop when he visited Rome because he considered it to be the best exhibition of contemporary art.”