Monday, May 26th 2014
Synonymous with iconic couplings and legendary love stories, Cartier is a jewellery house steeped in inimitable history, a french maison where love has reigned supreme for over 160 years. Endlessly romanced by a perfect union, we are thrilled to include Cartier on The LANE directory, as one of the worlds finest jewellers.
Delving into the heritage of Cartier, it is easy to be seduced by the fascinating tales and mythical unions, the fabled history and a sense that the jewellery, so infamously interwoven in these stories, has formed part of history itself. Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson - a love story so complicated & incredible it could read as fiction. These legacies leave a trail of gemstones of incomparable brilliance in their wake...
Yet there is a rich history of symbolism and inspiration interwoven in so many of the houses collections, drawn not from royalty or hollywood, but from real life, mere mortals, iconic movements and passionate romance - each just as bewitching.
One of our favourites - the LOVE collection - a child of 1970's New York, began with an elegant flat bangle. Studded with screws, it opened and fastened with a screw driver and locked to your wrist, signifying an inseparable union. For bohemian and eclectic brides, the LOVE ring - studded with solitaire diamonds, referencing seventies glamour and the decade of love - seems a beautifully fitting choice.
We also adore the old world elegance of the Ballerine collection, inspired by the world of dance and movement. Feminine, delicate and paved with diamonds, it sits alongside an undulating wedding band, curving in graceful continuous motion.