Charriol celebrates ‘crazy love’ with new line

The bangles are made of twisted steel cable, which is emblematic of the Charriol brand.
Updated 12 February 2019
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Charriol celebrates ‘crazy love’ with new line

Swiss watchmaker and jeweler Charriol has launched a new feminine collection — “Crazy in Love Again” — for 2019.

It features a line of jewels that pays tribute to the “passionate, daring and plural femininity,” which is at the heart of the jewelry creations of the brand since 1983. 

Dedicated to “The Art of living the difference,” the collection consists of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, combining white topaz, rhodium silver 925 and steel cables. 

It is for the “eternal and contemporary lovers” to express to their partner how much they are “Crazy in Love Again” on this Feb. 14. The theme of love is expressed through the ballet of the heart and the arrow, in a jewelry line that plays with symmetry and asymmetry.

“The bangles, made of twisted steel cable, emblematic of the brand Charriol, come here to offer their strands of masculinity to ultra-feminine jewelry that wrap around wrists and punctuate them with hearts and arrows set with white topaz,” Charriol said. 

The collection consists of two models of finger rings made in twisted steel and white topaz.

“In the Crazy in Love Again collection, the earrings unveil a new spirit of modernity with elegance and glamor. Models play asymmetry. Each loop is unique. A mesh pendant echoes a nail or embellishes a pair of heart and arrow that frame the face,” the brand said.

The necklaces of the line feature fluid silver chains with asymmetrical and elaborate meshes, extended with crimped pendants and lariats without a clasp or a fastener, whose chains decorated with charms pass through a ring to seal the necklace.


Cartier unveils Coloratura at historic Riyadh palace

Updated 13 February 2019
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Cartier unveils Coloratura at historic Riyadh palace

Guests of Cartier were treated to an unforgettable evening at the late King Faisal’s palace Qasr Al-Maather, situated in the heart of the Alfaisal University in Riyadh, as the maison unveiled its latest high jewelry collection Coloratura. 

The evening was held under the patronage of Princess Maha bint Mishari, vice president of external relations and advancement at Alfaisal University. In her opening remarks, she said: “The new friendship between maison Cartier and Alfaisal University is about the shared values and goals that we have in the areas of education and the empowerment of women.”

Princess Maha added: “Cartier’s global efforts as well as the great heart and commitment of the entire Cartier team were so very apparent in the spectacular exhibition created, as evidenced by the great care taken in preparation of the historic venue for the evening’s event.” 

Coloratura took the guests on a journey to the four corners of the globe, symbolic of Cartier’s long-standing relationship with India, Africa and the Orient. With dynamic stone pairings, unexpected color palettes and the illusion of infinite movement, Coloratura also featured exclusive pieces, created by Cartier especially for its Saudi clients.

Held in one of the Kingdom’s most iconic building, Coloratura was presented in conjunction with an exhibition of pieces from the Cartier Patrimony Collection, especially flown in for the occasion and illustrating the maison’s main creative influences throughout its history. A key piece of the exhibition was the Asma Allah Al-Husna bracelet, featuring a 19th century Islamic arts inspired creation.

“The legacy of the House of Cartier is ensured through the brilliance of its artisans, as is the legacy of Alfaisal ensured through that of its students. Shared values, mutual interests, and a commitment to education are what binds this collaboration for now, and for success in all its future endeavors to come,” said Princess Maha.

The guests witnessed and appreciated Cartier’s mastery of fine craftsmanship through pieces from the Tutti Frutti collection. A marriage of texture, color and form with sapphires, rubies and emeralds, Tutti Frutti possesses a unique style that dates back to the 1920s. 

“After Paris, Tokyo and Seoul, we are proud to offer our Saudi clients this stunning showcase of Cartier’s know-how in their home country,” said Alban du Mesnil du Buisson, managing director Cartier Saudi Arabia. 

“We are very pleased to have our event open to the public on one of the exhibition days, and truly honored to host it inside this unique and culturally significant structure that symbolizes the Kingdom’s commitment to nurturing and educating its community and youth — a philosophy that echoes Cartier’s values,” he added.