Best of the Best 2011: Jewelry Collections: Cartier

  • Cartier 52.24-carat emerald-cut Ceylon sapphire ring with diamonds

    t last year’s Biennale des Anti­quaires in Paris, Cartier (800.?227.8437, www.cartier.com) presented 60 high-style designs featuring flamboyant feather and colorful bird motifs and romantic details such as delicate, draping beads. The stunning gems included a necklace with a 35-?carat opal center and a ring with a carved 60-carat sea blue sapphire. The jeweler’s endless originality and showstopping jewels make it a perennial winner.

    The jewelry house Miseno is named for an ancient city said to magically bring joy to its residents…
    Davies takes an ancient Greek jewelry technique and makes it fresh and modern…
    Rough-cut diamonds give a fresh twist to the latest creations from De Beers…
    The designer crafted a collection of fine jewelry that is both timeless and cutting-edge…
    First popular during the 1920s, big, bold cocktail rings are making a comeback…
    Jewelers Alex Soldier, Coomi, Pasquale Bruni, and others are getting back in touch with nature…
    These designs dazzle with simple shapes presented in extravagant ways…
    Photo by Michael Oldford
    Assael’s diamond-and-rare-pearl jewelry depicts and aids endangered animals…
    The historically inspired necklace is part of Boucheron’s new Bleu de Jodhpur collection…
    The London jeweler employs rare fossilized wood to create her pieces…