The Imperio Necklace

Cartier - The Imperio Necklace

The new Sixième Sens par Cartier collection showcases that extra touch of soul unique to High Jewellery, an expression of art that inspires like no other.

Graphic Motifs And Contrasting Colours

With the Imperio necklace, Cartier continues its reflection on movement: how do you give rhythm to a composition and create a sense of speed? To answer these questions, Cartier borrows from the codes of kinetic art. Lines of tension, brisk strokes, geometric shapes and mirrored construction.

Graphic patterns are further accentuated by colour contrasts such as the black of the onyx and the green of the emeralds.

A chromatic combination that has been part of the Maison’s stylistic repertoire since 1910 and which accentuates the effect of perspective. It all combines to confuse the gaze that converges on the central stone: an exceptional 23.55-carat Colombian emerald with no inclusions. This octagonal stone has a perfectly homogeneous green colour with bluish undertones that harmonise with the other emeralds.

Like every piece of Cartier High Jewellery, the choice of stones pays tribute to their beauty.

All must meet the highest standards of excellence and quality set by the Maison’s experts. A duty and a responsibility, both social and environmental that Cartier has pioneered, by being committed from the very beginning in terms of sourcing coloured stones.

Cartier is a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery council (RJC), an organisation created in 2005 that sets standards in the areas of social and environmental responsibility for the jewellery and watchmaking industry.

Gold, diamonds, platinum, silver and coloured stones are included in the scope of certification.

This commitment to continuous change in industry practice is ongoing, with
the co-founding of the Coloured Gemstones Working Group (CGWG) 10 years later. This initiative brings together the world’s leading luxury brands and mining companies to improve research, tools and training for the coloured gemstone supply chain.

As a responsible jeweller, Cartier, certified with the RJC, develops long-term relationships with its suppliers. They are encouraged and supported in their journey towards RJC certification in order to adhere to responsible best practices and therefore build confidence in the jewellery supply chain.