Beginning with the founding of the Maison de Cartier in Paris, the brand seemed destined to become the “jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers.” Louis Francois Cartier established the company in 1847. His son Alfred and grandsons Louis, Pierre and Jacques further established the company to become revered worldwide as catering to the jewelry desires of the rich and famous.
The luxury line of watches, jewelry and leather goods are presented in various named collections. Perhaps the most exotic collection is the legendary Cartier Panthere Collection. The emblematic panther design was introduced by grandson Louis in 1914 on the bezel of a lady’s watch with diamonds and onyx. His associate, Jeanne Toussaint, continued the use of the regal panther icon to create this timeless collection of jewelry.
The sleekness and boldness of the panther is featured in each magnificently designed piece in the collection. The emerald-eyed diamond encrusted panther with onyx muzzle appears reserved, yet at the same time bold and ready to leap. The iconic panther elegantly adorns rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and brooches.
Cartier Panther Ring
The panther coils serpent-style around the finger in 18 karat white gold. This iconic Cartier Panthere has eyes of tsavorite and an onyx nose that creates a very sensual piece of jewelry.
Cartier Panther Necklace
The Panthere decor pendant appears to be whimsical yet elegant. In 18K gold, it is set with diamonds, black lacquer spots and one twinkling emerald eye. There are five danglers set with onyx and diamonds. The pendant is presented on a double chain with a hook clasp.
Cartier Panthere Bracelet
The Panthere bracelet snakes around the wrist in glossy platinum. Set in diamonds, the eyes are emeralds and the nose is of onyx.
Cartier Panthere Earrings
The Panthere chandelier earrings are fashioned of 18K white gold. They feature loads of diamonds, and of course the emerald eyes and onyx nose.
Cartier Panthere Brooch
The fabulous diamond-paved Panthere brooch sits on the lapel in 18K white gold. The iconic emerald eyes and onyx nose are featured.
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