Combining textures, colors and materials in new and unusual ways, Cartier has created a group of high jewels that defy the senses. The collection called, Sixième Sens (sixth sense), uses geometric ornamentations, contrasting textures and other visual patterns to create seven necklaces and rings that exhibit optical illusions and graphic design themes.
Among the seven pieces in this collection, this optical illusion and geometric device is best defined with the Meride necklace. Onyx, diamonds and rock crystal in a checkerboard pattern presents itself as an endless 3D graphic.
The Pixelage Necklace is described by Cartier as a “stylized play on the feline’s coat,” evoking the famous Cartier Panther, used in its jewels and watches for more than 100 years. Like the name suggests, it also could be conceived as a pixilated image of the iconic cat motif. Polished onyxes evoke the marbling of the fur, while white, yellow and orange diamonds represent the thickness of the pelt, with its golden reflections highlighted by three gold topazes totaling 27.34 carats.