Diamonds, Cartier Style

December 01, 2011 | by —madalyn rothman | Style & Beauty


The Sortilège de Cartier, set with one brown diamond, one amethyst, and brilliant-cut diamonds

Carving gemstones is a painstaking task, a form of artistry that requires passion and patience, as well as a steady hand and a cautious eye. Years of apprenticeship and dedication are required for even the most adept practitioners to perfect the skills needed to achieve the level of expertise top jewelers demand.

Representing the work of Cartier’s most talented craftsmen is A Gem Within a Gem, a premiere collection composed of rings carved from precious stones set inside a cut semi-precious stone. It insists upon the intricacy and beauty of the cut, the color, and the setting; inspired by the natural fragrance of flowers and fruits, designer Jacqueline Karachi ensured that the stones of each ring unite perfectly while retaining a distinct identity. Celebrate the rich elegance of our nation’s capital with one of these elaborate creations. Sortilège de Cartier ring, Cartier (price on request). The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-654-5858

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