The subtle art of Cartier jewelry is transposed into masculine ornaments by the clean lines, precious materials and craftsmanship of Cartier cufflinks, available at Cartier boutiques.

Cufflinks as jewelry
Chonx Tibajia (The Philippine Star) - November 30, 2017 - 4:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — It begins with three brothers — Louis, Pierre and Jacques. Adventurers in jewelry and watchmaking, they traveled the world in search of new horizons, enticed by the lure of new experiences, techniques and materials. Their concept of gentlemanly elegance was a modern one, encapsulating an art de vivre whose refined details and precious signatures have inspired the most high-profile dandies on the planet, from Boni de Castellane and Jean Cocteau to Andy Warhol and Yves Saint?Laurent.

Cufflinks appear in Cartier records as far back as 1859 and these accessories, indispensable to the gentleman’s wardrobe, are re-imagined in thousands of workshop drawings throughout the Cartier archives. Over the years the themes change with the fashions, from Russian-inspired guilloché enamel to striking color combinations in emeralds and sapphires at the height of the Art Deco period. Creative exchanges saw Cartier set cufflinks with precious stones, or recast them as watches, winding crowns or compasses to be worn on the wrist.

Reflecting the Cartier style, they adopted iconic creations of the Maison such as the menagerie and the exposed screws of the Santos watch.

The subtle art of Cartier jewelry is transposed into masculine ornaments by the clean lines, precious materials and craftsmanship of Cartier cufflinks. Glittering examples of the skilled goldsmiths, silversmiths, setters, carvers and cutters of gems of the Maison, these bejeweled pieces dazzle with elegance in the sparkle of stones and precious detaiIs.

In the Philippines, Cartier is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc. and is located at Greenbelt 4, Rustan’s Shangri-La, and Newport Resorts World.  Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.

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