Grand Illusions

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Cartier had resorted to a bit of sorcery in crafting these three rings, part of its latest fine jewelry collection, Sortilège de Cartier. Instead, it charged its craftsmen with...


Surrounded by pavé diamonds set in platinum, an 8.29-carat cushion-cut yellow sapphire with citrine (below left) showcases the nuances of two similarly hued gems, as do the dramatic 7.78-carat pear-cut yellow sapphire set in a sharply hexagonal citrine (below center) and the 2.77-carat brown diamond and amethyst pairing (below right). Says Rainero: “A stone lives differently when it’s close to another stone.”

Photo courtesy of Cartier