Exclusive Sketches From The Cartier Vault And The Newest Trinity Pieces

There's probably no bigger or more impressive fan club than Cartier's. While Noami Watts, Rachel Zoe, Jennifer Aniston (and of course, yours truly) round out their collection of modern-day enthusiasts, it's French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau who was the OG Cartier trendsetter. A dear friend of the jewelery, in the '20s, Cocteau popularized the original Trinity Ring and the panther version of the triple band was actually inspired by the filmmaker's own wall-paper (bet you didn't know that one, huh!).
Fast-forward to today, and you'll find Cartier updating the Trinity line with black-and-white additions that leave no ounce of sophistication in the gray area. Along with the stunning new pieces, Cartier is releasing a series of Jean Cocteau's sketches from his arrival in New York in 1949, and, of course, we have the exclusive. Flip through for something old, something new, and something we really, really want ($1,350 pending).
Photos © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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