Sunday, May 9 takes on deeper significance this year when life is so cherished: the opportunity to bestow affection, gratitude and meaningful presents upon your beloved mother. As always, Cartier can be relied upon for a rich array of creations and collectables – from gorgeous jewellery and exquisite timepieces to luxury leather goods and fabulous fragrances – to delight the person who gave you the greatest gift of all. Express your devotion and the endearing facets of your mother’s personality with the Maison’s classics, such as Panthère de Cartier, LOVE and Double C de Cartier bags, or contemporary icons like the boldBallon Bleu and Pasha watches.
LOVE bracelet, created in New York in 1969, presents clean lines and precise proportions, beauty and order, in one immoveable force: the ultimate symbol of maternal devotion. Choose a slim circle of pink gold paved with diamonds, or perhaps a stunning white gold band with black ceramic screws. Or look deeper into the collection to select a pair of sparkling earrings or a pretty LOVE necklace in pink gold whose interlocking rings speak to the unshakeable bond between parent and child.
The panther, a symbol of strength and grace rendered by Cartier over the generations into breathtaking bracelets, rings and necklaces, makes a powerful, bejewelled present for your mother. The sleekest of bracelets, cast in pink gold frosted with diamonds or clean-lined yellow gold, join the Panthère de Cartierfamily this year, while the feline’s fascinating face is the centrepiece of a charming pendant necklace.
The gift of a watch is a joyous reminder of time spent together: those long, carefree days of childhood and the rarer but equally precious moments of parental bonding enjoyed in later life. The round, ornate Ballon Bleu de Cartier collection points to a strong, generous heart, with a crystal bubble at three o’clock encasing its sapphire-cabochon-set winding crown. Pasha de Cartier timepieces defy convention: a neat square within an oversized circle, transparent case back, and easily interchangeable strap; boldly present, open-minded and versatile like the best mothers.
A mother bears a heavy load, but you can help lighten it by gifting her a Cartier handbag. In new iterations of the classic Double C de Cartier bag, understated minimalist lines allow the graphic jewel of a clasp to shine. Shades of pink or red calfskin offer a more feminine and vibrant modern chic than timeless black. Mother’s Day bouquets of roses are no longer fleeting tokens of love when their essence is captured in one of two Cartier high perfumes dedicated to the wild rose. L’Heure Osée and Pure Rose are fearless, fresh and complex fragrances in statement-making bottles.
From May 1 to 9, flowers become a shared experience at specially designed workshops exclusive to customers. Decorate a unique floral gift in Cartier boutiques as a Mother’s Day surprise, or join an online workshop together with your mother to bond over this soothing craft at home.
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