Cartier Destinée is also the latest engagement ring in the Set for You by Cartier collection, a dream piece of jewellery, a piece that can be designed and altered according to the desired number of carats – from 0.50 to 2.99 –with the stone chosen for its clarity, its colour, its cut… Personal variations in a ring made to measure in the Maison’s workshops.
Taking the Destinée collection’s idea of customization further is Cartier’s made-to-order service, aptly named, “Set for You”, where one can choose from a variety of designs, materials, and stone sizes and types to create the perfect engagement ring for your better half. The made-to-order service takes approximately six weeks to ready, but offers you a one-of-a-kind ring for that once-in-a-lifetime experience.
This isn’t the first time that Cartier has worked with Guadagnino on its short films. In 2011, Luca created a series of three short movies of three marriage proposals, set in three different parts of the city of Paris: Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore, the Opera and the Palais Royale. The films feature Aurore Clement, Valentina Cervi, Marine Vacht and Hugo Becker and more.
The Cartier Destinée engagement ring, the subtlety of dazzling micro-paving
The profile of the solitaire Cartier Destinée engagement ring, scalloped like lace, shows the meticulously designed paving, ranging from the smallest to the largest brilliant-cut diamonds, multiplying the stone’s fire like mirrors.
A ring literally embroidered with tiny cavities that will seat the stone without any claws being visible, creating an effect of absolute brilliance. Each cavity is hand-polished to fit the diamond as closely as possible, a meticulous and delicate operation that softly illuminates the metal.
The ethereally structured mounting, enhanced by the closeness of the claw settings
The creative mounting of the Cartier Destinée engagement ring introduces a complex architecture based on a four-claw setting inspired by the Solitaire 1895. It enables the exaltation of the diamond in which the visible pavilion captures and refracts the light.
The stone is then partly surrounded by a crown of delicately set micro-paving, hiding the metal and allowing the stone to jump out amid a constellation of brilliant-cut diamonds.