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Cartier has for decades created exceptional pieces replicating creatures from the wild kingdom. The house has designed pieces with motifs from giraffes to alligators. The panthere is perhaps the best known of Cartier’s animals, having inspired a wide range of powerful jewelry and watches.
Panthere in French refers to the panther, which in Asia and Europe is the leopard. The panther represents grace, fluidity, fierceness, and great beauty. Cartier’s creations, like the ring shown here, are powerful symbols done in precious metals and stones.
Leopard print has also been a recurring theme on fashion runways around the world. Yves Saint Laurent was a champion of the print, and saw its wickedly beautiful, sensual appeal.