From Cartier to Tiffany & Co., stepping by Stephen Webster, three brands of different citizenship compete to wrap your wrist with one of their must-have bangle. Which one will become your favorite?
By Marie-Caroline Selmer
Bangles have proven to be an easy and luxury piece of jewelry to wear everyday, to the point that we have nurture the obsession of stacking them.
When the designer Francesca Amfitheatrof joined Tiffany & Co to revamp the house traditional codes, her first collection put the spotlight on a minimalist range of T bracelets which clearly aims to woo younger. Many starlets have been spotted wearing the Tiffany square bracelet, made of two sliced circles quite joining to recreate the T letter, as a tribute to the brand’s unmistakable initials.
Tiffany & Co
Wire Bracelet mounted on 18k rose gold with round brilliant diamonds
Tiffany & Co
Wire Bracelet mounted on 18k yellow gold
While the sculptural T is referring to New York architecture, Cartier reigned supreme thanks to its utilitarian-inspired accessories named Love and Juste un Clou iconic collections. As a matter of fact, inspired by its formal designer Aldo Cipullo passion for nuts, bolts and screws, Cartier has made a striking statement of sophistication while transforming the ordinary in a new kind of jewelry code.
Love bracelet mounted on yellow gold
Juste un Clou mounted on white gold with white pavé diamonds
At Stephen Webster, the aquatic references serve the rock and roll esthetic of the London based designer. The new hammerhead bangle, drawn by the sleek silhouette of a hammerhead shark, offers a high level of craftsmanship and an intricate gem setting. Handcrafted in white gold, this stunning bangle is set with square blue sapphires to mark the tail and head of the animal, in a delicate mix of materials and textures.
Hammerhead hand crafted in 18 karat white gold and completed with square cut blue sapphires
Hammerhead hand crafted in 18 karat rose gold and set with square cut rubies
On the opposite, the T-bracelet goes minimalistic with its slim shape which intentionally flex but bend back to its original shape once on your wrist. How about Cartier? In 2017, the new Juste un Clou original piece has been updated to include thicker designs and a winding wrap design. Outfitted with pave diamonds set, the new bracelet adds some glamour to the original design upgrade with a modern twist.
Both versatile and modern, Tiffany and Cartier have everything to win the arm bangles party but our preference goes to Webster and its daringly artistic sense of expression.