Cartier’s Love bracelet is one of the most popular and recognizable pieces of jewellery ever designed… being one of the most Googled pieces of jewellery in the world! Here are some fascinating facts about the iconic piece…
The bracelet was designed in the shape of an oval so it can fit as closely as possible to a loved one’s wrist.
Designed by Aldo Cipullo, who is often credited with revolutionizing the manner of wearing jewellery. Jewellery during the time the Love bracelet was created was chosen specifically to match an outfit, but the bracelet was designed to coordinate any outfit and suit any occasion- day or night!
It is rumoured that Cartier once had a policy prohibiting customers from buying Love bracelets for themselves- they could only be purchased by a couple.
When the bracelet was first launched, Cartier gifted them to some of the most famous couples of the 20th century including Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
According to a recent Vogue article, some hospitals in New York City stock Love bracelet screwdrivers in case they need to remove the piece from patients during an emergency.
How to care for your Love
You can carry out the cleaning
yourself: brush the bracelet delicately with a very soft toothbrush in lukewarm
soapy water. Next, carefully rinse the bracelet in lukewarm water and wipe it
with a soft cloth.
The Cartier Ballon Bleu:
Designed to appeal to both men and women, the Ballon Bleu is a modern and elegant watch. Despite a short history, only being released in 2006, this timepiece has quickly become one of the world’s most well-known watches. The name comes from the two most prominent details of the watch: the blue synthetic sapphire ‘cabochon’ that is mounted in the crown, and the spherical ‘balloon’ shape of the case.