CARTIER CELEBRATES THE ICONIC TRINITY’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY
In 1924, the Trinity ring was born. 100 years later, Cartier is celebrating the anniversary of this iconic piece of jewellery, which symbolises the Maison’s most cherished values. Values like diversity are demonstrated through three rings in yellow gold, rose gold and white gold that come together, harmonious, to play as a trio. There is love, in all its forms: filial, familial, friendly, marital, infinite, indefinite… three rings full of meaning and sentiment.
Celebrating Trinity means celebrating Cartier. Firstly, because it is basically where everything started: a ring born from Louis Cartier’s imagination, far from the norm at that time; a ring that brought jewellery into modernity, eventually becoming the Maison’s first design icon. Secondly, because, from the start, it resonated with Cartier’s history, that of the three brothers, Louis, Pierre and Jacques, and that of the three historic Cartier boutiques, Paris, London and New York. Three: the perfect number, the magic number! And finally, because it is made for everyone – famous or not – with no age limit, without boundaries, with no need to conform, designed for everyone, with no taboos. It is a universal icon that weaves bonds of love into everyday life and whose codes have become Cartier’s signature: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TRINITY.
New designs and XL versions: A contemporary icon
Trinity’s talent is knowing how to reinvent itself. This creative force is owed entirely to its design, which is constantly being given a new twist by Cartier. Starting with the volume; there’s so much to play with here: fine rings or wider bands. They have been multiplied, to as many as ten, and stylised to include fluted, faceted and gadrooned rings.
Over time, Trinity dared to use the most creative materials, both precious and unexpected… since 1924, Trinity has tried it all!
To celebrate 100 years of Trinity, Cartier has imagined simple and pure yet daring new designs, the XL bracelet from the 2000s – a cult creation – has been reissued, and an XL version of the iconic ring has been launched.
The new Trinity designs
White gold, yellow gold, rose gold: the chromatic trilogy is ever-present, the mobility and clean lines, too. What has changed is the shape and the distortion of the bands. A creative and daring exercise in style, coupled with a geometric approach from the Maison’s creative studios has resulted in an original variation on the timeless Trinity.
A cushion-shaped version available as of January 2024, whose rings slide one above the other with the same naturalness as the round version. This new design is the subject of a collection made up of classic and large model rings all in gold, or paved with diamonds, a bracelet and a pendant.
Cartier goes a step further and makes a creative statement with a singularly multiple version. A modular version, available as of March 2024, that can be worn as one wide, large band, or as three, depending on the wishes of the wearer. Interlocking, the three bands unfold like a construction game, revealing their diamonds as they move.
Dedicated to diversity and creativity: Cartier celebrates Trinity
A symbol of unity and diversity, Trinity’s intertwining rings are a metaphor for the many things that connect us and it is this message of universality that Cartier intends to pass on throughout the year, through an international campaign and via three events in Paris, London and New York.
Linked to each other, each of these events relies on the input of creative personalities from around the world. Cartier has entrusted each of them with the mission of creating an original work that pays tribute to Trinity, to the bonds of love in all its forms, the number three, to the shape of a band, or even to the year 1924.
And you – what is your Trinity of love? Everyone answered this question in unison. A collective symphony of expressions that celebrates the power of creativity and diversity. Values echoing those of Trinity and Cartier.