$150 million of bling: how Cartier recreated a 1930s masterpiece for Ocean's 8

$150 million of bling: how Cartier recreated a 1930s masterpiece for Ocean's 8

In Ocean’s 8, ex-convict Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) leads a crew of elite, stylish con artistsas they engineer an audacious jewel heist at fashion’s biggest night out, the Met Gala The necklace at the heart of the plot is a dazzler: a Cartier diamond necklace said to be worth $150 million. The necklace that Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna and the rest of the Ocean’s crew know as the Toussaint is based on a historic Cartier design and was recreated by the house especially for the film.  In 1931, the Maharaja of Nawanagar commissioned Jacques Cartier to create a staggering display of wealth: two strands of diamonds that meet in an arrangement Mr Cartier called “the finest cascade of coloured diamonds in the world.” At its centre is the Ranjitsinhji diamond- a 136-carat flawless diamond discovered in the same mine as the Cullinan diamond, which forms part of the Crown Jewels. . More

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