Cartier is not one to shy from ambitions and the Imperio necklace from its Sixième Sens par Cartier high jewellery collection exemplifies what it does best: The showcasing of world-class gems with evocative artistry. Here, fierce, symmetrical, graphic lines play with space and form to convey a cadence and sense of movement. Underscored by onyx and diamonds of various cuts, including a 5.01-carat modified pear-shaped one, they draw the eye to the breathtaking gem taking pride of place: An octagonal 23.55-carat Colombian emerald in a homogeneous green with bluish undertones and no inclusions. A further 44.11-carats of octagonal Colombian emeralds, along with emerald beads and cabochon-cut emeralds, complete the pretty picture. As impressive as this all sounds, it’s a far less conspicuous feature that sees the Cartier atelier truly pushing the envelope of the craft. Astonishingly, the Imperio can be worn in almost 30 different ways for unparalleled style versatility and even tactile play. Wear it long or short, grand or minimalist, as a necklace or a brooch; it’s the ultimate jigsaw for the billionaire.