The Second Birth Of The Famous Cartier's Toussaint Necklace

A unique piece, created by Jaques Cartier for the Maharaja of Nawanagar is back from the '30s thanks to the new movie of the Warner Bros Production


  • Anne Hathaway in the movie Ocean's 8 - Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Warner Bros

    Anne Hathaway in the movie Ocean's 8 - Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Warner Bros


In far away 1931, the famous jewelry company, Cartier, produced a necklace defined as "the world's finest cascade of colored diamonds.” It was a unique piece, created for the Maharaja of Nawanagar. An expert connoisseur and collector of gems and jewelry, the 'great king' had the honor of receiving the exclusive ‘Toussaint’ necklace, purposefully designed and created for him by Jaques Cartier himself. 
Featuring a blaze of colored stones, this item of jewelry is an authentic status symbol, a statement of the wealth of the person wearing it. The name of the necklace was Monsieur Cartier's way of paying tribute to the Maison's creative director in the 1930s, Jeanne Toussaint, a revolutionary woman to whom the brand owes the invention of its distinctive animalier theme.

  • the Maharaja of Nawanagar with his special jewel

    the Maharaja of Nawanagar with his special jewel

  • the original sketch kept in the company archives

    the original sketch kept in the company archives

  • The exclusive ‘Toussaint’ necklace designed and created by Jaques Cartier

    The exclusive ‘Toussaint’ necklace designed and created by Jaques Cartier

  • Official portrait of Maharaja Jam Sahib Singh Digvijjay Nawanagar (1895-1966)

    Official portrait of Maharaja Jam Sahib Singh Digvijjay Nawanagar (1895-1966)

  • Jeanne Toussaint photographed by Baron Adolph De Meyer, c. 1920

    Jeanne Toussaint photographed by Baron Adolph De Meyer, c. 1920

  • Jeanne Toussaint at her country house in Ciboure during the late 1940s

    Jeanne Toussaint at her country house in Ciboure during the late 1940s

This masterpiece of high jewelry workmanship is now back in the limelight thanks to the new Warner Bros Pictures filmOcean’s 8, which will be released into Italian cinema halls next July. The film is a sequel and spin-off of the Ocean's trilogy , and, just as in the previous episodes, the plot develops around a team of thieves - this time all female - which, led by Debby Ocean (Sandra Bullock), attempts to pull the heist of the century by stealing the legendary Cartier diamond necklace worn in the film by actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) at the Met Gala in New York. A fun fact that adds a touch of mystery to the plot: the item we will see in the film is the result of an accurate, eight-week-long reconstruction, created on the basis of the original sketch and on photos kept in the company archives. In fact, the item created in 1931 has been lost. For cinematographic purposes, the new necklace underwent a few modifications: a 15/20% reduction in size and, instead of colored diamonds, the stones were made of zirconium oxide, a natural material, mounted on white gold. On the screen, the characters of the film will be wearing jewelry from Cartier's classic collection as well as new, high jewelry watches and accessories, thus flippantly interpreting those wonderful pieces that, already back in the '30s, Jeanne Toussaint had devised for a modern and dynamic woman.

  • Anne Hathaway in the movie Ocean's 8 - Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Warner Bros

    Anne Hathaway in the movie Ocean's 8 - Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Warner Bros

  • Anne Hathaway in the movie Ocean's 8 - Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Warner Bros

    Anne Hathaway in the movie Ocean's 8 - Photo by Barry Wetcher © 2018 Warner Bros

  • The Cartier Mansion

    The Cartier Mansion

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