While there are many jewelry brands that you could categorize as luxury brands, none of these brands is on the same level as Cartier, which is probably why Cartier is loved by many celebrities and just about anyone else who can afford the jewelry sold by Cartier.
Their love rings and love bracelets are particularly popular, thanks to their trendiness, how stylish they are, and also the fact that they can be worn all day, every day if you wish to.
Cartier, which has been around for about 175 years, was founded in 1847, has always made stunning jewelry varieties, but their biggest seller is easily their signature pieces from the Love collection, especially the Love bracelet and also their intricately designed timepieces. Their pieces of jewelry exude the highest level of craftsmanship, and the timelessness of the designs is endearing.
Their Love bracelets, named this way to allude to being in love – which is ironic given the fact that the person who came up with the design of the bracelet was quite unlucky in love – were so named to represent the modern idea of Modern love being some form of handcuff. The love bracelet, therefore, remains an iconic piece from Cartier’s and the 1960s Make Love Not War Era.
But what makes these bracelets so iconic, even today? They are loved by women and even men all around the world anyway.
This iconic bracelet design has been around for more than 45 years, a period during which the bracelet has been locked on thousands of wrists of some of the most stylish people.
They are also symbolic jewels but also represent fidelity, commitment to love, and eternal love. The screws have to be locked in to secure the bracelet in the wrist, and they also have to be completely undone for you to take them off. And thanks to this design feature, most people keep the bracelets on for weeks or months on end.
But not only are the Cartier Love bracelets a symbol of enduring devotion but the design of the bracelet is also meant to evoke that nice everlasting chic feel to the bracelet.
The bracelet was created by Cartier’s designer Aldo Cipullo, who previously worked for Pandora. Cipullo’s designs were inspired by ancient cultures and also influenced by the medieval era’s chastity belt.
This bracelet is uniquely designed, and for you to fit it into your wrist, you’d have to do it in two-part or rather, the bracelet has to be in two parts which are secured using a very small screwdriver.
The whole idea around the bracelet was obviously meant to remind the wearers to keep this symbol of love on until death does them apart.
Although more women than men wear this bracelet, the design of the bracelet and the screwdriver was meant to encourage the wearing of the bracelet also as a necklace by both sexes. This was considered one of the very smart moves made during the era when feminism was such a big deal.
According to Cipullo, the Italian designer who created the Love Bracelet, the design of the bracelet was inspired by the idea of what modern people want as love symbols.
He noted that the symbols looked semi-permanent, and others needed some tricks for the removal of the jewelry – which is how he came up with the design. He believed that when all is said and done, the love symbols created needed to suggest the everlasting quality of love.
As a result, the Love bracelet collection is considered the largest and also the most successful collection by the brand, which now includes earrings, rings, cufflinks, and other types of bracelets. They all have a sentimental value, and the Love bracelet is something of great sentimental value.
The other reason for the popularity of the love bracelet could be the fact that the bracelet was designed in a perfect oval shape that would make it easily recognizable and minimalist while also ensuring that it fits perfectly, like a second skin on the wearer’s wrist.
Over the years, Cartier has come up with many iterations of the highly coveted love bracelet. These iterations include the introduction of the love bracelet in different shades of gold, creating the bracelet in different sizes, especially the band’s width, and even the incorporation of diamonds and other colorful gemstones on the bracelet, adding to their luxurious feel.
An example of this change was in 2009 when the designed bracelet had a wider band that was paved with diamonds all over. In 2018, they created a range featuring love ear studs that were fashioned with screwed motifs in pink, white, and yellow gold.
They also added 3 more bracelet designs in white, pink, and yellow gold, with their undersides unadorned and the top embellished using the best of 4 screwed-on diamond-studded motifs.
So, which celebrities are much into Cartier love bracelets?
- Kylie Jenner
In a 2013 interview, which is when she turned 16, Kylie Jenner pointed out that she had on love bracelets by Cartier worth about $40,000. These are bracelets that she had on very casually, enjoyed wearing them, and it was just another day of Kylie Jenner accessorizing. The cheapest love bracelets she had on were worth $1630, also by Cartier. All these bracelets were on her right wrist, and on the left wrist, she had on Day-Date President Rolex, also in yellow gold. This is the same watch/ look that Jennifer Aniston has also been seen in.
Rihanna is known for her love of fine jewelry, and some of the luxury pieces she’s been photographed in include the Cartier love bracelets stacked with her two-tone Lady-DateJust Rolex watch.
- Princess Diana
She was known for her individuality, style, great sense of fashion, and also the fact that this icon broke some of the biggest barriers. And the Love bracelet is one of the pieces of jewelry that Princess Diana loved to wear, and it placed the bracelet style even higher on the map.
- Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is one of the most admirable celebrities, and she’s also been seen wearing the oval love bracelet. She is often seen in the Cartier Tank Louis along with the love bracelet that completes the 18k gold dial alligator strap watch just perfectly.
- Naomi Watts
She’s also been spotted in the Cartier Love bracelet and also the Panthere motif.
- Elizabeth Taylor
You cannot talk about iconic jewelry designs without mentioning Elizabeth Taylor. She is known for her large collection of elegant statement jewelry pieces, which she wore for years to many events and places. And wearing the love bracelet was just the icing on the cake, and also something that made the Cartier love bracelet more popular.
- Elle MacPherson
She has been seen wearing a sporty 40mm Rolex Daytona timepiece in pink rose, which blends beautifully with the yellow gold romantic Cartier Love Bracelet.
These are the other celebrities that wear Cartier Love bracelets
- Paris Hilton
- Victoria Beckham
- Sophia Vergara
- Jennifer Aniston
- Katie Holmes
- Pippa Middleton
- Kate Middleton
- Richard Burton
- Steve McQueen
- Scarlett Johansson
- Duke and Duchess of Windsor
- Ali MacGraw
- Frank and Nancy Sinatra
- Carlo Ponte
- Sophia Loren
- Cary Grant
- Dyan Cannon
- Salma Hayek
- Julianne Moore
Cartier is an iconic brand of iconic, elegant, and the most luxurious pieces of jewelry, which is why it is not surprising to see that A-list celebrities love the brand’s love bracelets, and all other kinds of jewelry they make.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.