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Love Necklace

About the Design

The Cartier Love necklace’s pendant features horizontal lines in the engraved “O” shapes, a reference to the round screws used to lock and unlock the bracelet that birthed this signature collection. Initially requiring a small gold-vermeil screwdriver to wear and remove, the Love bracelet offered radical new symbolism about the eternity of love when it was launched by the legendary luxury jewelry house. Transgressive with its locking mechanism and timeless with its style — it was meant to be worn by a man or woman and match any outfit so you never had to take it off — the bracelet redefined romance in jewelry.

Italian designer Aldo Cipullo (1942–84) created the Love bracelet shortly after he joined Cartier in 1969. Born in Rome, his interest in jewelry was sparked by his father, Giuseppe, who had a costume jewelry company. Immigrating to New York City in 1959, he studied at the School of Visual Arts and went on to work with Tiffany & Co. and David Webb, though the Love bracelet at Cartier was his first big success.

The bracelet’s semicircle halves are connected by a locking mechanism. And the screwdriver that opens it can also be worn as a necklace, maybe by the person who gifted it and holds “the key” to the recipient’s heart. As Cipullo said in the late 1960s, “What modern people want are love symbols that look semipermanent — or, at least, require a trick to remove. After all, love symbols should suggest an everlasting quality.”

The Love design was not Cipullo’s sole hardware-inspired jewelry for Cartier; his unisex Juste un Clou (“just a nail”) bracelet takes the form of a curved nail. Cipullo spent only five years with Cartier, eventually moving on to start his own jewelry business, but his work remains among the house’s top sellers. Cartier now offers a whole Love line that echoes the screw motif in all manner of adornment. The collection’s necklaces, watches, rings, earrings and cufflinks are made for versatility in daily wear, albeit in more user-friendly designs. The circular shape of the chain-link Cartier Love necklace, with its lobster-claw closure, presents its own symbol of eternity, with versions in yellow and rose gold as well as those embellished with bezel-set diamonds.

Cartier Love Necklace

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Cartier Love 18ct White Gold Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This necklace by Cartier is from their Love collection and features two interlinking pendants with their iconic screw detailing, set in 18k white gold. Accompanied by a Xupes present...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

White Gold

Cartier Love Ceramic Diamond Pendant Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Feasterville, PA
A magnificent special order Cartier Love pendant diamond necklace circa 2000s showcasing over 5ct of the finest original Cartier round brilliant cut diamonds pave set with 3 iconic s...
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Early 2000s Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Pave Diamond and Black Ceramic Baby Love Double Ring Pendant Necklace
By Cartier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This lovely and delicate Cartier Baby Love pendant necklace will stand the test of time. The timeless interlocking ring design symbolizes everlasting love. Pave diamonds embellish on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier 'Love' Rose Gold 3-Diamond Circle Charm Necklace
By Cartier
Located in New York, NY
Authentic Cartier 'Love' pendant necklace crafted in 18 karat rose gold. The circular open pendant is set with three round brilliant cut diamonds alternating with Cartier's iconic sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold

Cartier Love Necklace in 18 Karat White Gold
By Cartier
Located in Lucerne, CH
Designed in the 1970s, Cartier's Love Collection still looks modern today. Two interlocking oval rings with the unmistakable screw décor symbolise uniting love. Made in 18 karat whit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Chain Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

Cartier Love Necklace in 18k Pink Gold Metal
By Cartier
Located in Paris, FR
Maison Cartier Love necklace in 18K pink gold. This Love necklace has its serial number engraved in one of the ovals. In very good condition. Dimensions : 47 cm length. Made in Swi...
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2010s Contemporary Chain Necklaces

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold

Cartier Love Necklace Collection 18 Karat White Gold Rolo Chain, Circle Pendant
By Cartier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Authentic Cartier love necklace collection. This necklace is beautifully crafted in 18k white gold rolo chain, circle pendant. Specifications: PENDANT : LOVE PENDANT CARTIER ...
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2010s Modern Pendant Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold

The Love Collection