Just a Nail

Reflecting the moment in time when fashion, music, and liberation came together over a euphoric disco beat, the sex appeal and ironic surprise of a deceptively simple bracelet adapted from a common hardware store nail marked an enormous change in modern jewelry design. A clever design filtered through the quality and history of Cartier, makes for a memorable and long lasting combination.

In 1969 famed jeweler Aldo Cipullo joined Cartier as in-house designer and over a very short five year period created two unique collections that have become distinct elements of the brand’s enduring heritage. The iconic Cartier Love Bracelet and Juste un Clou (French for Just a Nail) both look as modern today as when they first appeared during the 1970’s.

Like the Love Bracelet that came before it, the Juste un Clou collection continues to evolve with new introductions for fall 2015. The simple nail gets adapted once again as innovative rings, larger size bracelets, double wraps, even becoming hoop earrings for the very first time. At first glance it might appear to be ‘Juste un Clou’, but over 40 years later the long lasting style is clearly much more than that.

Stacie Ellis