OBJ‘s Holiday Gift Guide continues. This week we’re inspired by the Cartier Juste en Clou Collection, which translates from the French as “Just a Nail.” This popular collection in 18K gold and diamonds celebrates the common household nail. The Cartier nail motif jewelry debuted in the 1970s and was reissued in 2012, with prices ranging from $2,100 to $34,650.
According to Cartier, Juste en Clou is “an unhindered transformation with a remarkable strength…the expression of a rebellious nature and the reflection of self-belief.” If sales figures are any indication, many rebellions souls from the ‘70s are returning to this tough-love symbol of their youth. And a new crop of jewelry fans is embracing the nail — often for engagement and wedding rings.
Happy Holiday Shopping from all your friends at OBJ! Look for more suggestions from our Holiday Jewelry Gift Guide in the days and weeks ahead.
Cartier’s 2014 diamond pavé Juste en Clou bracelet makes a fabulous Christmas gift indeed. Tough as nails and strong as diamonds…this is the ultimate power bangle. Price on request at cartier.com
David Webb 18K unisex ring from his Tool Chest Collection , $2,950, at davidwebb.com
LA jewelry designer Jelena Nik’s Nik Stone line features hardware looks inspired by her father’s workshop. The collection includes a nail ring, hammer ring, and nail bracelet. Priced from $85 to $1,600. nikstone.com