A good piece of jewellery stands the test of time and is quite literally is an investment piece. When compared to apparel, it has an evergreen component to it; trends will come and go, but a beautiful piece of jewellery never really goes out of style.

Cartier’s Juste un Clou collection is a prime example of the lengthy lifespan of a classic piece of jewellery.  The collection is based on an everyday item that you may not necessarily associate with beauty: a nail.  The collection’s name means Just a Nail, and that’s exactly what it is - a common, raw object turned into a thing of beauty in yellow, white, or pink gold.

The first nail bracelet was originally designed by Aldo Cipullo for Cartier New York in the 1970s, and was recently re-released over 30 years later.  The resurrection of the collection couldn’t have come at a better time, coinciding with the re-emergence of simple, classic, feminine, and streamlined jewellery.  Juste un Clou is as relevant now as it was in the ’70s, illustrating the power of a truly timeless accessory.

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