Let me start by saying that yes, I realize that a bracelet doesn’t really qualify as fodder for a “home and garden” blog…but the bracelet in question is, well…a nail (sort of), so I’m going to let it slide. Cool?
Every once in a while I encounter something that makes my official “covet list”. I do not take this list lightly. It is the wish list. Only stunning, interesting, unusual items, elusive in some way (way outside my budget, might not even actually exist) allowed. Items like (purely hypothetically of course) a 1972 Mercedes convertible (hunter green, mint condition, camel leather interior) or a Cy Twombly might make the list. This is not a enterprise rooted in reality friends. It is 100% fantasy.
The latest item to grace the “covet list” is a 18-karat yellow gold Cartier Juste un Clou (“Just a Nail”) bracelet. It’s a reinterpretation of a bracelet that Aldo Cipullo designed for Cartier in 1971 (right around the time my fantasy 1972 Mercedes was conceived). It’s sculptural, a little edgy, and completely beautiful. It’s also a cool 35k. I think it definitely hits all the qualifications.