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You Can Now Wear Your Succulents on Your Fingers

This ring has more than 100 emeralds and five carnelians.
This ring has more than 100 emeralds and five carnelians.

Cartier has a long-standing history with flora-motif jewelry: Russian hard-stone flowers in agate and jade in the early-20th century, diamond-and-onyx orchids in 1925, coral-rose chokers in the ’60s. Now comes a new 13-piece collection called Cactus de Cartier, a riff on the arid desert cactus (and appropriate for these succulent-crazed times). Coinciding with the September reopening of the Cartier Mansion (653 Fifth Ave., at 52nd St.; 212-446-3400), which just underwent a two-and-a-half-year renovation at the hands of architect Thierry Despont that quadrupled its size, the Cactus de Cartier offerings include this ring in 18-karat yellow gold with more than 100 emeralds and five carnelians, set with a brilliant-cut diamond ($72,500).

*This article appears in the August 8, 2016 issue of New York Magazine.