Hard-edged and tough-luxe, we're hailing Cartier's Juste un Clou collection as a modern classic 

It says a lot about a brand when three of the world's most stylish, fearless and striking women are spotted wearing its creation. Worn by Kristen Stewart, Miranda Kerr and Victoria Beckham, Cartier's Juste un Clou fine jewellery is the cool-girl alternative to its famous Love family of trinkets. Featuring a twisted nail that delicately encircles the wearer's wrist, neck or finger, Juste un Clou transforms an otherwise ordinary object into a talisman of almost ferocious beauty.

And even though the Juste un Clou design is intrinsically more industrial than its sleek counterpart (the Love family, if you've ever seen a Juste un Clou stacked on top of a Love bracelet, you'll realise the pairing offers the ideal balance of yin and yang - a fierce, yet delicate combination.

It's little wonder, then, that both the Love and Juste un Clou creations were created by the same man: Aldo Cipullo. Italian-born man about town designed Juste un Clou in New York during the 70s, proving that even something as utilitarian and commonplace as a nail could be reworked into something timeless and subline.

Like all of Cartier's desirable collections, Juste un Clou is available in a variety of glittering iterations. From yellow, rose or white gold; to a series that come paved with diamonds, the relaunched Juste un Clou collection makes a powerful addition to any woman's jewellery box.

Shop Cartier's Just un Clou collection at au.cartier.com now. 

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