Learn about the complex history of the “Cartier panther brooch” that Anant Ambani wore to his engagement

On January 19, in front of their close friends and family, Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant exchanged vows at the Ambani home in Mumbai. The bride-to-be looked lovely in a custom gold silk tissue ghagra with a matching blouse and dupatta by designer pair Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla for the traditional ceremony and the reception that followed. Anant, on the other hand, dressed for the event in a traditional deep blue kurta.

The ageless jewel worn by the Ambani scion, however, was the centre of attention for a lot of people. He has a patterned coat worn over his kurta attached with the renowned Cartier panther brooch for the unfamiliar. An art historian and curator named Deepthi Sasidharan used Instagram to showcase the lengthy past of this brooch.

In addition to that, the brooch was worn by a number of celebrities on red carpets. Actors like Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, and Sarah Jessica Parker have all been spotted sporting it on the red carpet. It is a well-liked option for brides all around the world and has also been highlighted in Cartier’s promotional campaigns,” Wadhwani remarked.

The School of Fashion, World University of Design’s Prof. Devender Singh Kharb emphasised how different animals have been featured in Cartier’s works over the years. Bears, butterflies, snakes, turtles, tigers, and lions are among the animals we see. The Panthères de Cartier, on the other hand, are monarchs of the gem forest. The Maison has been making jewellery inspired by these cats for over a century. Famous names like the Duchess of Windsor and Jay-Z even own entire collections of Cartier jewellery featuring the renowned panther motif,” he said.