It’s a marriage of precious stones with ornamental hard stones, giving birth to spectacular creations, such as the masterpiece that is the Cartier Théia Necklace. Set in glamorous platinum, this breathtaking work of art features 7 round Colombian emeralds totaling 46.09 carats, carved rock crystal, onyx, black lacquer and brilliant-cut diamonds. Emeralds are known for their delicate nature, and Cartier’s master artisans set them at the center of a contrasting rock crystal motif. The rock crystals are cleverly faceted on the reverse side so they rest on the skin to amplify the light. The necklace powerfully recalls Cartier’s Art Deco creations, with onyx accents, black contrasting with the emeralds and lines touching diamonds and quartz. Price available upon request, so you know it’s going to cost more than your car and possibly a condo; Cartier.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.