Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Necklace, Cartier London special order (1932); sold to Lady Granard

A collective of the world's rarest, most unique gems congregates in an unprecedented public exhibition as The House of Cartier transforms into a larger-than-life treasure trove, brimming with optical opulence. One-of-a-kind high jewels from Cartier's Geneva archives mingle alongside reclaimed historic pieces (some from public sale) and 100 new designs from the Résonance collection in Cartier Haute Joaillerie Exhibition. Keep reading for a look inside...

 Necklace, Cartier Paris (1953); Sold to Mrs. Daisy Fellowes

A 99.88 carat ruby + sapphire + emerald + onyx + diamond bracelet from the Tutti-Fruitti collection joins equally impressive high jewelry pieces in luxe lavishness, spread throughout Cartier's multi-level mansion. The third floor is transformed into a fully working atelier, complete with a jeweler's workbench and three Master Artisans flown from Paris. The exhibit is open to the public daily from October 21-29 until 6PM. As some of the jewelry is for sale, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view these pieces all at once!

 Orchid brooch, Cartier Paris; Special order (1937)

 Bracelet, Cartier Paris (1954); Sold to the Duke of Windsor

Necklace, Cartier Paris (1951), altered in in 1953

 Pendant, Cartier Paris special order (1923)

 Tutti Frutti bracelet, Cartier New York special order (1928)

Sautoir, Cartier London, special order (1930); sold to Mrs. Ronald Tree

 Brooch-pendant (2), Cartier Paris (1912 and 1909); both sold to Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt

Tutti Frutti Necklace + Earrings, Exhibit view [source-Cartier]

 Back room decor

Work Bench + Sketches of pieces on display

Cartier Panthère collection sketches

Touch screen interaction on the 4th Floor

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