Cartier I – Book Review

Cartier Royal: High Jewelry and Precious Objects
By Francois Chaille
ISBN: 9782080201942
ISBN-10: 2080201948
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

£80 / 95 Euros

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Few of us can fail to know quite how luminous some gemstones can be, especially when of great clarity and quality and this is certainly true of the jewels shown in this book celebrating the legendary jewellers Cartier.

Stages of production of the REINE MAKEDA necklace. Gérard Uféras © Cartier

Stages of production of the REINE MAKEDA necklace.
Gérard Uféras © Cartier

What a roll call of customers they have had and continue to have. Royalty, film stars and the wealthy adorn these pages but the real stars throughout are the gemstones and jewellery whether it be exceptional diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds or pearls. Their design and settings reflect the genius and enduring quality of Cartier’s workshops. Long may they go on!

Flower brooch made for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953; resembling an edelweiss, it features the pink Williamson diamond in its centre. Archives Cartier © Cartier

Flower brooch made for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953; resembling an edelweiss, it features the pink Williamson diamond in its centre.
Archives Cartier © Cartier

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