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Style and history

Author: Alexandra Bosc

Since it was founded in 1847, the Cartier House has played a leading role in the history of fine jewelery, as well as that of finery, the evolution of taste and social codes. A fertile creator and promoter of new ideas, Cartier multiplies the sources of inspiration, from Marie Antoinette to the Far East, to India, Egypt and Russia; The jeweler has become a virtuoso in the interpretation of styles, plays on the unpublished associations of colors, materials and forms, and is distinguished by the excellence of his know-how.

Since it was founded in 1847, the Cartier House has played a leading role in the history of fine jewelery, as well as that of finery, the evolution of taste and social codes. A fertile creator and promoter of new ideas, Cartier multiplies the sources of inspiration, from Marie Antoinette to the Far East, to India, Egypt and Russia; The jeweler has become a virtuoso in the interpretation of styles, plays on the unpublished associations of colors, materials and forms, and is distinguished by the excellence of his know-how.

Upper arm bracelet, brooch and necklace from Cartier

The House takes the supplier of the crowned heads. It has prestigious sponsors in the courts of Europe and Asia, as well as among the members of the Café Society or the big Hollywood figures. Cartier declines mythical models, watches Santos, Tank or Turtle, mysterious clocks, and brilliantly illustrates its themes and favorite motifs, emblematic of the House, the first rank that the panther of the famous.

The House takes the supplier of the crowned heads. It has prestigious sponsors in the courts of Europe and Asia, as well as among the members of the Café Society or the big Hollywood figures. Cartier declines mythical models, watches Santos, Tank or Turtle, mysterious clocks, and brilliantly illustrates its themes and favorite motifs, emblematic of the House, the first rank that the panther of the famous.

Detail of a tiara on the cover of the Cartier book

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The Maharaja of Patiala's necklace from Cartier

Detail of a tiara on the cover of the Cartier book

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The Maharaja of Patiala's necklace from Cartier

We must give the client the disease of the stone — Louis Cartier.

We must give the client the disease of the stone — Louis Cartier.

Illustrated by more than seven hundred reproductions of jewelry and precious accessories, Cartier watches and clocks, period documents and portraits of key figures who are clients of the jeweler, this book translates into creative energy of the famous House and traces its history by inscribing it in its cultural and patrimonial dimension.

Illustrated by more than seven hundred reproductions of jewelry and precious accessories, Cartier watches and clocks, period documents and portraits of key figures who are clients of the jeweler, this book translates into creative energy of the famous House and traces its history by inscribing it in its cultural and patrimonial dimension.

Illustrated by more than seven hundred reproductions of jewelry and precious accessories, Cartier watches and clocks, period documents and portraits of key figures who are clients of the jeweler, this book translates into creative energy of the famous House and traces its history by inscribing it in its cultural and patrimonial dimension.

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