Cartier’s most extensive exhibition to date opened in Paris today. “Cartier – Style and History” will run at the Grand Palais until February 16. More than 600 items are showcased, ranging from fine jewelry and watches to decorative objects. Many pieces reflect the influence of exotic locations like China and India and most are drawn from Cartier’s extensive archives. Around 100 items are on loan from private collections. “Never before have we shared with the public this many items,” said Stanislas de Quercize, Cartier’s CEO. He also noted that the last major Cartier exhibition in Paris was held in 1989. Notable pieces on display from the famed French jeweler include Kate Middleton’s wedding tiara and Grace Kelly’s engagement ring. An incredible piece on public display for the first time? A 478-carat cushion-cut sapphire owned by Queen Marie of Romania, which is one of the largest cut sapphires ever documented. Now if you will excuse me, I have a plane ticket to purchase!
– Claire Mykrantz
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