Cartier exposes its collection of High Jewelry to the public with an exhibition in New York
For the first time ever in the U.S., the largest collection of Cartier Haute Joaillerie will be showcased at the Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion at 52nd Street.
The Cartier Fifth Avenue Mansion will be transformed featuring some of the world’s finest gems and precious stones, secret watches and exceptional objects. Additionally, a unique selection of items from the Cartier Collection – exquisite, historic exhibition pieces from the Maison’s personal collection of works – will also be displayed. These are important jewels from Cartier’s past that the luxury brand repurchased and restored. The high jewels and the reconditioned vintage and period pieces are for sale.
The items chosen for this exhibition focuses on Cartier’s high jewels once owned by some of the wealthiest families and best-known celebrities in the U.S., including the Vanderbilts, the Woolworths, and the most famous jewelry collector of all, Elizabeth Taylor.
All of Cartier’s high jewels are made in Paris by about 260 artisans and craftspersons, many of whom are trained at Cartier’s own Jewelry Institute, under the direction of Alexandre Auberson, who was in attendance to explain the skills required to create Cartier high jewels. The room also has historic drawings and tools and a workbench used by the bench jewelers.
This exhibition in many ways reflects a new and more accessible Cartier, being reinvented by Cyrille Vigneron, Cartier’s CEO since January 2016.
All totaled there are approximately 500 jewels, visit the exhibition for an immersive “Cartier Atelier” available for sale, from October 21st until October 29th.