Engagement Ring The engagement ring worn by HSH Princess Grace of Monaco, fashioned with platinum, one 10.48 carat emerald cut diamond,rolex datejust 2 neuf contrefaçon
, and two baguette cut diamonds by Cartier Paris in 1956.
Margaret Young Sanchez, curator of "Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century" at the Denver Art Museum,rolex femme datejust faux
, says the attraction of Cartier is that "the jewelry is extravagant and gorgeous and incredibly meticulously made. So you're dazzled by both the beauty and then the intricacy."
Left: A necklace worn by the Countess of Granard, a special order from Cartier London, 1932.
"They were the ones who had the ambition and the vision to say, 'We don't want to be one of many jewelry houses in Paris; we want to be the preeminent jewelry house in the world,'" curator Margaret Young Sanchez told CBS News' Jane Pauley.
Cartier would become synonymous with the glamour of Hollywood 20th century royalty including film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Gloria Swanson, Vivien Leigh, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo.
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On Display At the Denver Art Museum curator Margaret Young Sanchez tours the exhibition of Cartier jewelry with CBS News correspondent Jane Pauley.
Maharaja A necklace created by Cartier Paris for Sir Bhupindra Singh, Maharaja of Patiala, 1928. Platinum, diamonds, zirconias, topazes, synthetic rubies,oyster perpetual datejust contrefaçon
, smoky quartz, citrine.
Maharajah of Patiala Sir Yadavindra Singh, the Maharajah of Patiala, wears a diamond and platinum parade necklace created by Cartier in 1928 for his father, Sir Bhupindar Singh of Patiala.
The Maharaja had brought "boxes and boxes" of jewels to Cartier Paris, said Young Sanchez. "He commissioned Cartier to make him dozens of pieces of jewelry. This is probably the single most spectacular piece that Cartier made for him. It covers the entire chest. It incorporated the De Beers diamond, which was the big yellow diamond.
"Supposedly he wanted something so large and imposing because he wanted his subjects to be able to see him when he was riding on top of his elephant."
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Egyptian Striking Clock Created by Cartier in 1927, this Egyptian Striking Clock features gold, silver gilt, mother of pearl coral, emerald, cornelia and enamel, lapis lazuli and enamel.
Tutti Frutti A Hindu necklace (dubbed the "Tutti Frutti Necklace") made up of 13 briolette cut pendant sapphires totaling 146.90 carats, leaf shaped 50.80 carat sapphires and a 42.45 carat sapphire on the clasp, smooth sapphire and emerald beads, ribbed and engraved emeralds, and leaf shaped engraved ruby beads or cabochons, with a platinum mount and marquise cut diamonds, mine cut baguettes and beads. Commissioned from Cartier Paris in 1936 by Daisy Fellowes, an heiress, socialite and fashion plate, said Young Sanchez. "She really loved to be in the forefront of fashion whether that was in her home, in her interior decorating, or her clothing or her jewelry.
"She always stayed ahead of the trends. She owned this tutti frutti necklace,montre rolex datejust occasion contrefaçon
, which is probably the most famous of all of Cartier's pieces of tutti frutti jewelry. It's also been called fruit salad jewelry a beautiful, profuse arrangement."
Flamingo Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, wore this flamingo brooch from Cartier Paris, 1940. Platinum, diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and citrine. Many of the stones were actually supplied by the Duke and Duchess.
Curator Young Sanchez says the Duchess aspired to be the most fashionable woman in the world.
"She really liked strong colors and very sculptural, bold jewelry," she said. "It wasn't subtle, but it also was not overpowering or tasteless in any way."
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Duchess of Windsor The Duchess of Windsor's bib necklace, a special order from Cartier Paris in 1947, was made with twisted 18 carat and 20 carat gold, platinum, brilliant and baguette cut diamonds, one heart shaped faceted amethyst, twenty seven emerald cut amethysts, one oval faceted amethyst, and turquoise cabochons.
Panther A panther clip brooch made for Duchess of Windsor by Cartier Paris, 1949. Platinum, white gold, single cut diamonds, two pear shaped yellow diamonds, one 152.35 carat Kashmir sapphire cabochon, and sapphire cabochons.