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The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Household Behind the Jewellery Empire

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“A dynamic group biography studded with design historical past and high-society sprint . . . [This] elegantly wrought narrative bears the Cartier hallmark.”—The Economist

The charming story of the household behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather’s humble Parisian jewellery retailer into a worldwide luxurious icon—as informed by a great-granddaughter with unique entry to long-lost household archives

“Ms. Cartier Brickell has completed her grandfather proud.”—The Wall Avenue Journal



The Cartiers is the revealing story of a jewellery dynasty—4 generations, from revolutionary France to the Nineteen Seventies. At its coronary heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was “By no means copy, solely create” and who made their household agency internationally well-known within the early days of the 20th century, due to their distinctive and complementary abilities: Louis, the visionary designer who created the primary males’s wristwatch to assist an aviator good friend inform the time with out taking his arms off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the grasp dealmaker who purchased the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded pure pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone professional whose travels to India gave Cartier entry to the world’s greatest rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Frutti jewellery.

Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the brothers, has traveled the world researching her household’s historical past, monitoring down these related together with her ancestors and discovering long-lost items of the puzzle alongside the best way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and extra.

The Cartiers additionally gives a behind-the-scenes have a look at the agency’s most iconic jewellery—the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the basic panther items—and the lengthy line of stars from the worlds of vogue, movie, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Revealed within the two-hundredth anniversary 12 months of the start of the dynasty’s founder, Louis-François Cartier, this guide is a powerful, definitive, epic social historical past proven via the deeply private lens of 1 legendary household.




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