Cartier Royal: High Jewelry and Precious Objects
Some gemstones are so beautiful, vibrant, and luminous that they evoke a celestial creation, miraculously tumbled down from the heavens. Cartier craftsmen work with such stones—including a spectacular 30.21 carat pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamond. The resulting jewelry design is a pure work of art. In this volume, exceptional diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds form a prodigious constellation entirely in keeping with the legendary stones that Cartier—known as the “jeweler of kings”—has fashioned throughout its long history. Prized Cartier pieces have beguiled the world’s most influential figures, including monarchs of the grandest dynasties, industrialists and patrons, celebrated artists, and international stars. This handsome volume features rare gems of the most exceptional quality, shimmering pearls, and the finest precious stones, which together constitute a jewelry collection that scintillates with their brilliance.