“The jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers.” King Edward VII of England once used these words to describe Cartier, to explain why he issued a royal warrant to the brand in 1904.
Cartier lives up to its legacy as the jeweller for royalty around the globe, from the courts of Spain, Portugal, Russia, Siam, Greece, Serbia, Belgium, Romania, Egypt, Albania, Monaco, and the House of Orleans.
Over the past century, Cartier’s creations have been worn from the world’s most glamourous women, such as the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, and the inimitable Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly.
In conjunction with Cartier’s ION Orchard’s boutique reopening in Singapore, the luxury jeweller is bringing a selection of iconic jewellery from its vaults to our part of the world for a two-week exhibition.
The Cool Cat
Mention Cartier and the immediate image that comes to mind is a panther. The elegant feline was used for the first time on a Cartier wristwatch in 1914 with the setting of onyx recreating the animal’s fur.
When Jeanne Toussaint was appointed as creative director for Cartier in 1933, the panther motif took on even more prominence.