Cartier has a long history. That means it’s had a while to perfect its craft, but even at the beginning, in 1860, when it came out with its first piece of jewelry, Cartier’s quality and style attracted discerning customers. In no time royals began commissioning the house for special pieces to add to their jewelry collections.
The Duchess of Windsor was so enamored by the house’s signature panther, a model of Cartier’s superb sculptural fluidity and dimensionality, that she ordered several pieces with the motif. Most famous is her 6.5 inch diamond, onyx and emerald bracelet, which recently sold for just over $7 million.
The House of Cartier has never stopped remodeling the panther into elaborate pieces that epitomize exoticism, gracefulness, and femininity. Cartier jewelry is true to its Art Deco roots and therefore appeals to modern tastes, but the house also believes in Old World elegance.
Only the finest stones, set with precision, and the finest precious metals are used for Cartier jewelry. Cartier watches are also renowned for their expert craftsmanship and innovative designs, including the panther.