Cartier unveils its vault of treasures for its largest public showing in the States to date.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT Tutti Frutti necklace in 18K white gold with carved emeralds, rubies, sapphires and brilliantcut diamonds.
Tutti Frutti secret watch in 18K white gold, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and diamonds.
The Tutti Frutti tiara can convert into the brooch or necklace.
Tutti Frutti bracelet with a 99.88-carat ruby, sapphires, emeralds, onyx and diamonds.
What would a peek inside the sparkling world of Cartier look like? Lovers of fine jewelry, haute design and vintage baubles will find out this fall when the house displays its most treasured archival pieces to the public.
The CartierHauteJoaillerieExhibition, on view Oct. 21 to 29 at Cartier’s Fifth Avenue Mansion, will comprise over 200 pieces, resulting in the largest public showing of Cartier jewelry in the United States. Borrowing from its vault of historic items in Geneva, the house will present never-before-seen pieces alongside 100 new items from its modern Résonances de Cartier collection.
“The name Résonances goes beyond the notion of vibration or physical effects; magic happens in the presence of a beautiful gem,” says Pierre Rainero, director of image, style and heritage for Cartier International. “The collection explores the energy that radiates from the stone, and the design that guides the eye to [it].”
Archival highlights include a delicate tiara studded with jewels, and rings, necklaces, and dangling earrings decked out in a kaleidoscope of fuchsia, cerulean and jade-colored gems. Explore the mansion’s third oor, transformed into an atelier for the exhibit, to watch stone-cutting and -setting demonstrations by highly skilled craftsmen—and experience rsthand the process that makes Cartier jewelry unforgettable. 653 Fifth Ave., 212.446.3400, cartier.com