Cartier (jeweller)

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House of Cartier on the Champs-Élyssée
The Maximillian emerald ring

Société Cartier makes and sells jewellery and watches. It was started in Paris, France in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier.[1]. The company is based in Paris.

Cartier has sold items to celebrities and royalty for many years.[2] Edward VII said that Cartier is "the jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers".[3] For his coronation in 1902, Edward VII ordered 27 tiaras from Cartier.[4] He chose Cartier as a main provider to the royal family in 1904.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nadelhoffer, Hans, Cartier (San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2007), p. 343
  2. Menkes, Suzy (2006-01-10). "A ball for the 'king of jewellers'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  3. Prat, Véronique (2009-08-28). "Les joyaux de Cartier exposés dans la Cité interdite" [Cartier jewels set in the Forbidden City] (in French). Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  4. "Rock star". Time. 2004-09-14. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  5. Nadelhoffer, Hans, Cartier (San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2007), p. 15