A French brand symbolic of ultimate luxury and elegance, Cartier was founded in 1847 by Louis- François Cartier. Throughout Cartier’s existence, it has created some of the most iconic pieces of jewellery, and decorated the wealthiest and most influential people through various periods of history. Regularly worn by royalty, Cartier was famously referred to as “The jeweller of kings and the king of jewellers”, by King Edward VII of Great Britain. Pioneering and creative, Cartier was seen as one of the earliest designers to produce the wristwatch, and many designs from the 20th century are still sold to this day, proving timeless pieces. Today, Cartier is part of the Richemont Group, with Marie-Laure Cérède as Creative Director, and with headquarters in Paris.
Synonymous with prestige and class for decades, Cartier continues to be influenced by its classic designs from 1847 onwards. Iconic house codes live at the heart of Cartier timepieces and jewellery, with symbols such as the panther motif coveted from era to era. Powerful and creative aesthetics are joined by years of expertise and masterful craftsmanship to create classic and ineffable glamour. The brand creates contemporary pieces which embrace modern styles and simplicity, using metals as their mode for communication of luxury. Other contemporary collections possess the old-time glamour of Cartier from years gone by, standing the test of time with their intricate shapes and details and use of bold gemstones. Ultimately, Cartier’s style is distinctive and visionary whilst consistently maintaining time-honoured beauty and grace.
Cartier holds over 200 stores in over 100 countries across the world. Their jewellery and watches can be found on their website and through Net-a-Porter, Selfridges, Harrods, Goldsmiths and Farfetch.