CARTIER: THE EX­HI­BI­TION

Na­tional Gallery of Aus­tralia, Can­berra. 30 March – 22 July 2018.

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The jew­eller to kings and king of jewellers show­cases more than 300 of its daz­zling mas­ter­pieces in this his­toric ex­hi­bi­tion at the NGA. The sto­ries of 20th-cen­tury roy­alty, aris­to­crats and celebri­ties are told through the glit­ter­ing pieces, in­clud­ing Dame El­iz­a­beth Tay­lor’s plat­inum, gold and Burmese ruby neck­lace of 1951 and Her Majesty The Queen’s Halo tiara. From the gar­land style, ex­em­pli­fied by Dame Nel­lie Melba’s turn-of-the-cen­tury col­lec­tion, to Art Deco, to fas­ci­nat­ing in­no­va­tion (María Félix’s 1975 Croc­o­dile neck­lace is a stun­ning ex­am­ple), Cartier was and is at the fore­front of de­sign, ren­der­ing each move­ment in plat­inum, gold and precious gems.

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