GLAMOUR & GLORY
The National Gallery of Australia’s extraordinary exhibition— ‘Cartier: The Exhibition’ featuring many of the world’s greatest jewels—opened in Canberra in March. The exhibition includes the tiara loaned to Catherine Middleton on her wedding day by Her Majesty The Queen, Grace Kelly’s engagement ring, and Elizabeth Taylor’s ruby and diamond necklace, along with some of the most exquisite pieces from the stunning Cartier collection.
Featuring more than 300 works of art, the exhibition showcases outstanding necklaces, brooches, tiaras, watches and ornaments, alongside rarely seen archival drawings, photographs and ephemera. Co-curated by Margaret Young-Sánchez, formerly chief curator of Denver Art Museum and the NGA, the exhibition showcases pieces from the Cartier collection, museums, institutions and private collectors. The exhibition will be on until July 22nd.
Cartier London Williamson brooch 1953, special order, platinum, diamonds, pink diamond, 10 x 5.5 cm, lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved Cartier Paris Engagement ring 1956, platinum, diamonds, 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.1 cm, Photo: Vincent Wulveryck, © Princely Palace of Monaco