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London Auction to Feature Largest Ever Display of Cartier Diamonds

By Paul Joseph

Iconic French jewellery house Cartier is to showcase its largest ever display of diamonds at an exhibition in London this week.

The selection of contemporary and classic diamonds will be on display at the ‘Le Diamant’ exhibition at Phillips auction house in London’s Mayfair.

The event will feature more than 150 Cartier pieces, including the unveiing of the brand’s new collection, ‘Galanterie de Cartier’, whose diamond-and-onyx pieces are inspired by the early 20th-century style moderne.

To complement the newer pieces, Cartier will also display some of the classic jewellery from its ‘1895’ range and rare examples from its ‘Tradition’ line, including the ‘Oriental’ tiara, which dates back to 1911 and contains 1,218 diamonds.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view a specially commissioned installation by the Parisian artist Mathias Kiss and watch a 90-second film directed by Johan Renck and starring Karen Elson.

Founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris, France in 1847, Cartier has grown to become one of the world’s most illustrious luxury brands.

By Paul Joseph