Photo: Nick Welsh, Cartier Collection © Cartier

Brilliant: Cartier In The 20th Century Exhibit

The Denver Art Museum will allow the public to view a brand new exhibition of more than 250 luxurious pieces of jewelry, watches and other precious objects produced by Cartier between 1900 and 1975. The exhibit entitled “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century” is set to open November 16 and will run up to March 15, 2015.

The exhibit will show Cartier’s lineage from the turn of the century during America’s Gilded Age that pushed Cartier to open a New York branch in 1909. The displays will explain the long list of patrons to the French jewelry house such as J.P. Morgan, the Vanderbilt family, various members of the Russian aristocracy, Indian princes, English royalty and countless celebrities from around the world. Jewelry that will be put on display will include haute pieces from some of the women celebrities such as Mexican actress Maria Felix, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson.

Nearly 1,500 historical Cartier pieces have been reassembled by the company since 1970s will be loaned and exhibited. Various other jewelry pieces come from museums and private collections spread across the United States and Europe.