The Cartiers: The Untold Story Of The Family Behind The Jewelry Empire
ISBN: 052562161X
EAN13: 9780525621614
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 26, 2019
Pages: 688
Dimensions: 1.34" H x 9.25" L x 6.13" W
Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A dynamic group biography studded with design history and high-society dash . . . This] elegantly wrought narrative bears the Cartier hallmark.--The Economist

The captivating story of the family behind the Cartier empire and the three brothers who turned their grandfather's humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon--as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives

Ms. Cartier Brickell has done her grandfather proud.--The Wall Street Journal

The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty--four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1970s. At its heart are the three Cartier brothers whose motto was Never copy, only create and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis, the visionary designer who created the first men's wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands off the controls of his flying machine; Pierre, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world's best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti Read More chevron_right

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