Master jeweler Louis-François Cartier founded the firm in Paris in 1847 and established a reputation for creating pieces that were innovative, distinctive and of top quality in design, materials, and execution. In 1899 he handed control to his three sons, who continued to develop the firm’s reputation as the “Jeweler of Kings.”
Among the more notable Cartier clientele have been royalty, stars, and tycoons, including King Farouk of Egypt, The Duchess of Windsor, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, and Clark Gable. The Cartier family retained ownership of the firm until 1964. It is now part of the Richemont Group.
Historically, Cartier jewelry appreciates in value over time. Read on to see the gorgeous Cartier pieces included in our upcoming auction on October 28th.