Cartier Brooch / Jewellery Maker

Cartier is well known for its jewelry and wristwatches, including the “Bestiary” (best illustrated by the Panthère brooch of the 1940s created for Wallis Simpson), the diamond necklace created for Bhupinder Singh the Maharaja of Patiala, and the “Santos” wristwatch of 1904.

Founded in Paris, France, in 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the company remained under family control until 1964. The company maintains its headquarters in Paris, although it is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Compagnie Financière Richemont SA in Switzerland.

Cartier Makers Mark
Cartier Makers Mark

The firm has a long history of sales to royalty and celebrities. For example, the Manchester Tiara was made by Cartier, Paris, in 1903 to the order of Consuelo, Dowager Duchess of Manchester. Cartier’s records note that she supplied over a thousand brilliant-cut diamonds and more than 400 rose-cut diamonds, while Cartier supplied further rose-cut diamonds and the paste stones which make up the scrolls at the end of each side.

This tiara of graduated flaming hearts and C scrolls was inspired by a vision of France before the Revolution. Louis Cartier encouraged his designers to sketch 18th-century ironwork and architectural ornament in Paris and Versailles, and to study engraved jewellery designs.

Consuelo, Duchess of Manchester (1858-1909), was the daughter of Antonio Yznaga del Valle, of Ravenswood, Louisiana, New York and Cuba. Consuelo was taken by her mother to Paris where her American friends included Jennie Jerome, later to be the mother of Winston Churchill and Alva Smith, later to be Alva Vanderbilt. Consuelo married George Victor Drogo Montagu, Viscount Mandeville, the future 8th Duke of Manchester, in 1876. The Duke of Portland recorded that she ‘took Society completely by storm by her beauty, wit and vivacity and it was soon at her very pretty feet’. She became a friend of Queen Alexandra to whom she bequeathed a bracelet on her death in 1909. A letter to the Times described her as ‘one of the first of the American ladies who married into the great English families, and who brought to this country that rare combination of high intelligence, a sunny nature and uncommon personal charm’. Reference: Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Cartier is one of the most recognisable names in jewellery.

Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier (1819 – 1904).

The firm was taken over and expanded by his grandsons Louis, Jacques and Pierre. Each of the grandsons took over the operations of the salons in Paris, London and New York. They are renown for their quality designs.

Louis Cartier was the master of the “garland style”. This style was used during the Edwardian era and was based on designs from the eighteenth century. In fact, Louis Cartier encouraged his designers to consult original eighteenth century pattern books and also to wander through the streets of Paris to take sketches of eighteenth century architectural details.

One of Cartier’s most popular designs was a diamond hat brooch with onxy, and emeralds. This was created around 1920 – 1925. Today, they are probably most famous for their expensive, quality watches.