Cartier: Style and History is currently on exhibit at the Grand Palais. We headed to check it out in early January but the line up was insane. We figured mid week during the last week of January would be better. There wasn't a line, but it was packed inside. This is one of the few times I've seen french people lose their composure, people were going crazy for Cartier!
The exhibit features pieces from the house of Cartier (founded in 1847, which makes it older than Canada). The pieces were amazing and I can see why Cartier has been called "the jeweler of kings and king of jewelers".
Crowns and tiaras are featured prominently in this exhibit. This one can also be worn as a necklace, but if you can afford the crown I'm pretty sure you can afford a necklace.
All kinds of other jewelry is displayed.
Of course there are watches.
And non jewelry items.
They also have a section displaying their famous clientele. Like Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor.
You may also spot the famous Panthère Cartier!
I was hoping that DJB would surprise with some Cartier jewelry after the exhibit but no such luck :(