Elizabeth Taylor jewelry exhibited in Madrid until February 17, 2012
Elizabeth Taylor loved jewels. She got the greatest pearl of the history (‘La Peregrina’) and she collected diamonds. Now, one of her most famous necklaces can be see in Madrid: gold, diamonds and rubies made by Cartier in 1953.
Elizabeth Taylor, Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly, Maria Felix, Coco Chanel… the most sophisticated women of the last century wore Cartier jewelry. ‘The Art of Cartier’ celebrates the 165 anniversary of the brand.
Next exhibition of jewelry in Madrid: ‘The Art of Cartier’ at the Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid (Paseo del Prado 8, 28014 Madrid, España).
Tomorrow, it starts an exhibition in the Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza until February 17, 2012, where we can see more than 420 special jewels. Those which better symbolize art, passion and money. Then, the best history of the brand.
Cartier was founded in Paris in 1847 and its jewelry have been wished by Queens, Hollywood stars, and the most beautiful ladies all around the world.
This unique exhibition will show a wide-ranging selection of the finest pieces that Cartier has rejoined in order to assemble a representative collection of the Maison creation. ‘The Art of Cartier’ shows the evolution of Cartier style, mainly during the first half of the 20th century.
You can see a variety of precious pieces: from the great tiaras and the so-called Garland style of the early 20th century to Art Deco jewelry and other awesome pieces inspired by exotic countries as China or India, including the famous “tutti frutti” pieces, gold jewelry of the 1930’s.
For example, Cartier designed the fabulous BIB necklace, sold to HRH the Duke of Windsor in 1947: 18 carat and 20 carat gold, platinum, diamonds, amethysts and turquoises. Also, the necklace that Grace Kelly wore the day of her weeding in Monaco and, above all, the necklace/tiara of Elizabeth Taylor of 1953 made of gold, diamonds and rubies, one of the most appreciated pieces.
This is a major exhibition. If you have the chance, don’t miss it, you can know a little more about this expensive beautiful art.