London’s Phillips to host UK’s largest-ever display of Cartier diamonds

Cartier is set to showcase a stunning selection of contemporary and classic diamond creations at a forthcoming exhibition at Phillips in London’s Mayfair.

‘Le Diamant’ will present more than 150 pieces that encapsulate the spirit of creativity and craftsmanship that has long been associated with Cartier (Edward VII famously referred to the brand as a “jeweller to kings, king of jewellers”). At the heart of the exhibition will be the unveiling of the new collection, ‘Galanterie de Cartier’, whose diamond-and-onyx pieces are inspired by the early 20th-century style moderne.

To complement the newer pieces, Cartier will put on display some of the classic jewellery from its ‘1895’ range and rare examples from its ‘Tradition’ line, including the ‘Oriental’ tiara (pictured below), which dates back to 1911 and contains an incredible 1,218 diamonds.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view a specially commissioned installation by the Parisian artist Mathias Kiss and watch a 90-second film directed by Johan Renck and starring Karen Elson.

The exhibition takes place on 25 and 26 November at Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, London W1. Visits are by appointment and all pieces will be available to buy.

Cartier Diamonds exhibit London 2015