A reference in the world of luxury since 1847, Cartier, whose name is synonymous with openness and curiosity, stands out with its creations and unveils beauty wherever it may be found.
From jewellery to high jewellery, from watchmaking to fragrances, leather goods and accessories, Cartier's creations symbolise the convergence between exceptional savoir-faire and a timeless style.
A fully engaged French house in step with its time, Cartier continues to enrich its heritage – in particular through the many Cartier Collection exhibitions worldwide – and to support craftsmanship, notably through the Maison des Métiers d’Art since 2015.
With the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards, Cartier Philanthropy and the Responsible Jewellery Council, which it co-founded, Cartier also contributes to its era’s social, cultural and artistic life.
Derived from the Greek word gluptikos, glyptics originally designated the engraving of gemstones. Employed to decorate objects in ancient times, fine gems, hard stones and other noble material sculpted by direct carving progressively became true works of art and made their way into high jewellery creations.
Glyptics is one of the many ancestral skills applied and encouraged by Cartier. In 2010 the Maison became the only fine jeweller with an in-house workshop headed by a Maître d’art, Philippe Nicolas, who teaches this rare art to apprentices with patience and passion.
Masters at work: Glyptics
Bracelet Watch, 2018
Pair of Clip Brooches, 1936
Photograph From Louis Cartier’s Collection, 1936
Vanity Case, 1930
Plaster Cast of a Brooch, 1910
Inro with Four Compartments, c. 1890
Inro with Two Compartments, c. 1890
Plaster Cast of a Pendant, 1911
Sculpted Lily of the Valley, circa 1908
Sculpted Tree, 1925
Plaster Cast of a Brooch, 1907
Plaster Cast of a Brooch, 1911
Design Drawing for a Vanity Case, 1927
Design Drawing for a Bonzai Charm, 1925