December 15, 2015
As a second feature in our Designer Spotlight series, we’ll be taking a look at one of the oldest, and most respected, luxury jewelry designers: Cartier.
Cartier’s history dates back to 1847 when it was founded by Louis Francois Cartier in Paris, France, where its headquarters remains to this day. Louis Francois began the jewelry trade as a watchmaker’s apprentice, quickly making a name for his company by showing extraordinary and extravagant craftsmanship. Cartier’s list of clients continued to grow over the next few years, even after the company was passed to his son Alfred.
A few years later, the company was handed over to Alfred’s three sons, Louis, Pierre, and Jacque, who are credited with giving the Carti ...