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Brilliant - Cartier in the 20th Century

Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century

 |  by Senay Gokcen
Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, on view at the Denver Art Museum from November 16 to March 15, 2015, will bring together a dazzling array of lavish jewelry, timepieces, and precious objects.

The exhibition will showcase the iconic Parisian jewelry brand's evolution throughout the 20th century as it became the epitome of luxury accessories.

Brilliant illustrates the historical events that influenced the brand's direction through objects dating from 1900 to 1975.

A rare opportunity to view the breadth of Cartier's collection, DAM's presentation brings audiences on a decadent journey through the last century, from European royalty and aristocrats to the Roaring '20s to the age of Hollywood glamour.

Among the remarkable pieces featured in the exhibition are a diamond, emerald, and ruby encrusted crocodile necklace created for Mexican actress Maria Felix (1975); a scarab buckle brooch made with ancient Egyptian faience, smoky quartz, and diamonds (1925); and an exquisite bib necklace adorned with gold, amethysts, turquoises, diamonds, and platinum (1947).
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