Art Museum hosts ‘Brilliant’ Cartier jewlery exhibit in November

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DENVER — The Denver Art Museum will play host to the “Brilliant” exhibit beginning Nov. 16 at the Hamilton Wing of the museum.

The show highlights the work of the Cartier multi-generational family of jewelers, focusing in on Jacques, Pierre and Louis who were sons of Alfred whose father, Louis-Francois Cartier founded Cartier in Paris in 1847.

The museum offered a sneak-peek to the news media Tuesday of a stunning Cartier ruby-and-diamond necklace, earrings and bracelet, which were given to Liz Taylor by one of her many husbands in her life.

The necklace may also be worn as a tiara, is loaded with eight cushion-shaped and oval faceted Burmese rubies. The platinum, gold, round brilliant, baguette and fancy-cut diamonds were made in 1951.

This show is about the three grandkids who expanded the brand by opening shops in Paris, London and New York City.

It highlights their stunning, jewelry, timepieces and precious objects created between 1900 and 1975.

For more information on the show visit www.brilliantindenver.com

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