The Art of Passion and Style of Cartier

This presentation delivered by Anne Schofield, focuses on the art, imagination, passion and style of the prestigious House of Cartier throughout the 20th century, which rose to a position of pre-eminence in the world during the 1920’s. With its innovative and exotic jewels in platinum and diamonds, combinations of coloured stones outlining and delineating the designs. Inspiration came from India, East Asia and Ancient Egypt.

Featured in this exhibition, are jewels belonging to aristocratic and royal families of Europe, turn- of the century jewels belonging to the famous opera star Dame Nellie Melba; Wallis Simpson, The Duchess of Windsor; and movie stars Marlene Dietrich , Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Maria Felix.

Highlights of the Exhibition are some jewels from the Royal Collection, and a selection of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s personal favourites including the Halo tiara  which she leant to Kate Middleton for her wedding to HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Anne Schofield has a B.A. Dip. Ed from Sydney University, and established the first shop in Australia specialising in antique jewellery in Queen St Woollahra in 1970. She is a Life Fellow of the Powerhouse Museum , Member of the Australian Art & Antique Dealers Association and author of two books , ‘Jewels on Queen’ and with Kevin Fahy, ‘Australian Jewellery 19th and early 20th century’