The exhibition 'Cartier: Style & History' currently showing at the Grand Palais in Paris is the perfect place in which to immerse yourself completely in the history of jewellery design and style spanning a century and a half. Six hundred jewels trace the history of whims and fancies of the world's wealthiest men and women, and what delighted them in different eras.
And many of these glittering jewels, watches and precious items tell fascinating stories, often close to the heart. As the leading jeweller to royalty, celebrities and the wealthy, it is to Cartier they turned when they needed a special something to present to their beloved.
Take a closer look at the jewels of Elizabeth Taylor, Marlene Deitrich and Mrs Cole Porter, which were given as tokens of love. Each piece tells a story as passionate as the couple with whom it will forever be associated.
The ruby and diamond necklace gifted to Elizabeth Taylor by Mike Todd.
The Cartier-Burton diamond - the first million-dollar diamond - as worn by Elizabeth Taylor at the 1970 Academy Awards.
In 1925, Cole Porter bought his wife a Tutti Frutti bracelet, which was inspired by the Cartier brothers' trip to India.
Mike Todd helps Elizabeth Taylor into the Cartier ruby and diamond necklace, which he presented to her poolside on the Côte d'Azur.