Must-see Cartier jewels at National Gallery of Australia

The best of Cartier exhibition at Australia's National Gallery, Canberra. Expect aristocrats, Art Deco, exoticism and lots of sighs.  Find out more here.

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  • Cartier’s royal favour is epitomised by the items loaned by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The platinum and diamond 1936 Halo tiara by Cartier London that Kate Middleton wore for her wedding is one of the first treasures that greets viewers. Photo: Royal Collection Trust/All Rights Reserved
  • The one creation not to miss is the Cartier London Tutti Frutti bandeau, made in 1928 for Lady Mountbatten on long-term loan to Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The V&A is usually the only place in the world to view this masterpiece. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • This magnificent 1932 emerald necklace design from Cartier London, that belonged to Lady Beatrice Forbes, Countess of Granard but is now in the Cartier Collection, displays a mysterious143.23-carat cushion-shaped polished emerald.Photo: © Cartier
  • Cartier Paris hairpin c.1905, with seed pearls, diamonds, and celluloid, that was owned by Australian-born opera diva Dame Nellie Melba.Photo: NGA (part of NGA collection)  
  • Cartier Paris Stomacher sapphire and diamond brooch, 1907 (from the Cartier Collection), normally worn at the front opening of a woman's gown or bodice. It has a millegrain setting with the extraordinary dimensions of 21 x 12.9 cm. The exhibition runs until 22 July in Canberra at the National Gallery. Photo: © Cartier
  • René Boivin emerald and aquamarine starfish brooch estimate: $70,000 -  $100,000
     

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