In 1912, Jacques Cartier visited the Gulf – a starting point for the now long-standing relationship Maison Cartier shares with the Middle East. His wanderlust went on to influence some of the most coveted jewellery pieces today, mostly inspired by the arts and heritage of the Arab world.
So it only made sense for Maison to shift its focus to Saudi Arabia, more specifically, its flagship boutique in Al Faisaliyah for its next High Jewellery exhibition.
Located in Riyadh, the exhibition consisted of more than 150 High Jewellery creations, including 30 historic Cartier pieces showcased for the first time in the Middle East.
Ranging across exceptional jewellery creations, timepieces and accessories – of which paid tribute to the style and creativity of Cartier – the coveted pieces are presented in a magical scenography featuring a flower garden.
Symbolising Cartier’s icon, the collection exhibition continues the Panthère’s journey across the Kingdom as the Maison aims to expand its operations in Saudi Arabia.
“We are proud to present this stunning showcase of creations from the Cartier Collection for the first time in Saudi Arabia, sharing more than 170 years of history, style and creativity and reaffirming the long and rich connection between Cartier and the Arabian Gulf,” said Kalid Lanssari, Managing Director of Cartier Saudi Arabia. “Today, it is our responsibility and privilege to support the dynamic cultural heritage and ecosystem in the Kingdom, and proudly invite the Saudi public to discover the diverse universe of Cartier.”
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