14 March 2010

Cartier and America

Yesterday, in San Francisco, my family visited the Legion of Honor Museum to view the Cartier and America exhibit. The exhibit contains the diamond pieces of the 1920s and 1930s and more unique creations with precious and semi-precious stone carvings. Watches, clocks, tiaras, necklaces, bracelets, and some of the most amazing jewelry filled the exhibit. Some of my favorite pieces had stone carvings of coral and sapphire. The emerald pieces were also exquisite. Cartier's designs are all so outstanding and so detailed. The bezels on his rings have intricate heart details, diamonds, and rubies. There was a snake necklace with over 2,000 diamonds and enamel that moved and flowed to mimic a snake's slither. Every piece created went through so much planning and thought. It was such a beautiful exhibit.

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