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The Resource The Cartiers : the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire, Francesca Cartier Brickell

The Cartiers : the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire, Francesca Cartier Brickell

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The Cartiers : the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire
Title
The Cartiers
Title remainder
the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire
Statement of responsibility
Francesca Cartier Brickell
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Cartiers is the revealing tale of a jewelry dynasty -- four generations, from revolutionary France to the 1960s. At its heart are the three brothers whose motto was "Never copy, only create" and who made their family firm internationally famous in the early days of the twentieth century, thanks to their unique and complementary talents: Louis Cartier, the visionary designer who created the first men's wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands from the controls of his flying machine; Pierre Cartier, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace; and Jacques Cartier, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world's best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti-Frutti jewelry. Francesca Cartier Brickell, whose great-grandfather was the youngest of the Cartier brothers, has traveled the world researching her family's history, tracking down those connected with her ancestors and discovering long-lost pieces of the puzzle along the way. Now she reveals never-before-told dramas, romances, intrigues, betrayals, and more. The Cartiers also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm's most iconic jewelry--the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces--and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them, from Indian maharajas and Russian grand duchesses to Wallis Simpson, Coco Chanel, and Elizabeth Taylor. Published in the two hundreth anniversary year of the birth of the dynasty's founder, Louis-Francois Cartier, this book is a magnificent, definitive, epic social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Brickell, Francesca Cartier
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cartier family
  • Cartier (Firm)
  • Jewelers
Target audience
adult
Label
The Cartiers : the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire, Francesca Cartier Brickell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 625 pages
Isbn
9780525621614
Lccn
2019034610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Ownership
*
Label
The Cartiers : the untold story of the family behind the jewelry empire, Francesca Cartier Brickell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiv, 625 pages
Isbn
9780525621614
Lccn
2019034610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Ownership
*

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