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The Cartiers by Francesca Cartier Brickell

The Cartiers: The Untold Story of a Jewellery Dynasty

Francesca Cartier Brickell

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Imprint: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publication date: 19 Nov 2019
ISBN: 9780593158098

The captivating story of the family behind Cartier and the three brothers who turned their grandfather's humble Parisian jewellery store into a global luxury icon-as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives

3 stars out of 5
Anne de Courcy
30 Nov 2019

"the story of the family’s rise from simple artisans to originators, creators, super salesmen and friends to the rich and famous is extraordinary"

Like many American books, it’s too long for its subject, being packed with the sort of obscure detail fascinating to family members but less enthralling to others. I could have done instead with more direct quotes, and more anecdotes about the women who bought these amazing jewels — Grace Kelly’s huge diamond solitaire engagement ring was one — and wore them so flamboyantly.

Having said that, the story of the family’s rise from simple artisans to originators, creators, super salesmen and friends to the rich and famous is extraordinary. It rests largely on the shoulders of three brothers, Louis, Pierre and Jacques Cartier.

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