The Duchess of Windsor’s flamingo brooch is among the many Cartier jewels on display in Cartier biggest exhibition. The brooch was created by Jeanne Toussaint, Toussaint became director of Cartier’s luxury jewellery department in 1933. In a career spanning the decades, she designed and created some of the world’s most exquisite pieces of jewellery. The brooch was made with platinum gold, brilliant-cut diamonds, calibré-cut emeralds, sapphires, rubies and one citrine.
Cartier Style and History will be at the Grand Palais from 4 December 2013 - 16 February 2014