Cartier will take center stage on November 16 when the Denver Art Museum opens an exhibition featuring 250 masterful works from the brand over the past century. Many of the pieces are on loan from the Cartier Collection, which comprises more than 1,500 culturally and historically significant Cartier designs, from gem-encrusted tiaras, necklaces, rings, and bracelets to watches and the company’s famous Mystery Clocks. Among the items on exhibit are an elaborate crocodile necklace made with gold, diamonds, emeralds, and rubies that was created for the Mexican film actor María Félix in 1975; the Duchess of Windsor’s vibrant flamingo brooch, from circa 1940; and a 1937 watch that is topped with a gold coin. In addition to the jewelry and watches, the exhibition outlines the 167-year history of the illustrious French brand through images, archival drawings, and magazines.
To celebrate the grand exhibition, the Ritz-Carlton, Denver, is offering a Cartier VIP Experience package from November 16 through the close of the exhibit on March 15, 2015. Rates start at $394 per night and include two VIP tickets to the exhibition with front-of-the-line access; breakfast for two at Elway’s restaurant; and a copy of Cartier, Philip Tretiak’s comprehensive book on the brand’s history. Additionally, the Ritz-Carlton Spa has introduced the Cartier-inspired Diamond Brilliance Lifting Facial ($400), which uses diamond-derived exfoliants. (www.cartier.us)