Cartier's dazzling new exhibit at DAM
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You’ve long admired Cartier’s iconic panther and timeless designs. But did you know the French jewelry house was a key player in shaping the Art Deco movement? Or that Louis Cartier was one of the first innovators to create a watch worn on the wrist?

These and other discoveries await at Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century, a sparkling new retrospective on display at the Denver Art Museum.

Expect to see some of Cartier’s finest jewelry, precious objects and timepieces--all showcased alongside the cultural artifacts and famous faces that helped the Maison define glamour from 1900 to 1975.

While the exquisite women’s jewels are definitely the main attraction (this 143-carat emerald beauty is worth a trip in itself), don’t miss the collection of rare men’s items (think gorgeous cuff links, inscribed cigarette cases and custom gifts to commemorate events like America’s lunar landing and Lindbergh’s first transatlantic flight).

In other words, get ready to indulge both your eye for beauty and your curious mind.

Runs from November 16, 2014, to March 15, 2015; Denver Art Museum; 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.; 720-865-5000 or brilliantindenver.com

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