[Relationship with the Royal Family]
In 1856, the common relatives of the two French emperors from the Napoleon’s family, Napoleon I’s niece and Napoleon III’s cousin, Princess Mathilde, became the first royal guest received by Cartier. Within three years, Princess Mathilde ordered 55 pieces of jewelry from Cartier. In 1904, Cartier was firstly authorized by the royal family to become the royal supplier of King Edward VII. It was also appointed as the royal supplier by the Spanish King Alfonso XIII. The Queen Victoria of Great British Empire, also purchased a Cartier Love necklace replica in Indian style from Cartier. From 1905 to 1919, Cartier jewelry replica was appointed as a royal supplier by Portugal, Russia, Siam, Serbia, France and Belgium one after another.
Cartier does not only serve the royal family. Louis Cartier made the first wrist watch in the world, the Cartier Santos replica, in order to make it easier for his lifelong bosom friend – the talented Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos Dumont, to know and master the time while flying. At the end of the 19th century, Cartier pioneered the use of platinum in diamond-studded bases to create a variety of amazing masterpieces in a beautiful Garland style. The huge potential of platinum was first discovered by Cartier, and set a milestone in the history of jewelry development.
The three brothers of Cartier continued to travel around the world, searching for treasures and hunting for novelty: they went to Russia to find the finest enamel and the precious jade of the carved animals; they searched for the perfect pearls in the Persian Gulf; they travelled to India, carried the beautiful jewelry of the local maharajahs back to London studio. In jewelry design, Cartier forms a completely abstract design through geometric figures, and expresses the characteristics of foreign cultures through special channels.