February 5th was far from being a normal day in Saudi Arabia, with Riyadh welcoming Cartier’s first international event. During an unforgettable evening at the late King Faisal’s palace Qasar Al Maather, the Maison uncovered its latest high jewelry collection, Coloratura.
Also featuring exclusive pieces created for Cartier’s Saudi clients, the collection took the guests on a one-of-a-kind journey to the four corners of the globe – from India to Africa and the Orient. In fact, this comes as no surprise, taking into consideration the house’s long-standing relationship with these magnificent places.
And if you think that’s all, you’re absolutely wrong! In addition to the presentation of the stunning Coloratura high jewelry collection, the house held an exhibition in one of The Kingdom’s most iconic buildings in which were displayed pieces from the Cartier Patrimony Collection. Needless to say, this was Cartier’s special way of highlighting its main creative influences throughout its history.
Among the centuries-old pieces, the Asma Allah Al-Husna bracelet stood out as it charmed the visitors with its 19th century Islamic Arts inspired design. Showcased along with modern-day jewelry pieces, the exhibition was a bridge between the past and the present.
Below is a glimpse of the Cartier atmosphere that took over Riyadh last week.