18 Jun 2022 By May Ng

Cartier Launches the New High Jewellery Collection Beautés du Monde in Madrid

Looking at the beauty of the world, preserving it and above all enriching it: this is a passion that has never ceased to imbue the Maison’s philosophy. The latest Beautés du Monde High Jewellery collection contributes to this, serving as a testament to Cartier’s wonder at the diversity of beauty and the extent to which Cartier is able to admire beauty, to then embellish it with a vision that translates into design, the tension of lines, the geometry or abstraction: a coral reef snakes along a flamboyant necklace; the skin of an iguana turns into a geometric matrix; a Chinese puzzle reveals a kaleidoscopic ring. 

Celebrating Beautés du Monde with Gala Dinner at Palacio de Liria 

Observing the beauty of the world in all its forms, in order to better share it – this was the theme of an exceptional reception held on June 14th to celebrate Cartier’s new High Jewellery collection, Beautés du Monde. 

For the evening, the prestigious Palacio de Liria was transformed into a sumptuous backdrop. This place of art and history, dating from the 18th century, is the residence of the XIX Duke of Alba, one of Spain’s most preeminent families and it added its rich history and splendour to the various interpretations of beauty created for this new collection. 

The unforgettable event was attended by many Friends of the Maison, invited by Cartier to mark the occasion, including Golshifteh Farahani, Mariacarla Boscono, Yara Shahidi, Vanessa Kirby, JISOO, Bianca Brandolini, Virginie Efira, Emma Chamberlain, Milena Smit, Blanca Li, Florence Kasumba, Tara Emad and Kimberley Anne Woltemas.

Following a visit of the property, the guests attended the Haute Couture show of the Maison Alvarno, created by the designers Arnaud Maillard and Alvaro Castejon. The dinner, opened by Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier, was created by Spanish chef Jesús Sánchez, who holds three Michelin stars. This was followed by a performance from choreographer Blanca Li, and a concert by Black Eyed Peas that continued into the early hours.

First Chapter of the Beautés du Monde Exhibition

Cartier unveiled an exhibition that showcases around 100 creations of the Beautés du Monde high jewellery collection’s first chapter in Madrid

From 13th June in Madrid, Cartier reveals this new collection, in a setting that lives up to its shining light. An exhibition reveals the roughly 100 pieces of the first chapter of the Beautés du Monde collection, as well as a selection of pieces from High Jewellery, Cartier Tradition and Haute Horlogerie.

For the mise en scène, Cartier has chosen the Embassy, a radical piece of architecture in the Brutalist vein from two architects, English WS Bryant and Madrid native Luis Blanco-Soler. Completed in 1966, the building was unoccupied until 2009. Committed to the preservation of heritage, the Maison undertook the entire renovation of the building, which is opening its doors at last for this event.



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