Duchess of Cambridge's wedding tiara made for the Queen Mother in 1936 goes on display in ParisCartier made the halo tiara after being commission by the Queen's father, King George VIIt was a gift for the Queen Mother who then passed it down to her daughterQueen has previously lent priceless headpiece to Princesses Margaret and AnneIt has 739 brilliant cut diamonds and 149 baguette cut diamondsDuchess of Cambridge wore it when she married Prince WilliamIt will go on show in Cartier exhibition at Grand Palais, Paris, until 16 FebruaryPassed down the royal generations: The tiara was made as a gift by the Queen's father for her mother, the then Princess Elizabeth, left. It was then given to the Queen on her 18th birthday and she has lent it to her sister Princess Margaret, centre, and daughter, Princess Anne, right, over the years
The tiara can be seen at the Cartier display at the Grand Palais, Paris, until 16 February.
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, a number of other jewels worn by royalty and Hollywood legends will also be part of Cartier's biggest ever exhibition.
Grace Kelly's engagement ring and pieces commissioned and worn by the Duchess of Windsor will be among the exhibits. A display of diamonds wouldn't be complete with those worn by the late Elizabeth Taylor, and some of her stunning gems will be shown.
The 9.65 x 9.59 cm brooch was made with stones belonging to the Duchess herself with the flamingo's body set with calibrated diamonds, sapphire feathers, rubies and emeralds. Her husband,Edward, the abdicated King,rolex datejust acier contrefaçon
, bought it for her shortly before the couple fled their home in France as the Nazis advanced. The item will be on show as well as Toussaint's original design sketches.
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, creating brooches depicting caged birds when France was occupied by the Nazis during World War Two. They were displayed in the windows of rue de la Paix, symbolising the plight of occupied France. One of the brooches created in 1944, after the Liberation of Paris, will be in the exhibition showing a freed bird made from gems in France's tricolour.
Decadent: Mexican actress Maria Felix asked Cartier to create necklaces and bracelets for her in the shape of crocodiles and snakes. The crocodile necklace, left, made in 1975, weighs more than 126 carats and she can be seen wearing it, right
The exhibition is curated by Laurent Salom, scientific director to the Runion des Muses Nationaux Grand Palais, and will feature 600 pieces of jewellery. Of those, 550 from the historic Cartier Collection while 50 are on loan from museums and private collectors around the world.
One of the highlights is actress Grace Kelly's emerald cut 10.47 carat engagement ring, given to her by Prince Rainier of Monaco. She can be seen wearing the gem in the film High Society, her final film before she retired from acting to focus on her royal duties and motherhood.
Actress Gloria Swanson also worn Cartier jewellery on the silver screen, wearing diamond, platinum and rock crystal bracelets created by Cartier in 1930 in Perfect Understanding and Sunset Boulevard. She commissioned the jewellers to create the bangles at the height of here fame the year after the Wall Street crash to celebrate her marriage to Frenchman Michael Farmer.
Elizabeth Taylor's jewels on show in the exhibition include her famous necklace made by Cartier featuring the La Peregrina pearl. The stone dates back to the 16th century when it was worn by Queen Mary Tudor. Centuries later, Richard Burton bought it at auction and gave it to Taylor as a Valentine's Day gift.
She then had it set into a ruby and diamond necklace, which sold for a then record price of 7.1m which it was auctioned in 2011.
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, heiress to the Woolworth stores will also be in the exhibition. Ever loyal to Cartier, she was known for her extravagant taste and frequently commissioned them to create jewellery for her. She was particularly fond of tigers and asked Toussaint to design a clip brooch and a pair of three dimensional ear clips featuring the animal.
Another of the jewellers biggest fans was Mexican actress Mara Flix's. She once visited them at rue de la Paix in 1975 accompanied by a baby crocodile in an aquarium and requested that they reproduce the animal in the form of a necklace. The piece was completed a few months later and was two entwined reptiles made from gold inset with diamonds and emeralds and weighing more than 126 carats.
She also commissioned Cartier to make numerous diamond inset snake necklaces and bracelets for her that she was often seen wearing wrapped around her neck and wrists.
The exhibition charts Cartier's place in history to the present day with examples of jewellery worn by recent stars on the red carpet including a diamond hair piece wore by Stella McCartney to the Met Ball in 2012. It was designed more than a century earlier by Louis Cartier in 1902 and the jewellers said it is now owned by an anonymous American client.
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