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Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain

Meet Francesca Cartier Brickell

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Acclaimed author and direct descendant of the Cartier Family, Francesca Cartier Brickell, is coming to Jewellery Arabia! Francesca is visiting Bahrain to retrace her great grandfather’s footsteps and share the untold stories about his visit to Bahrain 100 years ago. She will also present a visual description of Bahrain and its natural pearls.

Book Signing - November 22nd | 6:00 - 7:00 PM at DANAT's stand 

Book Talk - November 22nd | 8:00 - 9:00 PM at the Pearl Discovery Zone


THE CARTIERS offers a behind-the-scenes look at the firm's most iconic jewellery—the notoriously cursed Hope Diamond, the Romanov emeralds, the classic panther pieces—and the long line of stars from the worlds of fashion, film, and royalty who wore them. It is also a compelling family story. It tells of Louis Cartier, the visionary designer who created the first men's wristwatch to help an aviator friend tell the time without taking his hands from the controls of his flying machine, and Pierre Cartier, the master dealmaker who bought the New York headquarters on Fifth Avenue for a double-stranded natural pearl necklace. And Jacques Cartier, the globe-trotting gemstone expert whose travels to India gave Cartier access to the world's best rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, inspiring the celebrated Tutti-Frutti jewellery.

Encompassing the highs and lows of four generations, this extraordinary story traces the Cartier dynasty from the founding of the firm in the early 19th century through to its sale in the 1970’s. Featuring photos from the author’s archive and published in the two-hundredth anniversary year of the birth of the Cartier dynasty's founder, Louis-François Cartier, THE CARTIERS is a definitive social history shown through the deeply personal lens of one legendary family.