Founded in France, during 1847 by Louis-François Cartier, the brand is best known for its jewellery and wristwatches.
The exhibition will feature more than 300 examples from Cartier's glittering international clientele and icons of style that included royalty, aristocrats, socialites, and stars of the stage, cinema and music.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Halo tiara. Image from National Gallery of Australia.
Central to the exhibition is a group of beautiful items from the Royal collection, including a selection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's personal favourites which includes the Halo Tiara which she lent to Kate Middleton for her wedding to HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
Other highlights include Dame Nellie Melba's diamond stomacher brooch, Daisy Fellowes' Tutti-Frutti Hindu necklace, Barbara Hutton's imperial jadeite necklace, Princess Grace of Monaco's 10.48-carat diamond engagement ring and Dame Elizabeth Taylor's diamond and ruby necklace. You'll gain an insight into Cartier's iconic watch designs which will be explored through the workshop space.
Cartier Paris Crocodile necklace 1975. Image supplied by National Gallery of Australia.
Tickets are available online here or at a Ticketek outlet.
If you would like to view some of Cartier's most exquisite jewels, visit Canberra from 30 March to 22 July, 2018 for this unique exhibition.