Incredıble jewels of Grace Kelly by Cartıer
We invite you to learn more about the Cartier jewelry, owned by the muse of Alfred Hitchcock – Grace Kelly. Prince Rainier III of Monaco met Kelly in 1955, when she starred in Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief on the French Riviera – at that time actress was 28 years old. So the Crown Prince realized that he wanted to tie the knot with a blonde beauty with porcelain skin and expressive eyes.
Prince Rainier III of Monaco gave Grace a jewelry “ring of eternity” by Cartier, inlaid with diamonds and rubies for first engagement. The prince personally chose this combination of precious stones because it echoed the colors of the Monaco flag. By the way, this was a violation of tradition, because usually the “ring of eternity” is given for the birth of a child or a wedding anniversary. So here the most interesting thing begins – already in 1956 its place on the graceful ring finger of Grace Kelly was replaced by another.
The second engagement ring turned out to be more classic – Cartier created a jewelry for the icon of cinema with an emerald-cut diamond weighing 10.47 carats on a platinum bezel and framed by two smaller baguette-cut stones. The most attentive may spot it on Kelly’s finger in the 1956 film High Society. The picture was the last that she starred.
Another wedding gift from Prince Rainier III of Monaco was the Cartier three-tiered diamond necklace. The platinum jewelry was complemented by the watchmakers of the jewelry and watch brand with colorless round and baguette-cut diamonds weighing 64 carats. The actress’s granddaughter, Charlotte Casiraghi, decided to pay tribute to her grandmother and donned the legendary necklace on her wedding day in June 2019.
The offerings of the future spouse Grace Kelly didn’t end. In april 18, 1956 actress visited the Opera House of Monte Carlo. Even in black and white photographs, the jewelry that she wore an evening shines brightest. In addition to the diamond necklace you already know, on Kelly’s head can see the Cartier Bains de Mer Tiara, designed with massive rubies and colorless diamonds. Someones know that the three main elements of the Bains de Mer Tiara were removable, so if desired, Grace turned them to earrings or brooches. Later, Cartier decided to complement the Bains de Mer Tiara with a half-parure, also creating a ring and earrings with rubies.