History of Cartier
Louis-François Cartier founded Cartier in Paris in 1847 when he took over the workshop of his master. In 1874, Louis-François’ son Alfred Cartier took over the company, but it was Alfred’s sons Louis, Pierre and Jacques, who were responsible for establishing the brand name worldwide. The company remained family owned until 1972 when a group of investors purchased Cartier Paris and through the next 5 years purchased Cartier London and Cartier New York.
Cartier is well known for its gorgeous jewelry and wrist watches. Historical pieces like the “Bestiary” (best illustrated by the Panthère brooch of the 1940s created for Wallis Simpson), the diamond necklace created for Bhupinder Singh the Maharaja of Patiala and the first practical wristwatch, the Santos, of 1904.
The Here and Now
Cartier now operates more than 200 stores in 125 countries, with five flagship stores world-wide:
- Paris – 13, Rue de la Paix
- London – 175-177 New Bond Street
- New York – 653 Fifth Avenue
- Tokyo – Minami Aoyama
In September 2008, Cartier opened its first flagship store in Seoul, South Korea, named Cartier Maison located in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, with its facade inspired by Korean Bojagi wrapping cloth. Helmed by Managing Director Philippe Galtie, he said at the time of opening that it was the seventh largest in the world.
The current Cartier collections are the Panthère de Cartier, LOVE, Trinity de Cartier, Paris Nouvelle Vague, Caresse d’orchidées par Cartier, Juste un Clou, Diamants Légers de Cartier, C de Cartier, Entrelacés, Cartier Fauna and Flora and the Evasions Joaillières.
The Royal Treatment
Cartier has a long history of sales to royalty and celebrities. King Edward VII of England referred to Cartier as “the jeweler of kings and the king of jewelers.” For his coronation in 1902, Edward VII ordered 27 tiaras and issued a royal warrant to Cartier in 1904. Similar warrants soon followed from the courts of Spain, Portugal, Russia, Siam, Greece, Serbia, Belgium, Romania, Egypt, Albania, Monaco and the House of Orleans.
How to Pawn Cartier Jewelry
If you choose to use your Cartier jewelry as collateral for a pawn loan, the best way to get the highest offer is to keep it clean and well maintained. If you are collateralizing a Cartier watch that has extra links, or if you have a bracelet or necklace with an extra chain, send those assets to our online pawnshop as well.
Additionally, when pawning your item, include the original box and any relevant paperwork such as receipts or past appraisals. All of these items can add value so that you can receive the best possible offer for your Cartier jewelry. If you have any further questions about how to pawn jewelry, our team at Pawngo Pawngo is always happy to help. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you.
Why Pawn Your Jewelry at Pawngo
Our online pawnshop makes pawning your Cartier jewelry more convenient than ever. We let you establish the terms of your collateral loan, and you can repeat the loan as often as you need. This simple and secure solution allows you to meet your short-term financial goals and generate regular cash flow. So whether you need a small business loan or just some extra cash, our reliable online pawnshop can help.
After we receive your FedEx shipment, our GIA-certified gemologists will examine your Cartier jewelry and offer you a fair and honest price. Your items will then be stored in our state-of-the-art, secure storage facility so you can rest assured that they are always protected. Once your loan is paid off and you are ready to receive your items back, we will FedEx them back to you fully insured and at our expense.
People all over the country trust Pawngo with their fine jewelry. If you’re ready to trust us too, and you have fine jewelry you’d like to pawn, get the process started today.