Bling at its best at the Denver Art Museum


DENVER  From the jewels of Elizabeth Taylor to the diamonds of the Duchess of Windsor, the latest exhibit at the Denver Art Museum brings some of the world's most extravagant jewelry under one roof.
Brilliant  Cartier in the 20th Century takes visitors through luxury and style of celebrities, socialites, princesses and princes from the 1900s up to 1976.
Artnet.com named this art exhibit one of the must see art exhibits in the world.


The curator says it's a unique combination of history and beauty.
"We have quite a few pieces that were owned by the Vanderbilt family. Barbara Hutton was heiress to the Woolworth fortune and Evalyn Walsh McLean was the heiress to the Colorado gold mining fortune," curator Margaret Young Sanchez said.
Young-Sanchez approached Cartier, and they allowed her to dip into the Cartier Collection archives to assemble the exhibit.
There's 200 pieces from the Cartier Collection along with 50 others from museums and private lenders.
And the sights are not just for women. There's a whole section dedicated to men with a look at what Clark Gable and Andy Warhol wore back in the day. Also, there's a part of the exhibit dedicated to jewelry makers and the instruments they used to make some of the elaborate pieces you see.


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