I took my mother and aunt to this exhibition on Cartier jewelry organized at the Thyssen - Bornemisza Museum.This exhibition and catalog is suitable for dreams.Cartier was the first to use platinum for diamond settings. Until then this metal was used just in industry and particularly in the design of the "wagons-lits". Around 1859, Cartier started using the metal for objects such as walking-sticks, and somewhat later for jewelry. It was a complete break-through that allowed the new modern and more dainty designs (Art Nouveau – Art Déco…). They were also pioneers in the Orientalisme trend that was felt across the Arts, using as inspiring sources the arts from Russia, India, Egypt, China and, less so, Japan.I would have liked just a bit more of historical content in the catalog and a greater discussion on the designs, production and patrons.Cartier, 13 Rue de la Paix, circa 1915.