If diamonds are your best friend, Bond Street has plenty to whet your appetite in the form of, not one, but two Cartier stores.
The storied jewellers’ flagship store resides at 175-177 New Bond Street, while a short walk down the road leads you to Cartier at 40-41 Old Bond Street.
Both offer a luxurious selection of jewellery, watches, eyewear, fragrance, leather goods and their popular bridal range, with the Old Bond Street boutique also offering fine watchmaking and vintage Cartier, dating back as far as their founding years in the mid-19th century.
A ‘Care Service’ is available in store for repairs to your Cartier jewels. They’ll take expert care of it whether it’s a recent purchase or a family heirloom you’ve had for decades.
The ‘Watchmaking Workshop’ provides a similar service for your Cartier watch to ensure your timepiece lasts a lifetime.
If you’re looking for something truly unique, try their personally tailored ‘Set For You’ service. Choose from 17 different settings and then select a size of diamond befitting of the wearer for a creation that’s as special as they are.
Cartier’s relationship with London dates back to 1902 after Pierre Cartier (son of founder Alfred Cartier) moved here to extend the business to the British aristocracy, especially with the new King’s coronation on the horizon. Their jewels and service were so impressive that from 1904, Cartier became the official purveyor to the court of Edward VII.
If you have someone in your life, or maybe even yourself, who deserves to be treated like royalty, Cartier on Bond Street is your destination.
Weekend shoppers take note that both boutiques are closed on Sundays.