Cartier International, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious luxury maisons, has joined CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, as a commercial member.
The company, which designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells jewellery, leather goods and watches was founded by Louis-François Cartier in Paris in 1847, and is today a subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont Group. It operates more than more than 200 boutiques in more than 60 countries, and three flagship stores in Paris, New York and London. Its revenues in 2022 stood at approximately $12.4 billion.
“We are delighted to welcome Cartier International into the World Jewellery Confederation,” said CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri. “Its historical legacy, commitment to excellence and worldwide prestige are unprecedented, but it also is pioneering our industry’s journey towards full sustainability, realising our responsibility to the long-term wellbeing of all our stakeholders and health of our planet. We are most happy to be doing that together.”
Cyrille Vigneron, Cartier International’s President and CEO, said, “One of the most striking characteristics of the jewellery business is the interdependence of all the participants in the distribution chain, meaning that the integrity of each one of us relies on the integrity of others. CIBJO provides the forum where all players may gather and discuss our common interests, formulate universal standards and define general operating principles that both protect both us and the consumers we serve. We are proud to be part of the CIBJO community.”