Adolphe Picard was a mentor to Louis-Franciois Cartier who was a watchmarket that purchased the small Parisian store in 1847 Adolphe Picard owned. His humble beginning transformed into a multinational luxury accessory and leather goods brand with 270 boutiques worldwide.
Wanna hear a love story? Estelle Arpels, daughter of a precious stone dealer, married Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a stonecutter, in 1895. It was said that in the 19th century, the main goal of marriage was to create alliances between families in order to create strong economic ties. After the wedding, Estelles Estelle’s brother, Charles, formed a partnership with Alfred.