We have two words for you: diamond salon. This magical place now exists within the oak-clad walls of Cartier's new two-storey flagship at 74 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, filled with the maison's most stunning diamond confections. It shares space with a Fine Watchmaking Salon - the first of its kind in Australia - private rooms swathed in shimmering silk satin and - wait for it - a selection of Cartier's High Jewellery creations previously impossible to source in Australia.
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If you can believe it, the space is as exquisite as the jewels it contains, from the magnificent marble spiral staircase to the huge crystal chandelier suspended above. A lacquered panther - Cartier's famous motif - that took over 200 hours to make takes pride of place on a central wall. If you're looking to give your Christmas shopping (or, ahem, engagement ring scouting) a little extra pizzazz, this is undoubtedly the place to do it.