Astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin traveled to Paris where they were presented with a trio of solid gold Lunar Excursion Module replicas created by iconic Parisian jeweler Cartier. While two of the three replicas remain in private collections, the third comprises one of the 1,360 pieces of the Cartier Collection. Opening March 16th, 2013 at The Forbes Galleries, Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age is an exhibition dedicated to “interstellar jewelry in all forms,” from pieces made to depict space exploration to jewelry worn by the astronauts themselves.
Check out the fascination replica above.
- Source: Cool Hunting
- Photography: Nils Hermann, Cartier Collection