Cartier is arguably the world’s most iconic and respected eyewear brand. Their glasses are manufactured in France, Italy and Japan. In every single Cartier eyewear frame you’re going to find either genuine gold or genuine platinum, nothing is painted. It’s all plated with precious materials. That means that the longevity of a Cartier frame is so much higher than the longevity of a normal eyeglass frame because normal metal frames are going to chip the paintwork going to peel away because the plating on Cartier frames is done to twice the industry standard for thickness they retain their luminosity for years if not decades.