Tiffany & Co jewellery is rethought for a modern age
Tiffany & Co interweaves bold historical references into new Blue Book high jewellery collection: Colors of Nature
Tiffany & Co – the storied New York jeweller – today unveils its new Blue Book high jewellery collection, Colors of Nature.
Classic designs from Jean Schlumberger, rethought for a modern age, sit alongside new high jewellery rings, necklaces and brooches in a vibrant prism of colour. The jewels nod to the heritage of the French jewellery designer, whose mischevious designs for Tiffany & Co in the twentieth century encapsulated his love of natural symbols.
Now, his designs make up the themes of this new collection – Land, Earth, Sea and Sky – in a clever twist which also interweaves in Tiffany & Co’s history of including coloured gemstones in quintessential designs. ‘Nature is deeply rooted in Tiffany’s heritage and has always been a source of inspiration,’ notes Victoria Reynolds, chief gemologist and vice president of global merchandising for Tiffany & Co high jewellery. ‘The connection to nature in high jewellery is quite timeless and it is a theme that has inspired jewellery from ancient times to today, especially inspiring Tiffany’s Blue Book collections. The overarching concept for this year’s collection, Colors of Nature, is a celebration of the colours of our world—whether deep within it to those that pervade and extend far beyond it — whereby magnificent coloured gems and diamonds become breath-taking symbols of the vivid hues and beauty all around us.’
The jewels draw natural symbols - flowers, butterflies, starfish, sea turtles - in precious stones. Some pieces specifically pay tribute to Schlumberger, such as the Twin Fish brooch studded red paillonné and emeralds, square diamonds and round brilliant diamonds. In other pieces, raindrops of diamonds create fluid silhouettes, making for playful and cheerful high jewellery. ‘Jean Schlumberger had a unique ability to transform the worldly into the otherworldly, and it is this creative spirit that is celebrated in the collection,’ Reynolds adds. §