Tiffany & Co‘s light robin egg blue coloured boxes are instantly recognisable — but the brand’s high end jewellery pieces nestled within are what we all lustre over. Yet glancing through their extensive selection of jewellery pieces, one may realise that most are designed in the house’s iconic style — timeless, elegant, and pure diamonds. This season, the brand is kicking it up a notch by injecting a good dose of colour into its range.
Named Extraordinary Colors of Tiffany Collection, the range spotlights earrings and necklaces made with an array of coloured gems and rare stones. These modern designs are meticulously crafted by artisans, accentuating the beauty of these magnificent stones to create enduring classics.
Such a move from the brand may seem rare but in truth, coloured gemstones played a huge role in establishing Tiffany’s reputation as a world-renowned jeweller. As coloured gemstones were rarely used prior to the mid-19th century, founder Charles Lewis Tiffany took tourmaline — a black-hued crystal and turned it into a successful story.
This year’s collection sees to use of tsavorites, tanzanites, kunzites and morganites — a colorful quartet known as the Tiffany Legacy Gemstones. It’s a nod to the American luxury jewelry house’s history where these gems were introduced in the 19th century. Rare rubies, emeralds and sapphires are also featured in the collection, as well as important rubellites and fire opals, all which are designed in unique settings to allow the gemstones to radiate with color and light.
One of the main pieces of the collection is an exquisite necklace composed of 19 oval unenhanced rubies, totaling over 28 carats, with square and baguette diamonds set in platinum. These stones originate from Mozambique and are exceptional in colour, with a saturated hue and slightly purple component. It comes with matching earrings.
Another piece worth highlighting is a striking bracelet, made with over 107 total carots of custom-cut baguette aquamarines. The pieces are set in a platinum float below a medley of pavé diamond clouds. A pair of earrings are also designed to echo this same motif, with over 21 total carats that sway below princess-cut diamonds.
“Every Tiffany jewel is a glorious showcase of the most beautiful and exotic gems nature has to offer,” says Melvyn Kirtley, chief gemologist at Tiffany & Co. “A rainbow of hues range from verdant green emeralds to the pure orange of a rare sapphire, the extraordinary gemstones featured in this collection exemplify Tiffany’s prominence in craftsmanship and design.”