Into The BLUE
Tiffany & Co. reveals a glittering collection of jewels that reflects all aspects of the ocean’s splendour. ur. Cai Mei Khoo heads to Hong Kong for a closer look. k.
Tassel necklace with sapphires and diamonds, Tiffany & Co.
If you regularly follow bloggers Aimee Song of Song of Style or Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad on either their blogs or Instagram accounts, you would have noticed the bold Atlas bangle in gold from Tiffany & Co., or thinner versions of it in different materials, stacked on their wrists. Slimmer and more refined than its predecessors yet undeniably a statement piece, the new Atlas bangle is an instant eye-catcher. The updated collection was unveiled during the recent New York Fashion Week, where bloggers joined Karen Elson, the face of the Atlas collection, at Tiffany & Co.’s flagship store on 727 Fifth Avenue for the launch.
With sleek Roman numerals as its key design feature, the Atlas is one of the brand’s most iconic designs. First launched in 1995, the Atlas collection, named after the Greek god of astronomy and navigation, takes inspiration from the historic clock that hangs outside the New York City flagship store. The nine-foot bronzed statue of the mythological figure carries the clock that measures approximately four feet in diameter on its shoulders. First mounted in 1853 above the Tiffany store at 550 Broadway, the clock is an enduring symbol of the brand’s rich history.
Halfway across the world at the Tiffany & Co. press presentation in Hong Kong, I try on the Atlas bangle in 18-karat yellow gold for size. It sits beautifully on my wrist and even matches my sunny yellow dress. The thinner version in pink gold, bordered with dazzling diamonds, was another stunning piece that caught my eye.
Karen Elson wearing the Atlas collection Showing off Tiffany & Co.’s huge pearl rings
Jean Schlumberger bangles in gold with hand- carved lapis lazuli, pearls, and diamonds, Tiffany & Co.
The show space
( From left) Earrings in platinum with aquamarines and diamonds; and earrings in platinum with green tourmalines and diamonds, both from Tiffany & Co.