YOU MAY NEVER SEE THE LIKES OF THIS PEARL AGAIN.
Tiffany & Co debuts a rare gem.
Ialways like to point out, to those who don’t know the bold streaks in Tiffany & Co.’s 180-year history, a few noteworthy events. There was the time Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg did the Fifth Avenue windows, the table setting created by Andy Warhol, the way Elsa Peretti revolutionized silver bracelets, and the fact that the company has named some of the rarest stones in the gem universe, including kunzite, morganite, and tanzanite. This view of the brand’s past can be obscured when you’re shopping for a graduation pen or Sweet 16 charm, but there is always the Blue Book to bring that legacy into focus. The collection of one-of-akind pieces has been shown annually since 1845. This year it includes this pendant, which bears the rare Melo Melo pearl. To track down one of these is a feat. To have two of this size and quality is, well, a miracle on 57th Street. Rustan’s Makati, 813.3739.
thE MODErN the tiffany Blue Book collection Melo pendant is strung on a flexible woven platinum cord. thE EXcEEDINgLy rArE Melo Melo pearls are natural, not cultured. Ones with this flamelike pattern are especially prized. thE cUrAtED the necklace was designed in platinum and diamonds to allow the Melo Melo pearls’ orange hue to shine. tIffANy & cO. melo pendant. the one-of-akind necklace WaS revealed in neW york city in april.