Flecks and the City
We spend the week in NYC with Tif f any & Co. f or it s highly anticipated Blue Book Gala.
HILuxury spends the week in NYC with Tiffany & Co. for its highly anticipated Blue Book Gala.
HAWAI‘ I HAS INSPIRED ARTISTS OF ALL STRIPES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: GEORGIA O'KEEFE, ROBERT LOUIS Stevenson and Ansel Adams to name a few. So, it's not surprising that a trip to the Garden Isle launched one of Tiffany & Co.'s most stunning and innovative Blue Book collections to date.
In mid-April, the collection was unveiled at the New York City flagship to Tiffany & Co.'s VIP clients. Th e whirlwind week of parties (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Harper's Bazaar's 150th anniversary at the Rainbow Room) and viewings of the collection culminated with the Blue Book Gala at the historic St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.
Entitled “Th e Art of the Wild,” the 2017 offering of Tiffany's high jewelry collection is brimming with one-of-a-kind pieces refl ecting the lush surroundings that its design team encountered on Kaua‘ i. “They sort of went off and did their immersion,” says Melvyn Kirtley, chief gemologist and vice president of high jewelry for Tiffany & Co.
Th e collection, comprised of bejeweled parrots with moveable feathers, center stones the size of small fruits and necklaces featuring cascades of gems is not only a continuation of Tiffany & Co.'s tradition of honoring Mother Nature, but also a showcase for the designers' commitment to innovation.
Reverence for nature—both the inspiration and the materials it supplies, is inherent in Tiffany & Co.'s approach to sourcing materials. This is something that not only Kirtley, but also Anisa Kamadoli Costa, Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at Tiffany & Co. emphasizes.
“To underscore it, we are the diamond authority when it comes to selecting and choosing the world's most beautiful gemstones,” she explains. “But we're also the authority when it comes to making sure all of our precious metals are sourced responsibly and that the gemstones were sourced responsibly.