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 - - CONTENTS - by LIANNE BI­DAL THOMP­SON

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.

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