TIF­FANY & CO.

Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the four sea­sons and colours of na­ture, Tif­fany & Co.’s 2018 Blue Book Col­lec­tion: The Four Sea­sons of Tif­fany is a mas­ter­ful ex­pres­sion of cre­ativ­ity, crafts­man­ship and orig­i­nal­ity

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High Sea­son

Since pub­lish­ing its first Blue Book cat­a­logue in 1845, Tif­fany & Co. has con­tin­ued to build on its le­gacy of show­cas­ing flaw­less crafts­man­ship, peer­less in­no­va­tion in high jew­ellery de­sign and mas­ter­pieces of rare gems in its an­nual Blue Book edi­tions, ea­gerly an­tic­i­pated by con­nois­seurs. Speak­ing of this year’s col­lec­tion, chief artis­tic of­fi­cer of Tif­fany & Co. Reed Krakoff says, “The Tif­fany Blue Book Col­lec­tion serves as a lab­o­ra­tory for de­vel­op­ing ground­break­ing con­cepts that will one day make their way into new col­lec­tions. It’s where our most cre­ative, ex­per­i­men­tal and in­no­va­tive ideas be­gin.” The 2018 Blue Book Col­lec­tion: The Four Sea­sons of Tif­fany is com­prised of five themes; win­ter, spring, sum­mer, au­tumn and colour the­ory, draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from flora, fauna and the ar­chi­tec­tural com­plex­ity found in na­ture. The high jew­ellery col­lec­tion fea­tures one-of-a-kind pieces with mod­ern graphic shapes, crafted with time-hon­oured tech­niques and set with ex­cep­tional gemstones. The win­ter theme em­bod­ies the iconic Amer­i­can Art Deco style through ex­em­plary de­signs and a glacial colour pal­ette of aquamarine blue, sil­ver and grey. The col­lec­tion fea­tures a never-seen-be­fore ice mo­tif, which was achieved by highly-skilled ar­ti­sans who in­di­vid­u­ally cut each di­a­mond into jagged, unique shapes that mimic an ice­berg adrift on a sea of plat­inum. Play­ing with con­trast and ir­reg­u­lar­ity is a lin­ear

di­a­mond-set neck­lace in plat­inum with baguette and round bril­liant diamonds to­tal­ing over 50 carats, and rare blue grey and grey diamonds, over 13 carats, cre­ated to look like frost. Spring builds on a stun­ning con­trast be­tween ge­om­e­try and the ephemeral beauty of na­ture. The pieces within the theme sees blos­som­ing hy­drangea de­signs with in­tri­cate clus­ters of flow­ers, off-cen­tered group­ings and mixed-cut diamonds jux­ta­posed with multi-hued sap­phires, tour­ma­lines and tan­zan­ites cre­at­ing a dra­matic om­bre ef­fect. In sum­mer, del­i­cate, di­a­mond-en­crusted moths flut­ter against bold, an­gu­lar links, a de­sign in­spired by the brand’s fa­mous 1940s ‘Tank’ range. An 18k yel­low gold bracelet an­chors dif­fer­ent size moths that ap­pear to be in flight or land­ing, al­low­ing the nat­u­ral pat­tern and

move­ment of these crea­tures to give this clas­sic chain a mod­ern up­date. Au­tumn rev­els in light­ness and in­ter­play of gem­stone colours and cuts. Free-flow­ing vines weave in tan­dem with na­ture in a stun­ning neck­lace, where over­lap­ping chains re­veal a fern mo­tif that emerges and gen­tly drapes down the back. This or­ganic sil­hou­ette cre­ates a fluid line with mixed-cut diamonds set in plat­inum, in­clud­ing nine mar­quise diamonds, 333 round bril­liant diamonds and 85 di­a­mond baguettes. The 2018 Blue Book is brought full cir­cle with the colour the­ory theme, which sees a vi­brant gra­da­tion rang­ing from in­tensely sat­u­rated coloured gemstones to white diamonds. Cap­tur­ing the sub­tle shift in pal­ette of the four sea­sons theme, the de­signs echo a Pan­tone colour wheel and sym­bol­ize Tif­fany & Co.’s her­itage of sourc­ing the world’s rarest diamonds and gemstones of un­sur­passed qual­ity. The ex­quis­ite high jew­ellery of this col­lec­tion em­body the jew­eller’s pas­sion for el­e­vat­ing the beauty of na­ture and rein­ter­pret­ing it through un­par­al­leled artistry that has de­fined the brand since 1837.

The 2018 Blue Book is brought full cir­cle with the colour the­ory theme, which sees a vi­brant gra­da­tion rang­ing from in­tensely sat­u­rated coloured gemstones to white diamonds

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