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
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