Blackpink’s Rosé has taken to Instagram to tease Tiffany & Co’s upcoming Yellow Event, which showcases the storied American jeweller’s panoply of yellow gemstone jewellery.
In a short clip, the K-pop star is seen looking intently at the historic Tiffany Diamond, one of the biggest and most exquisite yellow diamonds in the world. The 128.54-carat yellow gem also represents a cornerstone of Tiffany & Co’s 185-year-old heritage in jewellery.
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The gem was discovered as a rough stone in the Kimberly diamond mines in South Africa in 1877. It weighed 287.42 carats, making it the largest yellow diamond in history at the time.
A year later, it was acquired by Tiffany & Co founder Charles Lewis Tiffany, then known as the “King of Diamonds” for his passion in establishing those gemstones as an emblem of luxury in America. He ordered the yellow diamond to be cut to emphasise its brilliant, natural colour, resulting in the glowing, 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond known today.
The legendary gemstone has since been on display in a vault-like vitrine at Tiffany & Co’s Fifth Avenue flagship in New York—the same store that Audrey Hepburn peers into in the famous opening scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.