The Tiffany Blue Box, Tiffany Setting, and the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s—these are not merely icons of the American jewellery house, but milestones achieved through more than a century of history.
Which is why Tiffany & Co. is celebrating its 180 years of jewellery-making in a one-of-a-kind exhibition in Shanghai, China this September.
Titled Vision & Virtuosity, the showcase is “a tribute to Tiffany & Co., which has stood for masterful craftsmanship and innovative design since Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City in 1837,” said chief executive officer Alessandro Bogliolo. The title also nods towards the two values close to the heart of Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany's largest scale exhibition in almost a century, it will feature approximately 350 artefacts from the French Crown Jewels to the celebrated Tiffany Diamond. This includes over 100 objects that will be displayed to the public for the first time.
Visitors at the exhibition will embark on a thematic journey of the jeweller’s history, divided into six chapters—Blue Is the Colour of Dreams, The World of Tiffany, The Tiffany Blue Book, Tiffany Love, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Diamonds: Miracles of Nature. Here’s what to look out for: