Jewels & Time 2020: Tiffany & Co Shows its Design Prowess With its Extraordinary Tiffany High Jewellery Collection
Tiffany & Co is known to be an authority in diamonds, regularly releasing scintillating and sparkling creations to capture the hearts of men and women the world over. But each year, it also pushes its artistic ability to debut a high jewellery collection, where brilliant design, magnificent gemstones and superlative workmanship take centre stage. This year is no exception. Meticulously handcrafted by its artisans, Extraordinary Tiffany includes designs by its chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff as well as a small selection of French designer Jean Schlumberger’s fantastical vintage creations for the brand.
Jewels & Time picks out some breathtaking creations from the Extraordinary Tiffany collection that showcases the best the American jeweller can offer at the same time.
Never mind that the necklace is studded with mixed-cut diamonds, the emerald-cut blue tourmaline of some 32 carats, which is suspended from the bejewelled chain, is a clear winner. It's not easy these days to source for tourmalines of such clarity and quality.
Also from the same collection is another similarly impressive creation (pictured above), which boasts slightly more diamonds and has a brilliant emerald-cut non-enhanced emerald that measures some 10 carats.
The beauty in symmetry is well-documented but it's not the only success formula. Case in point: this platinum necklace that has 14 carats of diamonds on its chain, which provides the perfect contrast to the vivid pink tourmalines of over 50 carats. Interestingly, the tourmalines come in mixed cuts including marquis cut, emerald cut and cushion cut—this mixture of cuts gives the creation its uniqueness and its lack of conventional symmetry makes it the ideal conversation starter.
These masterful works of art celebrate Tiffany’s prominence in the world of rare and colourful gemstones
—Reed Krakoff, Tiffany & Co's chief artistic officer
From Russia with Love
In February this year, Israeli actress Gal Gadot attended the Oscars sporting the stunning Tiffany Clara diamond necklace. Designed by chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff, the platinum necklace features rows of diamonds of over 65 total carats that graduate in size. Of particular significance is the centre diamond, which measures nearly 11 carats. The stone was responsibly sourced in Russia, which is in line with Tiffany's policy of proper sourcing practices to help promote the protection of human rights, fair and safe labour practices, protection of the environment and ethical business conduct.