Tiffany & Co has announced that it has recently acquired an exceptional D-colour oval diamond that surpasses 80 carats. Responsibly sourced in Botswana, Africa, the acquisition will be set in a necklace inspired by an archival high jewellery necklace that premiered at the 1939 World’s Fair.
The finished piece will be showcased in 2022 in tandem with the fully renovated Fifth Avenue flagship in New York City. And while the specific design will not be unveiled until next year, it’s expected to be the most expensive diamond to ever be offered by the New York-based jewellery house—the only larger piece being the 128.54 carat diamond that was worn by Audrey Hepburn (and was never for sale).
“What better way to mark the opening of our transformed Tiffany flagship store in 2022 than to reimagine this incredible necklace from the 1939 World’s Fair, one of our most celebrated pieces when we opened our doors on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue for the first time,” said Victoria Reynolds, Tiffany & Co's chief gemologist.
“The new necklace perfectly reflects our brand heritage as a New York luxury jeweller, whose founder was known as the ‘King of Diamonds.’”