Cover The Empire Diamond will be on display in Southeast Asia for the first time (Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.)

The American jewellery brand intends to dazzle the region with their newly-acquired internally flawless oval diamond—and their first stop is Singapore

As part of the 2021 Blue Book Collection, Tiffany & Co proudly introduces its newly obtained 80.33-carat Empire Diamond—which was named after the House’s founding city—in an exclusive showcase, before it is placed in a striking design that takes its inspiration from the 1939 World’s Fair necklace. 

The Empire Diamond is the largest diamond offered by Tiffany, second only to the famously exclusive and not-for-sale Tiffany Diamond, and its reimagined form as a necklace will be presented as an homage to the inception of the transformed Tiffany flagship store on NYC’s Fifth Avenue.

“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. 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.’”

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This rare over-80-carat, D colour, internally flawless, oval centre stone that was sensibly sourced in Botswana, Africa showcases the industry-first approach to diamond traceability that Tiffany abides by and the House hopes to attract the larger international community to admire the diamond just as millions came to view the original necklace’s sizeable aquamarine and exceptional diamond forms in the 1939 World Fair.

With the unprecedented launch of the diamond in Southeast Asia, the American jewellery brand continues to establish its long-standing heritage and legacy of excellence and unrivalled craftsmanship in producing the world’s finest diamonds and gemstones.

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With their timeless legacy of masterful creations and innovative projects,Tiffany & Co’s Blue Book creations venture into new possibilities and connect the natural world with tantalising works of art in the world of high jewellery. Featuring over 200 designs including pristine high jewellery designs by French designer Jean Schlumberger, the Blue Book Collection—Colors of Nature—is a kaleidoscopic journey that will take you through nature’s evocative chromatic displays, such as giving form to lush botanicals and capturing the nature around us to be reflected onto their magnificent masterpieces.

Schlumberger’s creations are celebrated in the collection with his running design ethos of illustrating the asymmetry, dynamic movement and feminine subtlety. His renowned masterpieces are perfectly complemented by Tiffany’s high jewellery designs, which feature innovative settings that showcase diamonds cut in bespoke, custom shapes and carefully set by hand to evoke a coruscating mosaic.

The Empire Diamond and Blue Book collection will take centre stage at the Asian Civilisations Museum until August 15.

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