Legacy and modernity have always gone hand in hand at Tiffany & Co. The ever-evolving brand remains at the forefront of discovery and design not only for its diamonds but also for colored gemstones. Draw inspiration from the exquisite tones of tourmaline, tanzanite, and ruby, or contrast the warmth of gold with the cool brilliance of diamonds to create an unexpected new-decade look.
While the heritage jewelry house is renowned for crafting opulent pieces that best showcase the gemstones on which Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his world-famous brand in 1837, Tiffany & Co.’s latest collections have captured the imagination of modern-day muses looking to stand out in an increasingly homogenous world of mass jewelry production. “There is a trend to personalize jewelry pieces; whether it’s through gemstones that reflect your personality or wanting a design that nobody else owns,” explained chief gemologist of Tiffany & Co. Melvyn Kirtley.
The classic Tiffany Victoria collection blooms into intricate mixed-cut diamond clusters reminiscent of flower petals on platinum drop earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, which can be transformed into decorative headpieces for an unexpected elegant detail. Meanwhile, acclaimed jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger’s nature-inspired creations reinvent the manner in which we perceive everyday earthly elements, from the artisan’s signature X motif on braided 18ct gold rope rings to the timeless Lynn bracelet boasting round diamonds far more valuable than the stones they mimic.
Although Tiffany & Co.’s diamonds are celebrated the world over, the American brand’s foray into colored gemstones catapulted it to the level of prestige in which it shines today. Finding rare colorways and transforming them into unique cuts in combination with Tiffany’s coveted diamonds is the best of both worlds. The Tiffany Soleste collection, named after the Spanish word for sun, is just one example of this sparkling contrast with the deep blue depths of tanzanite often taking center stage. Whichever the collection, the most important aspect is the special feeling one gets when donning a piece of jewelry. Each and every part of the design must speak to the wearer’s unique style and personality, emulating it to the rest of the world in a dazzling display. “It all has to do with the personal connection to the jewelry, to the piece, the color…all of that together,” said Kirtley.
Originally published in the February 2020 issue of Vogue Arabia
Photography by Mann Butte
Makeup: Toni Malt at Things by People
Hair: Ana Poniatowska at MMG Artists
Production: Danica Zivkovic
Creative Direction: Camilla Fitz-Patrick
Model: Esther Rodriguez at Signature Element