The high-jewelery collection Masterpieces from the American house Tiffany & Co. presents for the third time. This story began in 2014, when the new design director of the brand, Francesca Amfitheatrof, decided to create a kind of counterbalance to the loudest launch of the year at Tiffany & Co. - the Blue Book collection presented in spring. So that in the fall (when Masterpieces are on sale) there will be something to amaze the public. And she managed to achieve the wow-effect: although in Masterpieces, compared to Blue Book, there are much more classics and reworkings of corporate themes, this collection is neither boring nor conservative. In 2014, the tradition was established to show the collection for the first time in Paris, during the summer haute couture week. This time the venue for the presentation was the penthouse Hôtel Particulier de Pourtalè… They brought here the great American jewelry history, deciding to remind about its iconic figures. Louis Comfort Tiffany, Jean Schlumberger and Audrey Hepburn - they are dedicated to three parts of the collection of jewelry created in a single copy.
The first part - Prism - is a precious memory of stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the founder and first design director of Tiffany & Co. Charles Lewis Tiffany. This is the most playful piece with jewelry inlaid with tsavorites, diamonds, sapphires or spessartines. Its main motive is the sphere. The rings, for example, are topped with a pavé orb around the center stone. They can be worn one at a time, but more interesting - in different combinations.
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A completely different spirit is part of the Tiffany Ribbon. These are mainly jewelry made of platinum with colorless diamonds, with the rare exception of items with black pearls or a spectacular bracelet with a geometric ornament of colorless diamonds and rubellites, referring to the style of op-art. The motive, as the name implies, was a ribbon - now flowing, now dashingly twisted. The heroine of this part is Audrey Hepburn, and, as it is emphasized in Tiffany & Co. - not in the role of Holly Golightly, but in the role of herself, a feminine and graceful actress.
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The third part is dedicated to Jean Schlumberger. Decorated by the famous home designer at Tiffany & Co. from time to time they reproduce - now according to already existing products, then according to his sketches. But for the first time, so many pre-made jewelry from the 1950s have been selected for this collection. They were reissued in a single copy, and they are already a rarity. Among the creations of the multifaceted Schlumberger, they decided to select those based on floral motives. Some of them in the past have been created from sketches that Schlumberger originally sketched for his botanical diary.
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In addition to the three main parts, the collection also contains decorations associated with them only conditionally and not singled out as a separate part. This, for example, is a classic pearl, which in many respects refers to the “chapters” of the Blue Book created by the Amphitheatroph - last year's The Art of the Sea and the new The Art of Transformation. And artificially linking them to the key themes of the collection would be completely superfluous. The main theme with the broadest coverage is Masterpieces, "Masterpieces", - Tiffany & Co. voiced back in 2014, and so far, the house manages to do in the collection without passing works.
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