The Tiffany T everyday jewelry collection has become one of the basic lines of the American brand. The idea of the symbolic letter T appeared in the 1980s, but was implemented as a design element in 2014 by the then creative director Francesca Amphitheatroph. The very graphic design of the letter, the corners and perpendiculars of the lines served as an understandable association with the architecture of New York and the life force of the world metropolis. The first collection of Amphitheatroph included thin open rings and bracelets with T-shaped ends, chains with T-shaped links, wider cuff bracelets with a stenciled T-silhouette at the open ends.
The graphic symbol turned out to be a very fertile field for creative search. A slightly curved gold wire with perpendicular lines became the prototype of T-smile pendants and bracelets-chains, a long T-leg was wrapped several times around a finger or wrist in T-wrap jewelry, wide hoops of rings with a double embossed T were named Tiffany T Two. Fragments lined with ceramics or diamond pavé were added to graphicity.
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Today, Reed Krakoff is responsible for the symbolism of the Tiffany capital letter. It was he who became the author of the new design of the Tiffany T1. “The main challenge for me was to create an ultra-modern symbol, even more bold and expressive,” the current creative director explains his idea.
If the entire previous design of Tiffany T was open and flat, then T1 jewelry, on the contrary, forms a closed circle of a ring, bracelet or necklace, and the graphic silhouette of the letter has become voluminous, almost architectural. A secret thin clasp is hidden inside the cross bar with protruding beveled corners, and the long part of the letter also has a break in the middle.
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The clean, laconic design is complemented by diamonds. Individual facets of the letter T or the entire decoration are decorated with hand-fixed stones. In this collection, rose gold has come to the fore (recall that the original Tiffany T was originally executed in yellow metal). The first nine pieces of Tiffany T1 rings and bracelets are made from it - the yellow gold versions will appear in the summer.
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For the first time, Tiffany T's everyday jewelry collection features a high jewelery item. This is a great flexible choker with a transverse T-clasp. Half of it is encrusted with individually cut baguette diamonds and the other half with round cut stones, 240 diamonds weighing more than 14 carats in total.
“This thing proves our idea of an easy approach to luxury,” says Krakoff. "Even the most valuable things can be worn every day with carelessness and without piety." However, the jewelry has already been in the world: Charlize Theron wore it for the BAFTA-2020 ceremony.
Charlize Theron with a Tiffany T choker © press service