Last week I was invited to attend the grand opening of Tiffany & Co Sydney flagship boutique which was celebrating the Australian debut of The Tiffany Diamond; 128.54 carats fancy yellow diamond along with the first time viewing of jewels from Tiffany & Co Blue Book 2018 in Australia.
The Tiffany Diamond, considered among the most important gemstone discoveries of the 19th century, was unearthed in 1877 in the Kimberley Mines of South Africa. Founder Charles Lewis Tiffany purchased the rough diamond weighed 287.42 for $18,000. Later the rough was brought to Paris where I was cut to its current shape; 128.54ct Fancy Yellow diamond with over 82 radiant facets. In 1961 Jean Schlumberger showcased the priceless Tiffany Diamond in Ribbon Rosette necklace, worn by Audrey Hepburn for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s publicity photo shoot. In 1995 in honor of Jean Schlumberger, the 128.54ct stone was mounted on his iconic Bird on a Rock setting. and finally in 2012 to celebrate Tiffany & Co 175th anniversary, with over a year in the making, the exquisite necklace of white diamonds with over 100cts of round and cushion-cut diamonds, giving shape to the icon we recognize today. The Tiffany Diamond in its current setting worn by Lady Gaga during 91st Academy Awards®.
Colors, motifs, and exquisite craftsmanship were the highlight of the collection. From rare gemstones to unique diamonds, each piece was designed and created meticulously. In some words, this high jewelry collection is a celebration of 180 years of artistry, innovation, and unparalleled virtuosity.
During the grand opening party with over 400 guests and flowing of champagne, Kendall Jenner made an appearance as guest of honor and as always was radiating beauty and glamour while wearing Tiffany & Co The Blue Book necklace featuring morganite, a pink tourmaline, pink sapphires, and diamonds.
Spring is ombre of colors, flowers, blooms and a graphic contrast between geometry and nature’s beauty.
Summer is all about butterflies, fluttering above angular links with abstract wing patterns, more emphasis on the modern sense of movement.
Autumn is a sensual combination of round brilliant and emerald-cut diamonds with the organic and free-flowing vines woven over and under one another.
Winter inspired by American Art Deco, displays linear fragments mirroring the graphic patterns of water as it freezes. Diamonds are cut in very unique shapes, the perfect iceberg landscape on a sea of platinum.