Glittering Jewel Box: Tiffany & Co.’s 2019 Blue Book Collection Magnifies Nature Through Art
Tiffany & Co. just unveiled its iconic annual Blue Book Collection featuring rare gemstones and meticulous design: Tiffany Jewel Box. A cross-section of art and science —the new high jewelry collection magnifies nature’s artistry and delivers gleaming pieces in seven themes. Flight, Flora, Frame, Icons, Mosaic, Sculpture, and Ribbon offer a journey through interwoven design, featuring increasingly more rare stones through pendants, brooches, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings.
“The Blue Book Collection for 2019 features some of the world’s most unusual and exquisite gemstones, like black opals, padparadscha sapphires, and Imperial topazes, which are just not seen that often,” says Reed Krakoff, Tiffany & Co. chief artistic officer. “To highlight their unusual beauty, we created designs that showcase both how intense and exceptionally rare they are.”
Drawing from Tiffany’s innovative craftsmanship, the collection encompasses a series of 11 brooches, each differentiated by design elements inspired by nature and unified by an accompanying bespoke vessel handcrafted at Tiffany’s legendary hollowware workshop. Among the objects is a dragonfly with custom-cut diamond wings taking flight from a sterling silver envelope and a stunning platinum floral brooch with blue sapphires and custom-cut rose-cut diamonds nestled in a 24k gold vermeil crate that was inspired from a Tiffany archival design. For the first time in recent history, the Blue Book collection features watches inspired by the jewelry and men’s jewelry with a series of lapel pins and signet rings that elevate these classic designs.
“We wanted to create a collection that speaks to connoisseurs of the unusual and unexpected, to people who are looking for something they’ve never seen or worn before,” says Reed. “The collection celebrates our passion for discovering and introducing rare gemstones, presenting them in unique designs that are both masterfully crafted and very modern in their sensibility and attitude.”
For more information, visit www.tiffany.com/high-jewelry/blue-book.