The Tiffany & Co. 2016 Masterpieces Collection is where creativity is unconstrained by convention and boundaries are pushed. This season, design director Francesca Amfitheatrof approaches the collection by creating imaginative masterworks that are expertly crafted expressions of the brand’s rich design heritage. A celebration of bold experimentation and spirited design, Amfitheatrof designed the collection under two themes, Tiffany Prism and Tiffany Ribbons.
Tiffany Prism is inspired by the brilliance of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the company’s first design director, whose famed plique-à-jour work was revered for its masterful use of light and color. Bright pops of color appear in an exuberant display of vibrant gemstones including tsavorites, spessartites and sapphires in an array of unexpected hues. A stunning 18k rose gold ring features a South Sea golden pearl, offset by two exquisite spheres of meticulously set pink sapphires and diamonds. Equally striking is a platinum pendant of pink sapphires and diamonds arranged in a gradient pattern to emphasize the circular dimension of the piece. “I’ve taken our legacy of sourcing rare gemstones and created modern designs that are incredibly glamorous, playful and meant to be worn day and night,” says Amfitheatrof.
Inspired by the timeless elegance of Audrey Hepburn™, the Tiffany Ribbons collection is comprised of jewels that drape and cascade with a weightless quality that is at once classic and dramatic. A breathtaking example of iconic glamour is a necklace set in platinum with seven tiers of round diamonds that rest smoothly against the contours of the body. The impressive yet versatile design converts from two necklaces layered together to a four-row or three-row diamond necklace, creating three distinct looks. Master stonecutters and setters constructed a bracelet with tremendous fluidity, so that it wraps around the wrist like silk. The patterned design allows ribbons of diamonds to twist and curve with effortless grace. Round brilliant and square diamond earrings were created to frame and illuminate the face, reinforcing the reputation that Tiffany diamonds are among the most sought-after treasures in the world.
“When I work with diamonds and gemstones, I’m constantly drawing from our rich heritage while exploring new ideas that have a timeless, yet modern appeal. Tiffany Masterpieces, like all of our high jewelry collections, symbolize the height of design innovation and experimentation,” says Amfitheatrof.
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