Tiffany & Co. design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof, has delved into the brand's rich archives to produce a clean and sculptural Tiffany Masterpieces 2015 collection that celebrates the glamour and shimmering beauty of New York City at night; told, of course, through the use of the world's most beautiful diamonds.
Taking a cue from the designs of the 1930s, several of the pieces (think: earrings, pendants and bold sculptural rings) feature geometric shapes and elegant lines in platinum with an array of diamonds in various cuts: Princess, square, round and baguette. One of these stunning pieces — bearing the 'Skyscraper' motif — made its debut at the MET Gala this year, elegantly adorned around the neck of brand ambassador, Reese Witherspoon.
Taking another leaf from the 178-year history of the renowned jeweller, the collection steps back in time to the 40s, 50s and 60s to bring a bracelet and necklace. Made from 18-carat gold chains and rose-cut diamonds, the pieces revive the 'Hollywood Regency' decorative style with tassels. What makes the design so special is the use of one of the earliest diamond cuts: The triangular faceting of a rose-cut draws the eye to the stone, while textured layers are created with hexagonal patterns.
Capping off the collection are black-and-white jewels. With black onyx squares custom cut to fit the design, these precious black stones are set alternating with round diamonds to create a kinetic, yet undeniably sophisticated, pieces.
The Tiffany Masterpieces can be viewed at Level 2 of Takashimaya S.C from 18 to 25 October while the worldwide debut will be held in Singapore this week.