Tiffany & Co Gives Its Iconic Bone Cuffs A Fresh Coat Of Colour

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Elsa Peretti’s designs for American jeweller Tiffany & Co. are rightfully iconic. But none, in this writer’s opinion, more so than the Bone cuff, first introduced in the early 70’s. This year, Tiffany & Co. is celebrating its 50th anniversary, the house’s Elsa Peretti Bone Cuffs – originally available in yellow gold, rose gold, and sterling silver – are now available in a special edition collection reimagined in vibrant red, blue and green finishes over copper, a nod towards the now 80-year-old designer’s love of colour.

The day Elsa Peretti became a part of Tiffany & Co was the day we entered a new era in our history of design innovation. describes

Michael J. Kowalski, former chairman and CEO of Tiffany & Co.

If you are not familiar with the Elsa and Tiffany story, here’s how it goes: in the ’70s, America’s leading fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick introduced his long-time friend and frequent collaborator Elsa Peretti to the jewellery house. She already had a number of accolades to her name, including the 1971 Coty American Fashion Critics’ Award for Jewellery. In 1974, the two began a formal working relationship, her debut collection sold out on the day it was launched, elevating sterling silver to luxury status overnight. The pieces Peretti designed for them, like the Bone, Bean, Mesh, Diamonds by the Yard, among many others, have since gone on to become iconic and legendary – not light words to be sure, but totally apt.

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Elsa Peretti modelling in a Halston fashion show in the 1970s, wearing her own jewellery designs.

The Bone cuff is perhaps chief among them. When it was first released, it completely bucked the convention of jewellery design. Instead of architectural lines and flashy gemstones, Peretti looked towards biomorphism and a sleek sensuality inspired by organic forms. Peretti credits the inspiration to a recurring childhood story of symptomatic curiosity. As a young girl, she would repeatedly pocket a human bone from the 17th-century Capuchin Crypt in Rome, only to be told off by her mother and told to return it.

Some designs are instant classics that will never age; others are provocative and positively ahead of their time. Elsa Peretti’s ergonomic Bone cuff, designed for Tiffany & Co. in the 1970s, manages to straddle both categories.

That’s perhaps indicative of Peretti’s penchant for being inspired by the curious, the unexamined and the unexpected. One of the earliest wearers of the Bone cuff was Liza Minelli, who was urged by Halston to try the style in place of flashy jewellery. Minelli describes her attraction to the cuff as immediate, being drawn almost innately to the feminine sensuality of the design.

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The Bone cuff is also one of the finest examples of Elsa Peretti’s design philosophy. A believer in the purity of line, purpose and essential elegance, the cuff strips away the glitz and glamour for understated sculptural beauty. What might seem offhandedly simple is actually a carefully researched and designed piece of work – to wit, the cuffs are shaped and designed differently and specifically for the left and right wrists. They sit comfortably on the arm, almost an extension of the wearer’s own form – a hidden ergonomic element to the artfulness of the design.

Peretti also noted the influence that Casa Milà, Antoni Gaudí’s striking 1912 building in Barcelona with an undulating façade and surrealist sculptural roof, had on the design. Compare the two, and the curves seem synonymous.

There’s also, of course, all the attractive associations with Elsa Peretti that come with the Bone cuff. In times when creativity seems challenging, it’s comforting to recall an alleged Peretti quote: “If the work is not coming clearly and somewhat quickly, you must stop. You must rest so that you can fulfill the vision correctly”. Couple that with the artistry of her life’s work (her designs for Tiffany & Co. are in the permanent collections of numerous art museums), and you’ve got a totemic objet d’art with a dazzling history around it.

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Tiffany & Co. Bone cuff designed by Peretti, the jewel has been given a modern update through colour. In a nod to Peretti’s love of bright colours, these new editions of the copper Bone cuffs have been been lavished with electric reds, blues and greens. Each of these special edition cuffs features a celebratory inscription on the inside of the design. Worn on both wrists, of course.

Jewellery should be personal, dear and cherished, and these are the kinds of energies I want close to me. Worn on both wrists, of course.

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The 50th anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the year, with new additions to the Bone cuff collection being launched in the coming months. In September, Tiffany & Co will launch an 18ct yellow gold Bone cuff with green jade accents. Silver editions with black jade or turquoise details will follow in October.

Elso Peretti’s iconic Bone Cuffs are available at Tiffany & Co’s boutiques worldwide, and online. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. White Edition

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American jewelry and silverware company Tiffany & Co was founded in 1837 in New York. The company’s founders are Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young, who started the company named Tiffany, Young and Ellis selling stationery items. The name was changed into Tiffany & Co in 1953 when Charles Tiffany took control,and  made jewelry the company’s area of expertise. Tiffany published their first catalog, known as the ‘Blue Book’, in 1845 and has continued this practice up till today. Several famous and experienced designed currently create collections for Tiffany: Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, Jean Schlumberger, Frank Gehry, Richard Lambertson and John Truex.

In the late 1980s, Tiffany & Co. entered the fragrance business. The first fragrance was released in 1987 – a floral perfume for women by perfumer Francois Demachy, simply called Tiffany. Two years letter Tiffany for Men was launched in 1989 and created by perfumer Jacques Polge. The flacons were designed by Pierre Dinand. Several other fragrances for men and women followed. In 2017 Tiffany & Co for women was launched. A beautiful fragrance created by Daniela Andrier. Guided by her passion for gemstones and jewelry, perfumer Daniela Andrier created a composition for Tiffany & Co inspired by their jewelry collections.

 

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Tiffany & Co White Edition is a limited edition flacon that carries the famous Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum composition from 2017, in which iris is placed center stage because Daniela considers it to be as precious as a diamond.

This modern, artisanal scent, with the noble iris at its heart, is as exhilarating and inspired as love itself. Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum is a radiant and modern scent that opens with vibrant top notes of vert de mandarine. At its heart, the precious iris flower adds strength and femininity that grounds the composition with refinement and sophistication. The fragrance adds a sensual finish on the skin with warm nuances of patchouli wrapped in gentle musky notes.

 

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The elegant, clean and modern scent is accompanied by a new flacon design. The new Limited Edition flacon is colored in milky white alluding to the color of snow, packaged just like Tiffany & Co’s iconic blue jewelry box, and is intended for the upcoming holidays.

Celebrate the joy of the season with this limited edition white holiday flacon, which can be personalized with custom engraving to make the perfect gift at Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co White Edition is available as 50ml Eau de Parfum in a limited amount. Come into the beautiful world of Tiffany & Co.

 

 

 

 

J.Lo Wears Tiffany & Co. for Her New Video

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Have you seen J.Lo’s new single, El Anillo? Dressed in skin-tight bodycon, embellished with diamonds, she has exclusively worn Tiffany & Co’s jewellery for the whole music video. The main attention straight goes to the 15-carat emerald cut diamond ring. It is set in an engagement ring, with her gold embossed initial on the signature blue Tiffany’s box.

In the video, J.Lo also wears gold jewellery from Elsa Peretti Bone Cuffs and T-Collection ring which were stacked on both of her hands! Talking about ultra-glam…

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The video has sparked a rumour that the singer has engaged with her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez. When asked about a future marriage proposal to the actress and singer, “I will tell you this. She came out with a great, great song ‘Anillo’. I think it went up to one or two [in the charts]”, says Rodriguez, the retired Major League Baseball star, said during an interview with FOX Business’ Charlie Gasparino.

J.Lo has been actively promoting her new singles. Last Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards 2018 in Las Vegas, J.Lo also wore her diamond rings and perform yet another Spanish-language single, Dinero.

 

 

 

 

Bold cuffs take center stage.

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As this summer statement jewelry continues to trend….

In a famous photo taken in 1977 at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan, the perennially stylish Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis can be seen arm-wrestling Muhammad Ali.  But it’s not the fashion icon’s toothy grin, or her off-the-shoulder gown, or her embellished earrings that stand out the most, it’s the hammered yellow gold Van Cleef & Arpels cuff on her wrist. The quintessential first lady so favored the piece of jewelry that she wore it throughout the 1970s and 1980s, igniting an unprecedented fervor for cuffs among fashion’s glitterati. It was not only Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis that made the sales raise, also Princess Caroline of Monaco and other celebs did. When the Princess showed up with her Cartier Love Bracelet, sales went up…..

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I Love: Rabinovich, black leather, steel bracelet (Click photo to enlarge).

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Rabinovich, purple leather, steel bracelet, availble in a lot of colors (Click photo to enlarge).

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Bvlgari, Sterling silver, Leather bracelet, availble in many colors (Click photo to enlarge).

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A true timeless classic. Not only for horse lovers! Albanu bracelet made of horse hair and sterling silver. Availble in many colors, models and 18k gold (Click photo to enlarge).

Albanu Bracelet Elephant Hair 18k Yellow GoldPrince Bernard had one. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan had one. Albanu, loved by many Royals and movie stars since 1928! Albanu bracelet made of elephant hair and 18k yellow gold. They are availble in a vèry large range of models (Click photo to enlarge).

Today cuffs are making a comeback in a variety of shapes and unique materials. Sometimes simple, sometimes precious. Basic wide styles can be worn on their own to create a more tailored, minimalistic look for work, while those with an experimental bent can mix and match skinnier versions. Add some instant edge to an outfit by rocking a double wrap leather cuff with oversized rivets and studded hardware, or up the ante by donning multiple metal bands in alternating widths on each wrist.

What some friends of mine have with shoes, I’ve got t with watches and bracelets! I realy love my Bvlgari Alveare and Parentesi, but my Cartier Love bracelet is my daily wear, that I many times combine with one of my Rabinovich leather bracelets. I’ve got many of them! They are vèry affordable, and vèry stong! Taking a shower with my Albanu, is no problem at all! I’ve got one that’s over 40 years old, and its still as new! Taking a shower with a leather bracelet is not the advice you would give someone, but my Rabinovich bracelets are still doing great, after 2 years of showering. And that for that price!

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Tory Burch double wrap logo stud bracelet in blood orange, other colors availble (Click photo to enlarge).

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A true Tiffany & Co classic! Elsa Peretti’s Sterling Silver Bone Cuff bracelet. It’s also availble in 18k gold (Click photo to enlarge).

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Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso’s knot bracelet in leather and sterling silver (Click photo to enlarge).

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Hermès Black Leather Wide Bracelets with 18K Pink Gold Turn Buckle (Click photo to enlarge).

 

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Bvlgari Alveare 18k Yellow and White Gold Bracelet (Click photo to enlarge).Van Cleef & Arpels Art Deco Bracelet Ruby Gold YellowVan Cleef & Arpels ‘Ludo’ Art Deco bracelet, Paris, 1939, yellow 18k gold, rubies and star rubies in mystery setting (Click photo to enlarge).

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Cartier ‘Juste un Clou’ 18ct pink-gold bracelet, also availble in white and yellow gold, with or without diamonds or other precious stones (Click photo to enlarge).

Just remember to stick to the cardinal rule of accessorizing: Don’t overdo it. And, whether you select a classic leather cuff, bejeweled medallion or retro-inspired resin style, be sure to make a selection that speaks to you or evokes an emotion when you wear it.

For more information:

Albanu at selected stores. See http://http://www.albanu.mc

Bvlgari at Bvlgari Boutiques, online and at selected stores See: http://http://www.bulgari.com

Cartier at Cartier Boutiques, online and at selected stores. See: http://http://www.cartier.com

Van Cleef & Arpels at Van Cleef & Arpels Boutiques. See: http://http://www.vancleefarpels.com

Hermès at Hermès Boutiques, online and selected stores. See: http://http://www.hermes.com

Rabinovich at Jumelle Juwelier and other selected stores. See: http://www.jumelle.nl/

Tiffany & Co at Tiffany & Co Boutiques and selected stores. See: http://http://www.tiffany.com

Tory Burch at Tory Burch Boutiques. See: http://http://www.toryburch.com

by Jean Amr

Tiffany & Co New York minute

Continuing a stealthy turnaround in its design vision, last month Tiffany & Co announces its intention to put watch-making centre stage, with the launch of a new collection of New York-designed timepieces powered by Swiss movements.

Though overshadowed by its standing as a jeweller and producer of ever-popular designs by visionaries such as Jean Schlumberger, Paloma Piccaso and Elsa Peretti, Tiffany & Co’s understanding of the business of watch-making is impressive, with roots dating back to its 19th century Geneva manufacture. That means that when it comes to horological prowess, it knows more than most luxury houses about how to build a watch from the base-plate up.

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One of my personal favorites: Tiffany & Co Atlas Men’s watch in 18K yellow gold (Click photo to enlarge).

Its John Loring-designed timepieces from the 1980s and 1990s include, arguably, some of the most visionary watch designs of the modern era. Loring, Tiffany & Co’s current design director emeritus, helmed the design department for 30 years from 1979 to 2009. Key models of his creative tenure include the Atlas watch, notable for its relief-style Roman numerals that start on the dial then stretch out across the bezel.

Decades before fashion cottoned on to the chic watch as a luxury accessory, Loring had sensed a desire for less formal designs, creating a sports-luxe horological offering for women he knew, Paloma Picasso, among them.
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Some models of the Tiffany & Co CT60 (Click photo to enlarge).

The new Tiffany CT60 collection taps into a more classic period of the New York house’s watch-making past. The key model, directly inspired by a Tiffany watch presented to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, is handsome, if a little too perfectly so. Its silver powder numerals and traditional Swiss finishes, sunray dial, Côtes de Genève, colimaçon and perlage engraving, may be a tad too ‘vintage’ but they serve to remind the wearer of a certain horological authority.

The Tiffany & Co East West is the real star of the new collection. The 1940s feel is there but, with creative input and jewellery thinking from Tiffany’s current design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof, it harks back to the visionary Loring days.

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The ‘East West’ invites you to read time across the wrist, as though it were an identity bracelet (Click photo to enlarge).
A way of ‘reading’ your watch that used before by Cartier and Tiffany & Co, was populair in some professions in the 30’s and 40’s. Rather then read the time vertically, you are directed to read it across the wrist, as if the watch were an identity bracelet. The fact that it suits anybody bodes well for the new generation of Tiffany & Co watch design.
by Jean Amr

Tiffany & Co at Via Condotti

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Famous Tiffany & Co blue box with white ribbon 

Great news! Now you have another reason to plan a trip to Roma at the end of this year, then some cultural stuff. In the fall of 2015 world famous jeweler Tiffany & Co will be opening a grand new luxury boutique at the Via Condotti, Roma.

This exciting opening is a special part of a European love story that is only just beginning.

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Like other grand luxury Tiffany & Co boutique’s they will sell amazing jewels in gold with or without precious stones. Designer jewels from Paloma Picasso, Jean Schlumberger or Elsa Peretti. You can also find a large collection of sterling silver jewelery (very affordable), watches, and lots of accessories, like picture frames, crystal porcelain, fragrances and countless more.. have been able to buy a little piece of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Reasons enough to buy a little piece of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

All wrapped in their famous blue box with white ribbon…. for your next Christmas??