Mesmerizing Beauty: Jean Schlumberger’s Fantastical Designs

Big, bold and boundary breaking. These are the hallmarks of Jean Schlumberger’s unique creations. One of the most prolific designers of the 20th century, the visionary elevated the presentation of precious metals and gemstones to new heights.

Widely considered an artistic genius, Schlumberger’s innovative designs remain a cherished collection at Tiffany & Co. His interpretations of nature – sea creatures, flowering plants and exotic animals among them – transformed fine jewelry. More than 50 of his masterpieces are available for purchase at Tiffany & Co’s private Blue Book Collection preview in China this April. They will be included along with more than 500 high jewelry pieces in Shanghai before traveling to other cities across the globe.

Showcasing custom-cut diamonds and colorful paillonné enamel nestled in gold and platinum, Schlumberger’s fantastical expressions are love letters to his affinity for flora and fauna. “I try to make everything look as if it were growing, uneven, at random, organic, in motion”. Schlumberger once said. “I want to capture the irregularities of the universe”.

Below, join us in honoring his legacy with a visual feast of some of the icon’s treasures:

Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger Morning Glory Necklace

Capturing the glory of flowers, blooms burst from this rarely created platinum and 18k yellow gold necklace. The design, embodying the designer’s passion for capturing and celebrating the beauty of nature, features sparkling brilliant cut diamonds of over twelve total carats and pink sapphires of more than 81 carats. Five pink sapphires blossems are suspended from an intricate gold vine and accented by diamond encrusted buds. Pink sapphire and diamond earrings perfectly pair with the necklace, are also set in platinum and 18k gold.

Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger Vrille Necklace

This necklace, named for the French for ‘tendril’ or ‘spiral’ showcases abstract, surreal blooms, crafted from rubellites, diamonds and 18k yellow gold. The statement piece features more then 100 total carats and brilliant cut diamonds equaling more then 24 carats.

Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger Twin Fish Brooch

This marine-inspired brooch connects two fanciful pavé diamond fish with an 18k yellow gold bow as if one is chasing the other in a playful game. Featuring square diamonds of over 2 carat, and brilliant cut diamonds of over 8 carats, the design is the embodiment of Jean Schlumberger’s ingenious and whimsical expressions of sea life. The fish shines brightly with red paillonné enamel fins – an unmistakable hallmark of Jean Schlumberger design.

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Sea Anemone Brooch

Full of movement and life – and mounted in platinum and 18k yellow gold – this brooch reimagenes the sea creatures in Jean Schlumberger’s unique design vocabulary. Reflecting the artist’s gift for animating his creations. Tiffany’s artisans brought the design to life with more than 26 carats of sapphires, and tsavorites of over 17 carats, and round brilliant cut diamonds intricate gold work.

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Spiky Starfish Brooch

Jean Schlumberger’s signatures spike motif starfish is realized in a bold display of brilliant cut diamonds and blue sapphires (or rubies) , accented with a larger centred brilliant cut diamond. Set in platinum and 18k yellow gold, this five-pointed sea creatures exudes a persona that is unexpected yet completely modern

The artist’s indelible imprint on the world of high jewelry still shines on today with the 2021 Blue Book Collection, Colors of Nature, featuring Schlumberger’s spellbinding pieces. 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.

 

 

 

 

The Meaning of Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings

 

 

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Boucheron classic 3.91 carat briljant cut diamond platinum engagement ring

While diamond engagement rings remain as popular as ever, some people prefer colored gemstone engagement rings as a vibrant alternative. Each precious gemstone has its own meaning, with their symbolism often being a factor in selection. Here are some of the meanings behind colored gemstone engagement rings.

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A true classic, for men and women: Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger 16 Stone Diamond Platinum Gold Band Ring

Ruby engagement rings are said to symbolize love, passion and courage – perfect for a colorful engagement ring that represents your relationship. For those born in July, ruby rings are particularly poignant. If your loved one’s birthstone is the ruby, it is worth considering whether a ruby center stone or side-stones would be a gorgeous choice for their engagement ring.

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Tiffany & Co 18kt yellow gold, ruby and diamond engagement ring

Blue sapphire engagement rings  represent loyalty and devotion. As such, sapphires are a stunning and particularly meaningful choice for bridal jewelry. September’s birthstone is formed in a wide range of colors, from the popular blue to more unusual pink, yellow and purple. At 9 on the Mohs scale, diamonds are at 10, they are the third hardest mineral and are therefore durable. This means they can be worn daily, as long as they are cared for over time.

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18kt White gold, blur sapphire and diamond halo ring

Representing truth and trust, pink sapphire engagement rings are a distinctive alternative to blue sapphires. These romantic gemstones are most stunning when set in rose gold, as the coppery hue of this metal accentuates the warm tones in the center stone.

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18kt Rose gold, pink sapphire and diamond halo ring

The green gemstone peridot is associated with rebirth, renewal, prosperity and compassion. This makes is a stunning , yet rare, choice for gemstone engagement rings, symbolizing the next chapter in the wearer’s life. Women with August birthdays might enjoy receiving a peridot engagement rings, in particular.

Peridot Diamond Gold Engagement Ring

Peridot diamond gold engagement ring

Blue topaz engagement rings have traditionally been believed to encourage clear, calm communication, personal growth and the desire to learn. Since communication is key in any marriage, it’s clear to see why topaz might be a wise choice for your engagement ring. November’s birthstone is naturally formed in a wide variety of colors and intensities, so it’s likely you’ll find the perfect gemstone ring for you.

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14kt White gold, blue topaz and diamond engagement ring

From fiery orange to mysterious green, garnet gemstones are naturally found in a variety of vibrant hues and tones. A garnet engagement ring is said to ensure good health, prosperity and enduring happiness. Red garnets are often compared to rubies, representing passion and love with their depth of color. Orange garnets (called Spessartite) is said to channel the energy of the sun, suitable for creative dreamers. Green garnet is believed to instill confidence in the wearer. As January’s birthstone, garnet engagement rings are particularly sought after those born in the first month of the year.

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18kt Rose gold, cushion cut spessartite garnet and diamond halo ring

Purple amethyst engagement rings are said to promote happiness, contentment and peace. If you and your partner value a calm relationship, free from tension and disagreement, an amethyst ring might be a style to consider. Amethyst is the birthstone for February, and thus would be extra meaningful for those born in the month.

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Vintage milgrain 14kt yellow gold, amethyst and diamond engagement ring

Do you love colored gemstone engagement rings? Which gem’s meaning is most significant to you?…..

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??