The iconic Tiffany Diamond debuts in a spectacular new setting !

April 26, 2012

Tiffany Diamond - new setting for 2012

In honor of Tiffany’s 175th anniversary, the iconic Tiffany diamond has been reset in a spectacular new setting: a diamond necklace with a supporting cast of white diamonds totaling over 120 carats. Tiffany jewelers spent over a year creating the new necklace; designers submitted ideas and sketches to showcase the 128 carat yellow diamond, considered one of the largest and finest fancy yellow diamonds in the world.

Sketches of the Tiffany Diamond necklace

Sketches of the new Tiffany Diamond necklace

The new setting features 20 Lucida white diamonds and 58 brilliant-cut diamonds. The mounting for the Tiffany Diamond is an openwork motif of sunrays, designed and handset with 481 sparkling stones.

Setting the Tiffany diamond

Each diamond in the necklace is hand cut and set by skilled Tiffany artisans

The Tiffany Diamond has been set on 4 previous occasions, twice by famed designer Jean Schlumberger, who set it in the legendary “Bird on a Rock” setting in 1995.

The Tiffany Diamond

I took this photo of it when I visited the Tiffany flagship store in New York last spring ! ( You can read more about that here. )

Prior to 1995, it was set in a necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn for publicity photos for the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Audrey Hepburn - in the Tiffany diamond necklace

Audrey Hepburn wears Schlumberger's ribbon rosette necklace with the Tiffany Diamond for the film, Breakfast at Tiffany's

The new diamond necklace is set to go on tour to Japan, China and Dubai ( UAE ) and then will return to the Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York, where it will be housed in a dedicated display case on the first floor.

Wouldn’t you love to see it in person ?!

 

 

Images of Tiffany Diamond: courtesy of Tiffany & Company

 

 

 

 

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ginofrater July 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm

It is a extraordinary Jewell!

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