After selecting the themes of water in 2015 and the transformation in 2016, Tiffany & Co. places its prestigious Blue Book 2017 collection under the sign of nature. Named ‘The Art of the Wild’, the collection features a selection of exceptional jewelery, among the most spectacular of the brand, combining know-how, art and creativity.
Known for the beauty of its diamonds and precious stones, Tiffany & Co. presents an annual series of prestigious jewelery through its Blue Book collection. The opportunity to highlight the creativity of his studio, but also his know-how. Diamonds, precious stones, pearls and 18-carat yellow gold come to dress necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings, reinterpreted on well-defined themes.
‘We constantly push back the frontiers of craftsmanship and innovation from every point of view. Every year, we are looking for new ways to make pieces that are so technically complex that they seem unrealizable and ‘Said Melvyn Kirtley, chief gemologist and vice president of high jewelry at Tiffany & Co..
Wild, magical, changing nature.This year, nature is the source of inspiration for this new collection. A choice that follows a trip made by the Tiffany studio on a secluded tropical island.
The creations created by the house are divided into six distinct themes: ‘Whisper of the Tropical Forest’, which revolves around the agitation of nature, ‘Baies Magiques’, focused on the magical power of a bay, Les Chutes ‘, evoking the force of the waterfalls,’ Feuilles du Soleil ‘, a nod to regeneration,’ Birds Wonderful ‘, relating to the flamboyant colors of exotic birds, or’ Brunfelsia Australis ‘, which revolves around the metamorphosis of flowers.
The ‘Art of the Wild’ collection features exceptional stones and diamonds, including baguette or round diamonds, spessartites, rubellites, tsavorites, sapphires, black pearls from the South Seas, or Of tourmalines.
Among the flagship pieces, fans and collectors will enjoy a ring adorned with a 13 carat oval elbai tourmaline, a platinum necklace adorned with 200 baguette-cut diamonds, round diamond pads, and more than 350 yellow gold leaves 18 carats carved by hand, or a pair of earrings in the form of palm leaves composed of tsavorites, yellow sapphires, and black pearls.
The Tiffany & Co. Blue Book 2016 was devoted to ‘The Art of Transformation’, while the 2015 edition was dubbed ‘The Art of the Sea’.
A few weeks ago, Tiffany & Co. unveiled the 2017 edition of its famous Blue Book, rich in sumptuous unique pieces of jewelry on the theme ‘The Art of the Wild’, inspired by a tropical nature or abounding trees and flowers, Waterfalls, insects and birds. At the same time, the New York brand presented the watchmaking part of the Blue Book, with sixteen jewelry watches on the same theme.
To pay homage to the diversity of shapes and colors of plants, Tiffany & Co. has opted for marquetry, with three round pieces of 34mm in white gold, with bezel and crown set. The first displays a dial whose mother-of-pearl inlaid with a floral motif, painted by hand, decorates the upper part of the dial, while in the second half waves a miniature painting of waves on mother-of-pearl, to which the links of the gold bracelet crimped. A quartz movement animates the hours and minutes. The two following unique pieces present respectively very realistic flowers in chalcedony marquetry, on a background of diamonds set with snow, and vegetable motifs of opal and mother-of-pearl, with a small seconds counter at 6 o’clock. The two watches house the mechanical self-winding movement TCO.6270 in their heart with sunny, colimaçõé and pearl finishes.
Same case and same movement were chosen for a watch with 100% diamonds, whose immaculate dial sparkles with a set of snow of 318 round diamonds. Smaller with the same 28mm case, three quartz watches feature a dial in identical but different colors, with diamond and white and yellow diamonds on a yellow alligator strap, and Paraiba diamonds and tourmalines. Yellow and blue-green stones constellate the dial of colors.
The Blue Book 2017 watchmaker also highlights the jewelry craftsmanship of Tiffany & Co. craftsmen through eight unique Cocktail pieces – four models each completed by their diamond-studded jeweler and gold-plated bracelet The oval cases in white gold of 26.5 x 42mm open on very worked dials welcoming birds, dragonflies and butterflies. The latter are deployed in the pink decor of a dial where the techniques of the Enamel Grand Fire, the serti Mille Grains and the contours Wire Knife highlight diamonds, opals and pink sapphires.
Tiffany & Co. chose the sky blue to give life to the dragonfly, in a dial enamelled Grand Fire and mother-of-pearl guilloche by hand, embellished with diamonds and sapphires blue soft. In another model, the peacock gracefully waves on the same mother-of-pearl dial by hand, its body and graceful tail richly set with 79 bright blue round sapphires, 28 tsavorites in snow-setting, white and yellow diamonds. Finally, the parrot reveals all its splendor in a model with the vivifying yellow color. Lying vertically in the right part of the dial, the bird with a mother-of-pearl inlaid body on a yellow gold structure set with white and yellow diamonds, stands out against a background of enamelled Great Yellow Fire degraded, while on the left, A hem of three rows of round diamonds enriches the dial. These eight pieces are animated by a quartz movement.