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Tiffany Masterpieces Fall 2015
The Tiffany Masterpieces Fall 2015 collection held its worldwide debut in Singapore in October in a gala showcase.
Inspired by the iconic New York City skyline reflecting the glitter of the night sky, design director Francesca Amfitheatrof created a Masterpieces collection that sparkles with the intensity and fire of the city that never sleeps. To capture the irresistible glitter of the stars dancing upon city lights, she turned to Tiffany’s trove of the world’s finest diamonds.Necklace in platinum with round brilliant, princess-cut and square diamonds Ring in platinum with brilliant and round brilliant diamonds and earrings in platinum with baguette, brilliant and round brilliant diamonds
Tiffany’s legacy as a jeweller is evident in the beautiful pieces in the Tiffany Archives. The Masterpieces collection celebrates the design journey of Tiffany craftsmen through the ages with new interpretations of styles from bygone eras. From the luxurious elegance adorning the aristocracy as they embraced the modern world of the 1940s to the 1960s, and the decorative style known as the “Hollywood Regency”, comes a collection with Tiffany’s legendary effortless glamour. Strong lines, sculptural shapes, and effortless elegance characterise the Tiffany Masterpieces Fall 2015 collection.Necklace in platinum with round brilliant and princess-cut diamonds Platinum and diamond necklace sketch Necklace in platinum with an emerald-cut diamond, round brilliant and pear-shaped diamonds Ring in platinum with baguette diamonds
Amfitheatrof explored the work of the master craftmen from the 1930s, and reimagined their geometric lines with modern simplicity. A beautiful diamond and platinum necklace, whose design is based on a 1930s diamond necklace, celebrates the sleek lines and symmetry of the Art Deco style that characterise two of New York City’s most well-loved structures, the Chrysler and the Empire State building. Over 27 carats of round and princess-cut white diamonds glitter in graphic patterns to create a stunning piece of jewellery that captures the electrifying glamour of then and now.Earrings in platinum with round brilliant, princess-cut, emerald-cut and marquise diamonds Earrings with baguette and round brilliant diamonds; earrings with princess-cut, baguette and round brilliant diamonds
Exquisite diamond earrings play with round and baguette diamond cuts to create unexpected, contemporary lines that echo the experimental sentiment of the Art Deco movement.
Going deeper in design history, Amfitheatrof sculpts a bold ring that echoes the striking geometry of the Egyptian pyramids. The stars that shine on modern architectural heights shone first on those ancient peaks, and the ring reflects their timeless allure with trillion-cut and pavé stones.Necklace in 18 karat gold with rose cut diamonds and rock crystal Cuff and ring in 18 karat gold with rose-cut diamonds
Cleverly evoking the drape and textures of embroidered silks and fabulous tassels, a gold bracelet shimmers with every movement, like the richly layered fashion of the 1940s-1960s. Five rows of 18 karat gold links and rose-cut diamonds totalling over 37 carats set in a hexagonal pattern drape luxuriously over the hand, with a fringe of gold and diamond spheres. An ingenious rock crystal clasp fastens the bracelet’s five chains in individual grooves.
Reworking the graphic ball motif of a 1960s ring from the Tiffany Archives, design director Francesca Amfitheatrof sets 13 carats of rose-cut stones in hexagonal patterns on a sleekly modern 18 karat gold cuff.Diamond and black onyx ring sketch Pendant in platinum with black onyx and baguette, square, and round brilliant diamonds Earrings with black onys and princess-cut and round brilliant diamonds; earrings with square-cut, baguette, and round brilliant diamonds Watch in 18 karat white gold with baguette and round brilliant white diamonds on a black satin strap
The elegant contrast of black and white, like the graphic lights of New York City after dark, is captured with custom-cut black onyx and diamonds set in platinum.
Celebrating life’s most important and magical moments, the collection features a glittering cocktail watch inspired by an archival design. A white mother-of-pearl mosaic dial is framed with 2.36 carats of round brilliant and baguette diamonds set in an 18 karat white gold case and accented with a wheat leaf pattern.
The Tiffany Masterpieces Fall 2015 collection elevates classic glamour with new sophistication through strong, modern lines. Sparkling with quicksilver energy and effortless glamour, the Masterpieces collection studs the jeweller’s 178-year legacy with new constellations.
Credits: Images courtesy of Tiffany & Co. Feature image of bracelet in 18 karat gold with rose-cut diamonds.