The arrival of Spring never fails to bring more energy to our lives, be it blossoming flowers all around, cheerful hues from our favourite beauty and fashion labels, and of course a fresh and lively spirit in the air. Embracing the season’s lively ambience is Tiffany & Co.’s latest Blue Book collection, Colors of Nature, which takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey from land to sea, and earth to sky.
Uniting Tiffany & Co.’s signature Jean Schlumberger creations with stones and settings from the high jewellery universe, Colors of Nature comprises 70 different masterpieces totalling approximately US$25 million. The American jeweller’s virtuosity with diamonds and coloured gemstones take centre stage while leaving ample room for design and innovation to share the spotlight.
The collection unravels with a suite of eight cocktail rings featuring rare gemstones such as blue cuprian elbaite tourmaline, yellow and orange sapphires, rubies and emeralds, purple star sapphire, as well as black opal. Beautiful, but what makes them extra collectible are the accompanying artisanal handcrafted vessels, each made in a unique material to house their rings. Rough diamond, lava rock, and of course gold and silver were used, making each one a high jewellery art work in its own right.
Lush botanicals, visions of abundant landscapes, azure blue seas and its technicolour underwater fauna, along with representations of nature’s most beautiful creatures make up the rest of the collection. Tiffany & Co.’s bold use of extra-large, extra-colourful stones bring forth a necessary exuberance that has eluded high jewellery for a long time. Because when the pieces spark as much joy as these, it’s no longer the case that exquisitely crafted jewels be reserved only for special occasions, but worn whenever and wherever the heart desires.
Here are Vogue Singapore’s top ten selects from Colours of Nature by Tiffany & Co.
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Rough diamond and diamond ring
This platinum ring features an exquisite square emerald-cut diamond of over 10 carats flanked by baguette diamonds on a platinum shank. The vessel in rock crystal echoes its colourless beauty, inspired by the crystalline structure of rough diamonds.
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Lava rock and opal ring
Set on yellow gold and platinum is a large oval cabochon cut black opal of over 7 carats exhibiting a scintillating display of colours accentuated further by a ring of pavé colourless diamonds. The vessel is constructed from over 40 sheets of sterling silver.
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Emerald and diamond earrings
These geometrical earrings in platinum and yellow gold come with two Colombian emeralds (unheated and unenhanced) totalling over 10 carats, along with baguette and brilliant cut diamonds totalling over 4 carats.
4 / 10
Necklace with rubellites and amethysts
Pink and purple might make strange bedfellows but the colours work beautifully in this sumptuous short necklace featuring emerald-cut rubellites of over 124 carats in total and cushion-cut amethysts totalling 23 carats.
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Necklace with green tourmalines, blue sapphires, and diamonds
It’s impossible not to think of the sea when looking at this sensuous platinum necklace made up of cascading green tourmalines interspersed with custom-cut sapphires and trapezoid diamonds. Perfect for a travel bubble to the Maldives.
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Sculpted white agate enjoys a harmonious rhythm with polished yellow gold. See how expertly the gold is tucked under the smooth, milky white stone, and then set with colourless custom-cut baguette and round brilliant diamonds totalling more than 9 carats. Jewellery aficionados will adore the elegant contrasts between transparency and opacity, colour and colourlessness, gentle curves and strong edges.
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Yellow sapphire and diamonds bracelet
Channelling the power and energy of our Sun, this bracelet made of baguette diamonds totalling over 26 carats features a single emerald-cut yellow sapphire of more than 11 carats at its heart where yellow gold accents shimmer along a platinum base.
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Melo Melo pendant necklace
The chain motif appears almost industrial in form, but with a square diamond set into each link providing some creative tension and visual drama. Yet the highlight of this lariat necklace is without doubt the single Melo Melo pearl of over 95 carats.
9 / 10
Mixed cut diamonds enhance the fluid sensuality of this necklace, which cinches at its heart with the warmth of yellow gold, drawing the eye to a massive 69-carat oval rubellite designed to sit low on this deep V long necklace.
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Yellow gold watch
Exuding strong vintage vibes, this yellow gold evening watch is as easy on the eyes as it is on the wrist, providing much fine detailing along the wristband, case, and dial. Its unique bracelet links are reminiscent of 1960s cocktail watches while rows of baguette cut stones bring visual contrast and extra glamour—because who could say no to diamonds?