The recently opened “Vision & Virtuosity” exhibition at the Saatchi gallery in London takes visitors back in time to Tiffany & Co.’s early 19th-century golden age, with the first diamond artifacts arriving on the planet. Building a global luxury jewelry empire.
Tiffany and co and the exhibition vision and virtuosity chronicles of the diamond master
“Vision” – vision and “Virtuosity” – skillful craftsmanship are two core values throughout the 185-year history of high-end jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. As the name suggests, the exhibition has just officially opened in one of London’s oldest galleries – Saatchi Gallery tells the story of the brand’s history, the vision of founder Charles Lewis Tiffany and its members.
important achievements in the US jewelry industry in particular and the world in general; at the same time honoring more than 400 famous works of jewelers.
Heritage is not only a reminder of a golden age, but also a guide for breakthrough artifacts in the future . A visual chronicle of the long-established jeweler since its founding in New York City in 1837, Vision & Virtuosity reinterprets each of the brand’s key phases through high-end jewelry designs in stock. archive Tiffany Archives.
“Since its inception, Tiffany & Co. has held a unique and pioneering position. Exhibition reveals why Tiffany & Co. is an iconic global jewelry brand” – Alexandre Arnault, Executive Vice President, Product and Communications, Tiffany & Co. said.
The Vision & Virtuosity exhibition consists of 7 separate chapters that reaffirm the DNA and focus of the brand identity. The opening is the pioneering creative mark of founder Charles Lewis Tiffany.
Charles started his dream of starting a business as a small “stationery and merchandise” shop on the streets of New York in 1837. With aesthetic thinking and vision ahead of his time, he gradually brought Tiffany & Co. became a leading brand in the field of high-end jewelry making, especially turning the miraculous gift of nature – rough diamonds into rare exquisite accessory masterpieces at that time.
In 1878, Tiffany acquired one of the world’s largest and largest fancy yellow diamonds from the Kimberley diamond mine in South Africa. Under the guidance of Tiffany’s eminent gemologist Dr. George Frederick Kunz, the diamond was cut from 287.42 carats down to 128.54 carats with 82 finely cut facets to reveal brilliant beauty. , purest and most perfect. “Tiffany Diamond” – Tiffany diamonds become the benchmark for craftsmanship worthy of Tiffany & Co. and to this day that philosophy has never changed.
As the most important legacy of Tiffany & Co., “Tiffany Diamond” is presented to the public in different jewelry versions as an affirmation of the vision and craftsmanship of the diamond master. In 1961, the yellow gem combined with the Ribbon Rosette necklace – another famous artifact of Jean Schlumberger, associated with the classic image of female star Audrey Hepburn in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s .
Hepburn then sent a letter to Tiffany & Co. about this particular piece of jewelry, to borrow the words of John Keats: “Beauty is joy for a lifetime.” In 1995, the yellow diamond was transformed into a unique cufflink by Jean Schlumberger called “Bird on a Rock”. The exquisite work is on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
Since 1878, the Tiffany Diamond has always been honored with an honorable place in the major celebrations of the fashion house. In the past 3 years, the public has had the opportunity to see a unique gem that accompanies famous names such as Lady Gaga at the Oscars red carpet 2019 and most recently the “About love” promotion campaign with starring Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
The legacy of Charles Lewis Tiffany cannot fail to mention the “revolution” of the diamond engagement ring in 1886. The Tiffany ® Setting ring highlights the “main character” by lifting the stone out of the ring frame. , becomes the center of light reflection. To this day, Tiffany ® Setting is still considered a symbol of true eternal love.
It’s not easy to see every aspect of this iconic ring with your own eyes. Visiting the 4th room of the exhibition, you can not only admire the original Tiffany ® Setting, but also immerse yourself in the world of Tiffany & Co’s love jewelry.
Tiffany & Co. is not only famous as a diamond master but also resonates through high-end jewelry collections. Tiffany’s Blue Book collections are set within the jeweler’s philosophy of “everyday luxury”. You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to wear special jewelry. Jewelry Tiffany & Co. be a witness to every important turning point in your employer’s life, especially when you can carry this friend with you every day.
If Charles Lewis Tiffany laid the first bricks for the diamond empire, prominent designers such as Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti® and Paloma Picasso® have enhanced the brand’s heritage with flawless High Jewelry creations. Joining the Tiffany family in 1956, legendary designer Jean Schlumberger left behind a wealth of jewelry inspired by nature.
In the following years, Tiffany welcomed other talented designers including Elsa Peretti®, who breathed new life into jewelry design in the 1970s with elegant simplicity based on natural forms; and Paloma Picasso®, who followed in 1980 with jewelry designs that went beyond the traditional.
The creations of the eminent successor generation such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Gene Moore to Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso and John Loring are also displayed in the luxurious space of the exhibition. Alternatively, you can explore the annual Blue Book high jewelery collection in room 3. Space 5 is for Breakfast at Tiffany’s fans , while chapter 6 is dedicated to diamond creations. famous fashion house.
The exhibition Vision & Virtuosity launched at Saatchi Gallery, located in the Duke of York Headquarters near Sloane Square, open to visitors from June 10, 2022 to August 19, 2022. Tickets can be booked at the gallery or on the Tiffany & Co exhibition app. (available on the iOS app store and Google Play) and discover more exhibition highlights and exclusive content.
You also have the opportunity to collect limited edition products by Tiffany & Co. Exclusive collaborations with artists in Tiffany Blue® such as T-shirts and hoodies designed by Daniel Arsham, soccer Tiffany & Co. x Wilson®, Quartersnacks skateboard, Mellow Gemini vase, Caran d’Ache pen set and Bellocq tea set at the gift shop.
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