Ong Chin Huat takes a closer look at Reed Krakoff’s first jewellery collection for Tiffany & Co.
Inspired by naturalism, Tiffany debuted its newest High and Fine Jewellery collection last month. Aptly called the Tiffany Paper Flowers Collection, it is Tiffany & Co.’s chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff’s first jewellery collection for Tiffany and it is winning legions of fans.
Comprising high and fine jewellery, the Paper Flowers Collection strikes a nice balance between femininity and modernism with rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings shaped like flower petals. Inspired by paper cut-outs of flowers, it is designed with a platinum pin at the centre with the organic shape taking centre stage.
“Paper Flowers is about stripping away all of the rules associated with fine jewellery,” said Krakoff. “Luxury shouldn’t always mean formality, so we used precious stones and the finest material, but in a way that you can live with every day.”
With nature as its main motif, this collection echoes all the colours and shapes which one would expect from flora and fauna as well as from Tiffany’s rich heritage. For instance, the vivid hues of the iris flower are seen in the deep purple of Tanzanite while yellow diamonds reflect the beauty of fireflies. Crafted in platinum and set with diamonds, this collection is also a showcase of Tiffany & Co.’s exquisite workmanship.
Another example is a high jewellery necklace which features over 68 carats of diamonds with a stunning mix of pear and brilliant shaped diamonds. Each petal in this creation is linked to the next in a natural and easy way, a perfect illustration of the exemplifying the ingenious construction and attention to detail.
For further information about Tiffany & Co.’s Paper Flower Collection, please visit www.tiffany.com