Tiffany & Co. and the Legendary Designs of Jean Schlumberger

Jean Schlumberger Legendary Designs for Tiffany

Ong Chin Huat gets a first-hand look at legendary designs of Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. in Kuala Lumpur.

The much anticipated new designs of Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.’s high jewellery collection was unveiled at Tiffany & Co.’s Pavilion store in Kuala Lumper recently.

Whimsical and ornate, the designs of this new collection are taken from Tiffany & Co.’s archives, and it pays homages to one of the most feted jewellery designers in the modern age. Jean Schlumberger joined Tiffany & Co. back in 1956 and began what must have been one of the most prolific periods of his creative life.

Hailing from a well-to-do textile manufacturing family in France, Schlumberger started his designing career with Parisian couturier Elsa Schiaparelli before moving to New York and turning to jewellery design.

Jean Schlumberger Ancolie Brooch for Tiffanys

Inspired by sea creatures and the natural world as well as design accoutrements for textiles and fabrics, the unique and distinctive creations of Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. has won the hearts of style icons such as the Duchess of Windsor, Babe Paley, Greta Garbo, Mona von Bismarck, Gloria Guinness, Gloria Vanderbilt, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy among others.

In the latest collection, Schlumberger’s iconic “Bird on a Rock” (main image) has been reproduced with different coloured gemstones such as Aquamarine, Tanzanite, Green Tourmaline and Morganite.

Jean Schlumberger Cooper Bracelet for Tiffanys

Other eye-catching pieces of the collection include the Cooper bracelet, Nest earrings, Ribbon ring and Shell brooch.

Jean Schlumberger Shell Brooch for Tiffanys

Each piece is a demonstration of Schlumberger’s expert use of coloured gemstones with Tiffany diamonds and results in something not only beautiful to look at and wear but also to covet and lust after.

Jean Schlumberger Platinum Baguette Fringe Necklace

However, the centrepiece of this outstanding collection is the platinum Baguette Fringe necklace which has 240 diamonds and weighs a total of 85 carats. Made from baguette and brilliant-cut white diamonds, this stunner is a contrast soft curvy circles with angular lines making it both feminine and bold simultaneously. An elegant blue sapphire clasp adds a dash of colour to this unforgettable necklace.

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Ong Chin Huat

Luxurious Magazine Reporter

Having been the social editor of the Hong Kong edition of Tatler and as well as writing a twice-weekly column in Hong Kong’s leading English-language newspaper, the South China Morning Post, Chin has met and interviewed a variety of people including business tycoons, supermodels, movie stars, royalty and world-class athletes. He also considers himself privileged to have attended some of the most talked about events and parties around the world. Chin counts art, fashion, food, interior design, literature, painting and travel among his passions.

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