A kaleidoscope of colored gemstones in extraordinary designs that celebrate the everyday beauty of the world around us.
Tiffany & Co. reveals its new high jewelry collection, Colors of Nature, debuting Spring 2021. Celebrating the idea that extraordinary designs should not be reserved for extraordinary occasions, the new collection elevates the everyday beauty and familiarity of the natural world. A world of vibrant hues that echo the dynamism of the living world in four overarching themes: Land, Sea, Sky and Earth. Colors of Nature is a celebration of nature’s chromatic variety, defined by revolutionary innovations, transformable designs and unexpected color combinations.
Colors of Nature inspires visions of luscious landscapes, azure blue seas and painterly pastels that light up the sky. Vibrant colored gemstones layer together in surprising combinations, some of which are rarely used in the aesthetic vocabulary of high jewelry, transforming the elemental into the extraordinary. The boldest use of color in the collection is a striking necklace comprised of seven different gemstone varieties that took over a year to acquire—aquamarines; tanzanites; pink, orange and green tourmalines; a rubellite and a morganite—totaling a showstopping 278 carats. Throughout the collection are breathtaking bursts of color: a necklace inspired by a bird’s tail feathers displays spinels and purple sapphires totaling over 81 and 39 carats respectively, while a rare Melo Melo pearl of over 95 carats glows bright orange as it suspends from a 18k yellow gold and diamond chain. Verdant emerald-cut green tourmalines, totaling over 77 carats, transition into graduated custom-cut sapphires, over 29 total carats, elevating the electric hues of deep aquatic life.
Tiffany continues to push the envelope of innovation through cutting-edge craftsmanship, balancing the hand of the artisan with new technological possibilities. The house’s proprietary “cracked ice” cut is updated in a mosaic of meticulously hand-set diamonds and gemstones on a series of brooches. On a necklace showcasing over 139 total carats of aquamarines and over 121 total carats of yellow beryls, more than 9 carats of diamonds appear suspended in midair on a setting that reveals, on closer examination, planes of rock crystal encased in 18k yellow gold frames. In an exceptional example of modern design innovation, an orchid-inspired brooch showcases over 530 rose-cut diamond-encrusted petals that are juxtaposed with the steely finish of titanium frames.
As objects of self-expression, the bejeweled creations have a sense of transformability, a rare undertaking in the realm of high jewelry that makes the designs surprisingly versatile. Brooches become pendants, while an extravagant two-strand necklace with over 22 total carats of round esteemed Russian demantoid garnets and over 34 total carats of mixed-cut diamonds can be separated into single-strand necklaces. Wings on a butterfly brooch with over 8 total carats of purple sapphires and over 11 total carats of custom-cut and cracked-ice diamonds flutter with unexpected ease, changing shape in four different positions to evoke the motion of flight.
Also debuting in this collection are eight new handcrafted vessels, most made in collaboration with artisans from the legendary Tiffany hollowware workshop. First introduced in 2019, the vessels are reimagined for Colors of Nature as sculptural works of art that encase eight unique showpiece rings, including a black opal ring of over 7 carats, and an electric blue cuprian elbaite tourmaline of over 11 carats. The gemstones’ bold colors are the quintessence of the collection’s ethos, a story millions of years in the making, realized at the hands of Tiffany artisans.
Necklace inspired by a bird’s tail feathers displays spinels and purple sapphires totaling over 81 and 39 carats respectively.
Also debuting in this collection are eight new handcrafted vessels, most made in collaboration with artisans from the legendary Tiffany hollowware workshop. First introduced in 2019, the vessels are reimagined for Colors of Nature as sculptural works of art that encase eight unique showpiece rings, including a black opal ring of over 7 carats