Composed of five themes—winter, spring, summer, autumn and color theory—the new high jewelry Tiffany & Co. 2018 Blue Book collection draws inspiration from flora, fauna and the architectural complexity found in nature. With modern and graphic shapes rendered with rare techniques and exceptional gemstones, the Tiffany Blue Book Collection is a discovery of the unexpected. Each piece is a unique creation where visionary designs and the time-honored talent of Tiffany artisans combine to create extravagant jewels that evoke dreams and defy possibilities.
“The Tiffany Blue Book Collection serves as a laboratory for developing groundbreaking concepts that will one day make their way into new collections. It’s where our most creative, experimental and innovative ideas begin,” says Reed Krakoff, Chief Artistic Officer at Tiffany & Co.
Within the Winter theme is one of the most exemplary designs, the never-before-seen ice motif, which required the most skilled craftsmen to study the beauty of irregularity and render it in diamonds. The illusion of ice was achieved by individually cutting each diamond into jagged, unique shapes that mimic an iceberg adrift on a sea of platinum.
The Spring theme builds on the randomness and asymmetrical beauty of the natural world. The hydrangea designs reveal an intricate clustering of flowers, where groupings are off-centered and mixed-cut diamonds juxtaposed with multi-hue sapphires, tourmalines and tanzanites to create an ombre effect.
In Summer, the soft, fluttery diamond encrusted moths contrast against the bold, angular links and inspired by a 1940s tank chain.
Autumn reveals a lightness and interplay of gemstone colors and cuts. Vines that sprout and blossom in tandem with nature’s cycle can be seen in a stunning necklace where overlapping chains reveal a fern motif that emerges and gently unwinds down the back.
The 2018 Blue Book is brought full circle with the color theory theme, where color gradation ranges from intensely saturated colored gemstones to white diamonds. Capturing the subtle shift in palette of the four seasons theme, the designs echo a Pantone® color wheel. The 2018 Collection embodies Tiffany’s passion for elevating the beauty of nature and reinterpreting it through the unparalleled craftsmanship that has defined the jewelry house since 1837.