When thinking about gifts, for most women (even those who won’t admit it), nothing says I Love You like a little light blue box! The Blue Box from American jewellery brand Tiffany and Co. has had woman dreaming since its beginning when the first Tiffany’s mail-order catalogue, known as the "Blue Book" because of its turquoise blue cover, was published in 1845. The brand has since become the epitome of chic elegance, style and sophistication (who can forget Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”?) and its blue box with a white ribbon is instantly recognized in any part of the world, so much so that in fact, not only the colour but also the packaging and the term “Tiffany Blue Box” are trademarked!
So yes, we all have at some point dreamt of receiving this iconic little Blue Box, regardless of its contents, be it a sparkling diamond ring, the classic golden key pendant, stylish silver cuffs, perfume or home decoration. Tiffany has the perfect gift for all tastes and pockets. Tiffany jewelry’s become worldwide famous for being the choice of not only big American families such as the Vanderbilts, Astors, and Morgans but also Hollywood stars and European royalty.
Some of my favourite Tiffany jewels are:
Born in 1907, who started his career designing buttons and costume jewellery for Elsa Schiaparelli. After moving to New York and opening his own jewellery salon, he was asked to design jewellery for Tiffany and Co., where he worked for 20 years and became its Vice-President. Diana Vreeland once said that he "appreciates the miracle of jewels. For him, they are the ways and means to the realization of his dreams."
Born in 1940 in Florence, Italy, the former interior designer turned model moved to New York where she started creating jewellery for a few fashion designers while seriously partying at Studio 54. She has worked for Tiffany for over 20 years and has earned several design awards and honours such as the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic among others. Peretti also created a charitable foundation to promote human rights, focusing on the right to education, children’s and women’s right and dignity and promotion of culture and the arts.
Born in France in 1949, the daughter of painter Pablo Picasso studied jewellery design in Paris and soon started designing accessories for Yves Saint Laurent’s collections. In 1980 Paloma began working for Tiffany. In 2010, to celebrate her 30th anniversary with Tiffany she designed the Marrakesh collection. She has since earned several awards.
Cheers, Christine Schönburg