Legendary Tiffany & Co. designer Jean Schlumberger looked to the sea for inspiration, choreographing unparalleled manifestations of its majesty and mystery. Honouring this legacy, Blue Book 2023: Out of the Blue—designed by Nathalie Verdeille, Chief Artistic Officer, Tiffany & Co.—both perpetuates and reinvents the aquatic worlds that he dreamt up. With geometric and stylised aesthetics, each new design exudes alluring beauty, realised through unparalleled innovation and exceptional craftsmanship.
Star of the Sea
An iconic silhouette of the ocean, the starfish is reimagined in a breathtaking design that Tiffany & Co. artisans crafted over a span of nearly 1,500 hours. Depicted in its natural habitat, the starfish is tangled between rocks of black opals, aquamarines, tourmalines and beryls with diamond accents.
Perhaps one of the most surreal creatures to be found beneath the ocean’s surface, the jellyfish moves through the sea like a dancer. Ethereal, luminescent and curvaceous, these designs echo the creature’s fascinating colour palette and organic shape. The Jellyfish brooch—handcrafted over the span of 900 hours—is imbued with a sense of movement, expressing the jellyfish’s unique dance through cutting-edge craftsmanship.
The Star Urchin theme brings to life the drama of the ocean—reimagining the familiar sea creature in an array of striking designs. One piece—crafted over a span of 1,400 hours—features 340 hand-carved chalcedony “spikes” of over 760 total carats that tremble slightly, evoking the movement of the sea. This design also features over 59 total carats of tanzanites and over 18 total carats of diamonds.
This theme re-envisions coral’s forms and exuberant hues in an array of designs showcasing tanzanites, sapphires and yellow diamonds. An extraordinary necklace within the Coral theme features emerald-cut tanzanites of over 62 total carats that are nestled within an intricate display of 1,672 diamonds of over 43 total carats. Tiffany’s artisans brought this extraordinary design to life over the span of 1,400 hours.
“For Blue Book 2023: Out of the Blue, we re-envisioned these Schlumberger by Tiffany & Co.™ masterworks and brought them to life.”
—Nathalie Verdeille, Chief Artistic Officer, Tiffany & Co.
An Opulent Ocean
The Sea Star theme features a field of custom-cut mother-of-pearl starfish entwined in coral-inspired motifs, providing a snapshot of the sea’s fascinating ecosystem. In this necklace, exceedingly rare unenhanced padparadscha sapphires of over 24 total carats and diamonds of over 42 total carats, together with Umba sapphires, mother-of-pearl and carnelians, give life to the theme.
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