Tiffany & Co. Releases Latest Blue Book
Tiffany & Co. has released the 2010-2011 Blue Book Collection, the jeweler's annual presentation of special beautiful baubles up for sale. This year's collection includes the Tiffany Majestic necklace, shown above. It took more than a year to procure the more than 300 pear-shaped and round brilliant stones and over 700 hours to create the necklace itself. The smaller stones are set into diamond florets surrounding a 30.31-carat, E color, internally flawless detachable diamond drop. The platinum mountings were individually crafted and linked to create a flexible setting that sparkles with every movement.White diamonds are showcased in the Fringe necklace which features a 20.01-carat, D color, internally flawless diamond in a rectangular modified brilliant cut with 61 round, 33 cushion and 30 marquise diamonds in platinum.
The Blue Book Collection also includes colored diamonds. A necklace based on Art Deco jewels in the Tiffany & Co. archives has a triple-drop pendant with three extraordinarily rare fancy vivid yellow diamonds-- a rectangular-shaped 13.09-carat yellow diamond and two approximately 6-carat yellow diamonds surrounded with a total of 642 round brilliant white diamonds.
Besides the diamonds there are also other stones. A 28.01-carat unenhanced Kashmir sapphire sits in a necklace of round brilliant diamonds. Another interesting piece is a new version of the popular Jean Schlumberger Bird on a Rock design, featuring a diamond-encrusted bird of 18 karat gold. This year's bird sits on a 104.66-carat cushion-shaped kunzite distinguished by a deep purplish pink hue. Check out other pieces in the gallery below.
[via National Jeweler]