“Diamonds are a girl’s best friends”, sang Marilyn Monroe in Howard Hawks’ Men Prefer Blondes. How to blame her and how to row against the current, especially when you are overwhelmed by the tide of precious visions that have as protagonists a Tiffany jewel and an 80-carat diamond. The great New York High Jewelery maison founded in 1837 has in fact announced the recent acquisition of an extraordinary oval cut gem. To increase the exceptional nature of the event, is the declaration by the maison of an imminent re-edition of a historical jewel. A wonderful necklace with aquamarine presented for the first time at the 1939 Universal Exposition.
The chosen occasion for the first appearance of the splendid necklace announced the opening of the iconic flagship store between 57th Street and Fifth Avenue the following year. The original model features a central blue stone surrounded by specially cut diamonds. And today history repeats itself and the incredible jewel will return to the eyes of the world in 2022, celebrating the important reopening of the Tiffany Fifth Avenue flagship store after the renovation. For the occasion, the blue stone will be replaced by the new and precious diamond, classified as the most expensive jewel ever made.
The diamond comes from Botswana, Africa through a responsible supply chain
“What better way to celebrate the reopening of the Tiffany flagship store in 2022 than by reinterpreting this incredible necklace from the 1939 Universal Exposition. It is one of our most famous jewels that dates back to when we first opened our doors on 57th Street. and Fifth Avenue,” says Victoria Reynolds, Chief Gemologist of Tiffany & Co. “The new necklace perfectly reflects our tradition as a New York luxury jeweler whose founder was known as the King of Diamonds”.