Tiffany buys an 'exceptional' 80-carat diamond, to make it the centerpiece of the reissue of a historic necklace that debuted in NY with the 1939 Universal Exposition. In addition to being the most expensive jewel ever made for Tiffany, the diamond necklace from American maison will be the protagonist of the reopening of the iconic flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York, in 2022. The announcement of the two 'good' news was given by Tiffany & Co. From here it is clear that the original jewel, which had a large aquamarine in the center, it was modernized by replacing the celestial stone with the exceptional oval diamond of over 80 carats, the largest diamond ever proposed by Tiffany, surpassed only by the Tiffany Diamond which, as everyone knows, "is not for sale ".
The diamond necklace will be shown in 2022 to celebrate the major reopening of the iconic Tiffany store on Fifth Avenue, following the refurbishment, and will go down in history just like the original necklace nearly a century ago, unveiled at the Universal Exposition in Queens.
"The new necklace perfectly reflects our tradition as a New York luxury jeweler whose founder was known as the 'King of Diamonds'" comments Victoria Reynolds, head of the gemological sector at Tiffany & Co.
And then it is worth going into details.
The stunning center stone, an oval diamond of over 80 carats, purity IF, color D, is not only very rare, "but it is the symbol of Tiffany's approach to traceability of diamonds, the first company in the industry to adopt this. policy "is specified in the note.
The diamond sourced from Botswana, Africa, from a 'responsible' supply chain, will be mounted by Tiffany's artisans in New York.
The large aquamarine and exceptional diamonds of the original necklace enchanted the millions of visitors who admired the international show in '39.
With its forward-looking theme, "Dawn of a New Day", the 1939 Universal Exposition promised a glimpse into the "World of Tomorrow".
With over 44 million visitors, the Exposition was intended to inspire the dream of a brighter and better tomorrow.
Tiffany's masterpiece did just that — set the stage for the opening of the iconic flagship store between 57th Street and Fifth Avenue the following year, 1940 — prefiguring what will be an equally historic moment for the brand in 2022.
In its 183-year history, Tiffany has purchased many rare and extraordinary precious stones for its jewelry, including the legendary Tiffany Diamond, one of the largest and most magnificent fancy yellow diamonds, as well as the Hooker Emerald, currently on display at the Smithsonian and Mazarin diamonds, purchased by Tiffany at the French Crown Jewels auction.
The story of Tiffany.
In 1837 Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York, where his shop was soon hailed as the home of jewelry for its exceptional gemstones.
During the twentieth century his fame grew all over the world with the expansion of the network of shops and the fortune of becoming the protagonist of the novel Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote and the homonymous film with Audrey Hepburn.
Today Tiffany & Co. and its affiliates design, manufacture and market luxury jewelery, watches and accessories, with the collaboration of over 14,000 employees - among which there are more than 5,000 skilled craftsmen who cut diamonds and create jewelery in the company laboratories.
Tiffany & Co. has long been committed to conducting its business responsibly, supporting the natural environment, prioritizing diversity and inclusion, and having a positive effect on the communities in which it operates.
The company operates over 300 stores around the world.