Celebrating with all the glamour of its great heritage, Tiffany & Co. tonight unveiled its 2014 Blue Book at an event that transformed the Guggenheim Museum into a pantheon of colors that filled the museum’s soaring rotunda.
One of New York City’s leading cultural institutions, the Guggenheim is revered for its modern and contemporary collection. Frank Lloyd Wright’s clean, curvaceous architecture is the ideal setting for Blue Book’s spectacular creations, the epitome of the jeweler’s art.
Gemstones were key to the international renown Tiffany enjoys today, over 175 years after its founding in New York City. Blue Book is the supreme showcase for these rare treasures, and on this night they burst into bloom like spring’s dramatic awakening.
The approximately 300 guests, including Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Katie Holmes, Hilary Rhoda and Jessica Joffe stepped into an atmosphere sparkling with gems of pure, saturated color—vibrant blue and green, sunny yellow, fiery red, pink and purple—handcrafted in designs as diverse and exuberant as nature itself. Among them were flowers of fancy color sapphires shimmering on a necklace of platinum vines, and an electrifying blue cuprian tourmaline framed by a diamond necklace. Other creations included a cuff of 18k white gold set with seamless waves of blue sapphires and diamonds; Jean Schlumberger’s lavish rings with rubellite, aquamarine and turquoise; and fluid earrings and a bracelet of lustrous Montana sapphires.
Tiffany highlighted this dazzling kaleidoscope with rarest fancy color and white diamonds, hand cut and set in jewels of ultimate style and excellence. Among these were an internally flawless 15.04-carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond ring; Art Deco-inspired bangles with yellow and white diamonds; a drape necklace with over 140 carats of exquisite stones; and opulent diamond and platinum rings.
Blue Book’s many colors and creative energy culminated in “The Diamond Sky,” a one-night-only sound and light installation by the Leo Kuelbs Collection. This moving spectacle led with mesmerizing imagery of Blue Book’s jewels in three-dimensional forms that enveloped the museum’s rotunda. The faceted gems glowed ever brighter, making way for breathtaking projections of the Tiffany Diamond, icon of Tiffany’s diamond legacy, followed by a rendering of Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue flagship store and New York City’s glittering skyline. These touchstones of a brilliant heritage floated upward, shifting in space and morphing into stars, capping an unforgettable night when the world’s most magnificent jewels came to light with the magic of dreams.
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