Jewellery lovers rejoice – Auckland will soon welcome an incredible High Jewellery collection from none other than Tiffany & Co.
Set to be on display in the city’s Tiffany & Co. store from 30 April until 4 May, the collection includes the Schlumberger Thistle necklace, a groundbreaking creation that honours and encapsulates the enduring legacy of visionary designer Jean Schlumberger.
Taking more than two years to create by hand, the necklace highlights the bristly thistle flower’s unique shape, which buds from perennial plants characterised by leaves with sharp, protective prickles.
The flower’s silhouettes and stages of growth spring to life in the rare piece, designed to encircle the neck effortlessly.
Each one-of-a-kind thistle bud burgeons as though picked fresh from a field of wildflowers, inviting wearers on a journey through nature.
It’s a piece that perfectly fits into the imaginative world of Schlumberger, who transformed high jewellery design with his vibrant visions of flora and fauna.
Paying tribute to Schlumberger’s lifelong fascination with our environment, the Schlumberger Thistle necklace mirrors the natural world’s constant motion and growth.
To create the piece, artisans meticulously used gold wire to tether each sparkling diamond element together, delicately layering in textures, dimensions and shadows.
This level of craftsmanship requires the utmost precision and dexterity to ensure each diamond is perfectly set for optimal appeal and wearability.