Tiffany High Jewelry/Galerie Magazine - Rima Suqi
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Tiffany High Jewelry Botanica Collection

23 Dec Tiffany High Jewelry/Galerie Magazine

hen Tiffany & Co.’s Magnolia vase made its formal debut, at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, it was hailed as “the greatest exhibit in point of artistic beauty and intrinsic value that any individual firm has ever shown.” It was no small feat, considering this substantial piece— designed by John T. Curran and handcrafted from silver, gold, enamel, and opals—is over 30 inches tall and weighs more than 50 pounds. It’s currently ensconced at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 While other motifs may be more top of mind when it comes to the legendary 185-year-old brand, the magnolia has been a quiet constant, employed in everything from jewelry designs to leaded-glass windows and lamps. With this year’s high-jewelry offering 2022 Tiffany Blue Book Collection: Botanica, this flower—a symbol of perseverance and longevity—is once again in the spotlight, translated into meticulously crafted bijoux that pay homage to nature and showcase the “rarest, most beautiful and unusual gemstones in the world,” says Victoria Wirth Reynolds, vice president and chief gemologist at Tiffany & Co. “We travel extensively in search of these miracles of nature that inspire us and our designs.”
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