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The Jewelry Collaboration That's Bringing New Life to Tiffany & Co

Arash Naghdi  2/3/2018
The Jewelry Collaboration That's Bringing New Life to Tiffany & Co
In its illustrious 179-year history, Tiffany & Co. has invited only a handful of designers to sign their names to its jewelry. The list—Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, and Frank Gehry—is as remarkable for its icons as for its brevity. So when the storied American brand recently announced a capsule collection with a new name, we were all ears. The designer in question: downtown New York jeweler Eddie Borgo. The lineup: gold and pearl pieces inspired by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, which debut this week.

In its illustrious 179-year history, Tiffany & Co. has invited only a handful of designers to sign their names to its jewelry. The list—Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, and Frank Gehry—is as remarkable for its icons as for its brevity. So when the storied American brand recently announced a capsule collection with a new name, we were all ears. The designer in question: downtown New York jeweler Eddie Borgo. The lineup: gold and pearl pieces inspired by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, which debut this week.

EB: Yes, taking structured form and draping it became the impetus behind the whole collection. The idea of fluidity also translates to the legacy of Tiffany, through Peretti in particular. We really wanted to capture both the spirit of Gertrude and the legacy collaborations Tiffany has done in the past, plus my obsession with modern art and architecture. There are these tiny conical pieces that pin the pearls into the jewelry, so you have a small piece of our DNA, but ultimately I wanted it to feel as if it was part of Tiffany.


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