This year, iconic Tiffany jewellers has revealed a new jewelry collection, entitled Tiffany True, its first line of engagement rings in 10 years. Baroque Access finds out all the details
Tiffany’s new collection of exquisite engagement rings, called Tiffany True, includes a ring featuring a new cut of diamond with a setting that is designed so that its four link sides create a basket for the ring. This allows the ring to sit lower on the finger and creates a more modern feel. This ring can be personalized in platinum with white diamonds, for example, or in 18-karat yellow gold with yellow diamonds.
The ring will be available in two options – either a platinum band with a white Tiffany True cut diamond, or an 18-karat gold yellow band featuring a yellow cushion cut diamond. Prices for the ring start at $7,000 and, depending on the type of gold chosen and the amount of diamonds included, it can run well into six figures.
The Tiffany True collection is not only made up of rings. There is also a gold bracelet made of interwoven golden T’s. But of course, it is the ring that will take center stage. The brand, which has been going strong for 181 years, released its new T Collection of 130 items recently, to much acclaim.
Each diamond in the range reflects Tiffany’s commitment to selecting the highest quality, sustainably sourced stones. Apparently the cut of the Tiffany True diamond enhances the true brilliance of each stone by exposing more surface area on the diamond’s main facet. The T-shaped design in the setting showcases the brilliance of the diamond and also is a signature of the T collection.
This particular design lends itself to an extremely delicate band that is sculpted so that it doesn’t compete with the magnificent stone. To achieve this, the subtle prongs of the basket blend seamlessly into the diamond. This particular aspect of the design is iconic for Tiffany, something that was first used in the Tiffany Setting, a classic solitaire diamond first revealed in 1886 and still going strong to this day. It featured six prongs that lifted a round diamond above a slender gold ring, putting the diamond on a pedestal and letting it shine in all its glory.
Tiffany has been very busy in 2018. It also embarked on a three-year facelift for its café, The Blue Box Café, located on the fourth floor of the brand’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, which is projected to cost in the region of $250 million. But the money will easily be recouped – the café is one of the most sought-after dining destinations in the city and is always fully booked.