Tuesday, September 4, 2012

TIFFANY'S NEW COLLECTION OF BLING AND THINGS

KEE@FSWMAG.COM

THESE ARE MY FAVOURITES;
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The fabulous Key made in honour of my name Kee! So sweet of Tiffany to create an entire collection in my honour! This diamond key is US$ 2,800 in USA and under RM 10,000 here.
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At 87 carats, this green tourmaline is big enough even for me. It costs around RM 300,000

I ALWAYS LIKE TIFFANY, PARTLY DUE TO THE NAME WHICH IS SO HIGHCLASS COMPARED TO, SAY, AGATHA OR MAUD OR PENNY. 

Then comes the designs which are classy and timeless though at times they can even be funky!

Then their famous blue boxes which are as coveted as the gems inside. To this day, the staff are not allowed to give an extra box even after purchase! One box per item is the golden rule!

Mr Charles Lewis Comfort Tiffany who founded Tiffany's in 1837 once said "No one is ever allowed to walk out with one of my blue boxes unless he purchases something to put inside'. The company became Tiffany and Co in 1853 when Tiffany took over the company that started as a 'stationery and fancy goods emporium'.

Their first mail order catalogue, called the  Blue Book for obvious reason, appeared in 1845 and is still in production today.

Now Tiffany continues its original fancy goods heritage with everything fanciful your heart desires, from big diamond to small rubies to watches, clocks, stemware, watches,vases, cutlery, china, crystal, porcelain, belts, leather goods and yes, stationery!

I visited Tiffany in Chicago's Magnificent Mile (their answer to our Golden Triangle) and was shocked to see hundreds inside the store! Here at Suria KLCC  and Pavilion, there are usually less than half a dozen at any time but in America, Tiffany is so hugely popular the stores are so jam-packed I thought they were having a closing down sale! Ditto for the Tiffany store in Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills where I went for the launch of Frank Gehry's collection for Tiffany's.

The stores in America are maybe ten to twenty times bigger than the ones in KL as Tiffany is seen as affordable luxuries as you can buy a genuine Tiffany (and get the same blue box!) for a few hundred ringgit to a few million!

Here are Tiffany's latest holiday gifts as Christmas is not that far away and Deepavali is in November!

All prices are in US Dollars and valid only in USA so don't just convert by multiplying by 3.1 etc as they cost more in Malaysia.



Tiffany & Co. designs holiday gifts of exquisite beauty and quality. Handcrafted jewelry sparkles with the world’s finest diamonds and colorful gemstones. Accessories gleam with elegance. And there are new creations that reflect the rich legacy of Tiffany design. Each gift is wrapped in the Tiffany Blue Box®, an international symbol of style and excellence.

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RUBEDO™ metal, a uniquely beautiful innovation debuts in Tiffany 1837™ jewelry designs in honor of Tiffany’s 175th anniversary. The metal’s rose luminescence highlights a Return to Tiffany™ heart tag on a sterling silver bracelet. US$ 475 (RM 1,500)


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A rare 3.04-carat fancy intense Tiffany Yellow Diamond is mounted in a ring setting of white diamonds in platinum and 18 karat gold. Tiffany’s radiant yellow diamonds are among the world’s finest and most sought-after gems, radiant with color that is as pure as sunlight. US$ 150,000 (RM 460,000)


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Tiffany celebrates Jean Schlumberger, one of the twentieth century’s greatest jewelry designers, with his famous Bird on a Rock setting. Handcrafted by Tiffany jewelers in Paris, the brooch features an 86.60-carat green tourmaline with diamonds in platinum and 18 karat gold. US$ 92,000 (RM 285,000)


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Earrings from the Victoria collection enhance holiday fashion with the brilliance of Tiffany diamonds. Four marquise diamonds form this striking design. Each stone is an exemplar of cut, color and clarity, and hand set in platinum. US$ 7,500 (RM 23,000)


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The new Tiffany Enchant collection is based on the ornate patterns of traditional 19th-century garden gates. Tiffany designers capture the elegance of the swirling motifs in a scroll band ring of diamonds in platinum and 18 karat rose gold. US$ 9,500 (RM 30,000)

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The Tiffany Keys Collection is inspired by keys from the Tiffany Archives that were designed to open country manors and salons, diaries and jewel boxes. The newest keys sparkle with the beauty and intrigue of these earlier designs. Among the pendants are the Open Knot Key in 18 karat rose gold, Knot Key in 18 karat yellow gold, and Open Knot Key in diamonds and 18 karat white gold. The keys range from US$ 700 to US$ 2,800


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Tiffany maintains its reputation as the world’s diamond authority with stones unsurpassed in quality and mounted in magnificent platinum settings. The Tiffany Noble diamond necklace is designed to maximize the brilliance of the 18.44-carat center diamond, D color, internally flawless. US$ 6,500,000 (RM 20 million)


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The Tiffany Gallery watch captures the vitality of New York City during the 1920s American Art Deco period. The collection includes a stainless steel timepiece with stylized numerals, a black lacquer dial and Swiss-made movement. US$ 3,350 (RM 10,500)

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The Sabrina frame clutch in bronze, silver and gold metallic leather is the perfect complement for a little black dress or an evening gown. US$ 995 (RM 3,100)

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Tiffany Locks sunglasses in acetate with silver metal envision a holiday of pure style. The lock motif is inspired by designs in the Tiffany Archives. US$ 430 (RM 1,400)

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An unparalleled legacy of silver craftsmanship shines in the Snowflake ornament. The luster of this treasured memento deepens as the years go by. US$ 175 (RM 600)

These incomparable Tiffany designs are available at Tiffany & Co. locations worldwide. For more information, call 800 526 0649 or access tiffany.com.

Tiffany and Co. operates jewelry stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Its principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company. The Company operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores and boutiques in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Japan and Europe and engages in direct selling through Internet, catalogue and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit tiffany.com or call the shareholder information line at 800-TIF-0110.







1 comment:

anon said...

Hai Kee,
Just want to know,is the price really differs?eg in the website(400x3.1=1240) and in the store in k.l(RM???)?:)