Tiffany & Co. featured in The Great Gatsby

The much anticipated and recently released Great Gatsby film has had much of its fans drooling over the magnificent jewelry pieces worn by its stars.  Amazingly enough, the jewelry worn in the film is based on designs from the coveted Tiffany & Co. Archives.  The style of Daisy Buchanan, played by Carey Mulligan, was a wonderful representation of the glitz, glamour, and rebellion of the Roaring Twenties. Throughout the film she wore tassel necklaces and jewels with conch pearls. At lavish parties her blonde bob was accessorized with the Savoy, a headdress of diamonds and cultured pearls, and her hands were adorned with a daisy ornament and diamond rings with the renowned Tiffany setting.

“This exuberant, very decorative style [of the 1920’s] constantly comes back as a key point to designers,” Catherine Martin, costume designer of The Great Gatsby, said recently in an interview.

The leading lady isn’t the only one with dazzling accessories. Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, accessories his custom Brooks Brothers shirts with 18k gold oval cuff links. A sterling silver flask which fits easily in the pockets of his tailored linen suits and tuxedo.

The jewelry throughout this film symbolized the story’s themes of wealth and privilege. The makers were instrumental in approaching its design with the utmost care carefully keeping style and luxury in mind. Some of the pieces from the film are featured just below. Enjoy!

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GGBThe Savoy (photos courtesy of Tiffany & Co. from The Great Gatsby collection)

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Earrings of conch pearls and diamonds in platinum

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Necklace with a 49.59 ct. emerald-cut aquamarine, diamonds, and platinum, and earrings of emerald-cut aquamarines, diamonds, and platinum

GGBRing with a cushion-cut black onyx, diamonds, and platinum

 

As always, Live, Life, Lamour,

R.Lamour

 

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Tiffany Blue Book!

Today’s post is centered around the most recent celebrity-studded event that Tiffany & Co. held to celebrate the launch of its 2013 Blue Book and subsequent collection at a ball at Rockefeller Center in NYC on April 18.

With their first released in 1845, the Blue Book is an event which annually publishes and showcases Tiffany’s latest and most spectacular jewels. In its inception, it was initially designed to serve as a means of personal communication between the company and its top clientele as a means of reaching customers who may have needed a bit of enticement to visit the store. Soon after as with history serving as our vessel for hindsight, it has ballooned into the star studded event it is today.

This year’s Blue Book features Tiffany jewelry primarily inspired by the Jazz Age, concurrent with the “Roaring 20s.” Jewelry from this period includes Art Deco designs, illustrated in streamlined and curved pieces, angular lines, and geometric shapes. Many of their pieces encompass the sheer creativity and vibrant energy of the jazz period.

Here is a sneak peek at what we missed from the event.

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Tiffany yellow diamond rings (above) with pink and white diamonds and sapphires ($90,000 to $180,000).

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The Savoy headpiece, part of The Great Gatsby Collection, with diamonds and freshwater cultured pearls in platinum ($200,000) and can be acquired here.

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Tiffany white diamond tiara with 8.43 carats of yellow diamonds ($335,000) .

 

As always, Live, Life, Lamour,

R.Lamour