Just when you thought that Tiffany & Co. has exhausted the different ways it can interpret the Tiffany T collection, the American jeweller springs a fresh surprise. Rolling out this month is the latest permutation of the popular collection which has built a strong fan base for its contemporary look, clean lines and graphic T-shaped motif. Christened as the Tiffany T T1, this debut range is the single most important fine jewellery launch of 2020 for the company, with a series of drops planned throughout the entire year as part of a reported larger push by the company to focus on gold designs.
To kick things off, the brand has debuted a range of nine designs wholly crafted in 18K rose gold (white gold and yellow gold designs will drop in the second half of the year). Priced from $1,350 to $44,600, the designs are available in wide and narrow widths, with versions handset with pave diamonds.
What immediately stands out about the designs of the Tiffany T T1 from their predecessors is the jewellery’s strong bold appearance. Up until now, Tiffany T designs are best known for their slim wiry open bracelets and smiley bar-shaped pendants. Save for the chunky Tiffany T True series that was launched last year – that outing featured tessellated T motifs on bracelets and rings – things are fairly kept subtle.
This time around, however, the Tiffany T T1 creator and the company’s chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff reinvented the wheel. The distinctive T-shaped bar motif feature a bevelled edge while the necklace and bracelet are fashioned as fully-enclosed circular pieces. In order to give the pieces a strong industrial element that is at once practical, Krakoff incorporated a clasp/hinged design that is integrated seamlessly on the reverse of the beveled bar for easy wearing. The overall result is jewellery that is graphic, modern and cool. In short, truly New Yorker in style.
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