Tiffany & Co. debuted a breathtaking high jewellery collection featuring rare pearls sourced in the Gulf
Any jewellery aficionado would recognise the Tiffany & Co. Bird on a Rock brooch created by Jean Schlumberger in 1965. The piece depicts a diamond bird perched atop a cushion-cut gemstone; originally designed for the Tiffany Yellow Diamond, the bird has since been featured alongside a plethora of coloured stones.
Bird on a Pearl reimagines the iconic creation with an exquisite 21-piece high jewellery collection that utilises rare saltwater pearls sourced in the Gulf. The region’s natural pearls are regarded as some of the world’s most precious, and Bird on a Pearl captures their magnificence. One particular masterpiece is a three-strand necklace totalling over 371 carats which comprises graduated light-cream pearls and six diamond-covered birds.
“Crafting an entire collection with natural saltwater pearls is rarely achieved. It is an extraordinary opportunity for our clients to have access to such a prestigious collection of natural saltwater pearls, and for these pearls to be set in designs that pay homage to one of Tiffany’s most iconic creations,” explained Tiffany & Co.’s Chief Gemologist Victoria Reynolds in a statement. Unveiled in Doha, Bird on a Pearl features pearls acquired from Qatari businessman Hussein Al Fardan’s private collection.