Some things are a given; like if it’s a Tiffany, it’s got to be endearing, attractive, and a top-notch piece of jewelry. But these words aren’t enough to define the grandeur of Tiffany’s most expensive piece of jewelry it’s ever offered for sale. It’s mind-boggling, saying the least that Tiffany’s latest offering is an extravagant 80-carat, oval shape, D color, and internally flawless diamond. This, in itself, holds incomparable beauty. Still, they further amp its gorgeousness by setting it within a necklace inspired by a design Tiffany had originally made for the 1939 World’s Fair. It’s understandable if you can’t wait to set your sights on something that looks intended to please the royalty, and the glistening masterpiece will be showcased next year when Tiffany & Co. unveils its fully renovated flagship in New York City. A landmark location opens with an iconic creation, one that’s a huge, internally flawless stone donning the perfect opening for a location that matches in reputation and beauty. Tiffany & Co. spokesperson declined to comment on what the company paid for the diamond that was mined in Botswana and what the price of the necklace will be, but going by the words of Natural Diamond Council chief executive officer David Kellie its apparent this is one legend in the making. “This is an extraordinary find. The number of gem-quality diamonds over five carats recovered on Earth in one year is minimal. The incredible 80-carat size combined with its D and internally flawless grade make this particular diamond a true miracle of nature and among the rarest diamonds ever discovered. Not only are diamonds one of nature’s most incredible creations, but they are also integral for the people and economies of the countries where they are found. The sale of this diamond and all diamonds discovered in Botswana directly benefit the people and communities there, including implementing infrastructure and a free schooling system,” he commented.
Tiffany’s flagship renovation is expected to be completed in spring 2022. Krakoff was inspired by Tiffany’s splendid 1939 World’s Fair was held in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. Krakoff said. “There are many amazing historic designs, and we are always looking into how we can reinvent and bring them back to customers that were not aware of them. The 1939 World’s Fair necklace felt like it would work well with this extraordinary scale of stone — it would feel like it belonged as opposed to forcing a vintage design that wouldn’t necessarily complement it,”
[Via – WWD]