Tiffany brings jewelry designs ‘Out of Retirement’

MajorsMar 03, 2016

Tiffany brings jewelry designs ‘Out of Retirement’

For the first time, Tiffany & Co. is partnering with another retailer on a capsule collection, which features jewelry and gift items inspired by designs in its Blue Book from the 1970s.

This 18-karat gold hinged bracelet with diamonds will be available exclusively at Dover Street Market ($32,000). It was inspired by a design in the Tiffany 1973 Blue Book, reimagining in a bold, linear style for a new group of consumers.

New York--For the first time in company history Tiffany & Co. is partnering with another retailer on a capsule collection, one inspired by its own designs from the 1970s.

The limited edition “Out of Retirement” collection features 18 pieces, eight jewelry designs and 10 gift items. Each item is based on a design from the Tiffany archives, and created to “put an unexpected twist on holiday gift-giving,” the company said.

It will be available in three Dover Street Market stores--New York, London, and Tokyo--from November to January, ranging in retail price from $350 to $32,000. Dover Street Market is a multi-brand retailer conceived in 2004 by Rei Kawakubo of Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons (French for Like Boys.) The store is known for carrying limited edition collections.

Tiffany Design Director Francesca Amfitheatrof used the iconic Tiffany Blue Book for capsule collection inspiration, choosing 18-karat gold pieces from the early 1970s, including a trio of sculptural rings and bold bracelets, one embellished with a linear diamond motif and another with graphic cutouts. 

Also in the collection are gold, diamond and tsavorite earrings modeled after a pair of cufflinks from the 1971 edition of the Blue Book

The sterling silver gift items, meanwhile, include a fish-shaped flask that riffs on the idiom “drink like a fish,” a pillbox shaped like a miniature Chinese takeout container, and an haute trouser leg clip for cycling enthusiasts. There’s also a desk puzzle, a trio of money clips in 18-karat gold, and a silver party horn and party hat. 

The pieces will be showcased in installation spaces with site-specific displays inspired by Gene Moore, who designed Tiffany’s windows from 1955 to 1994, using transparent vitrines with custom motifs based on Moore’s favorite props: sculptural wood figures in New York, cast hands in London, and Nymphenburg animals in Tokyo.

Tiffany’s also will celebrate the partnership by replacing the signature white ribbon on its classic blue boxes with black ribbons on all Out of Retirement packaging. 

For Dover Street Market, the partnership marks the first time the store has launched a project this size across multiple stores with an international jewelry house. 

“Partnering with Dover Street Market on a global level is a very exciting idea for us,” Amfitheatrof said, adding that Dover Street Market is “a place where creativity stands out and brands can do projects they wouldn’t normally do. It allows

people to dream without creative limits.”
Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

The Latest

CollectionsFeb 03, 2023
Chipotle Spices Up Valentine’s Day with Jewelry Collection

The fast-casual chain partnered with Anna Sheffield’s Bing Bang NYC brand on a capsule collection and it’s a little “extra.”

SourcingFeb 03, 2023
Greenland Ruby Names New CEO

Geologist Arnt-Eirik Rørnes has taken on the role.

EditorsFeb 03, 2023
Piece of the Week: Gismondi 1754’s ‘Marea’ Cuff

The diamond and tanzanite bracelet was inspired by the waves of the Italian gulf near Genoa.

Brought to you by
Bringing Over 130 Years of Diamond Expertise to Modern Grading

De Beers Institute of Diamonds provides the very best in diamond verification, education and diamond services.

CollectionsFeb 02, 2023
Lowe’s Is Now Selling Jewelry

The home improvement store’s website features an “Empowerment Tools” demi-fine jewelry collection.

Weekly QuizFeb 02, 2023
This Week’s Quiz
Test your jewelry news knowledge with this short test.
Take the Quiz
Events & AwardsFeb 02, 2023
Registration is Now Open for JIS Spring 2023

The show will feature a new pavilion of 30 jewelry designers and manufacturers from Surat, India.

Policies & IssuesFeb 02, 2023
Tiny Radioactive Capsule Lost in Australian Outback Found

A government official said search crews “found the needle in the haystack” when they located the capsule belonging to Rio Tinto along an 870-mile stretch of road.

Brought to you by
De Beers Institute of Diamonds Expands to Offer Education

De Beers is sharing over 130 years of experience and expertise through the De Beers Institute of Diamonds with a selection of courses.

TrendsFeb 02, 2023
Amanda’s Style File: Purple and Playful

Amanda Gizzi welcomes February with a selection of amethyst jewelry, a birthstone that “deserves its own time to shine.”

EditorsFeb 01, 2023
Designers to Watch in 2023: Boochier

Behind the playful and nostalgic brand lies deeper meaning.

Events & AwardsFeb 01, 2023
New Miami Jewelry Center Slated to Open in Q1

The Time Century Jewelry Center is located in downtown Miami’s jewelry district.

SurveysFeb 01, 2023
Consumer Confidence Falls in January

Wariness about the year ahead offset a more positive view of the current economic situation.

ColumnistsJan 31, 2023
Squirrel Spotting: How About a Word for the New Year?

It begins with a “t” and ends with a “c” and is imbued with warmth and positivity, Peter Smith writes.

Policies & IssuesJan 31, 2023
Rio Tinto Issues Apology After Radioactive Capsule Goes Missing

The tiny capsule, which is believed to have fallen out of a truck, was lost somewhere along an 870-mile stretch of desert road.

Events & AwardsJan 31, 2023
Gucci Is Getting a Gem Award

The Italian luxury brand will receive the first Gem Award for High Jewelry Excellence.

MajorsJan 31, 2023
Martin Flyer Names New VP of Business Development

Industry veteran Kevin Lane has stepped into the role.

MajorsJan 30, 2023
Researchers Uncover Bejeweled ‘Golden Boy’ Mummy

The ancient Egyptian teenager was buried 2,300 years ago with 49 amulets to guide him through the afterlife.

SurveysJan 30, 2023
Consumers Embracing Non-Traditional Ways to Mark Valentine’s Day

The NRF’s annual survey shows that consumer attitudes about how, or even whether, to celebrate Feb. 14 continue to evolve.

Events & AwardsJan 30, 2023
JA Is Searching for the Next Retail ’20 Under 40’

Nominations are open now through March 24.

MajorsJan 30, 2023
10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

A column detailing how independent jewelers did last year and the top watch brands of 2022 were among the most-read stories last week.

FinancialsJan 27, 2023
Tiffany & Co. Shines for LVMH in 2022

Acquired in 2021, the brand’s high jewelry sales have doubled and its new “Lock” collection was an instant hit.

MajorsJan 27, 2023
Diamond Council of America Appoints Treasurer, Board Member

Executives from Fred Meyer Jewelers and Riddles Jewelers have filled the roles.

CollectionsJan 27, 2023
Piece of the Week: Heavenly Vices’ Lock Necklace

The Victorian-inspired design is a functional lock and key.

Supplier BulletinJan 26, 2023
JA New York Spring Brings the Industry Together

For over 100 years, JA New York has played an integral role in facilitating the evolution of our industry, while also honoring past traditions.

TrendsJan 26, 2023
At Vicenzaoro, Paola De Luca Gazes Into Jewelry’s Future

The trend forecaster and her guests explored unconventional jewelry designs, NFTs, AI art, and more during her Trendvision presentation.

CollectionsJan 26, 2023
NDC and Lorraine Schwartz Announce New ‘EDDI’ Class

The Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative provides diamond credit and mentorship to young brands helmed by BIPOC designers.

IndependentsJan 26, 2023
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry Set to Open 10th Store

It will be located in San Antonio’s Alamo Quarry Market and will be Lee Michaels’ third location in the city.


This site uses cookies to give you the best online experience. By continuing to use & browse this site, we assume you agree to our Privacy Policy