Tiffany and Co has announced it will launch the next chapter of its ‘Vision and Virtuosity’ exhibition in the Saatchi Gallery, bringing over 400 objects from the House’s archives to London from 10 June to 19 August 2022.
Marking the jeweller’s 150th anniversary in London, the exhibition will take visitors through Tiffany and Co’s history, including archival high jewellery designs, Tiffany’s famed window displays and its recently acquired Empire Diamond of over 80 carats to “important relics of popular culture”, such as the original script from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Each of the exhibition’s seven chapters will explore separate themes that are “central” to Tiffany’s brand. Guests can explore founder Charles Lewis Tiffany’s legacy and experience the works of some of the House’s creative forces, such as Jean Schlumberger and Elsa Peretti.
The third chapter of the exhibition is devoted to the annual Blue Book high jewellery collection, while the fourth room is centred on Tiffany’s heritage in the world of love and commitment, having introduced the signature Tiffany Setting engagement ring in 1886.
Meanwhile, the fifth space is devoted to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, while the penultimate chapter is a “spectacle of diamonds”, dedicated to Tiffany’s diamond creations. At the culmination of the exhibition, guests will have an opportunity to view the 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond.
Anthony Ledru, president and chief executive officer at Tiffany and Co, said: “‘Vision and Virtuosity’ tells the extraordinary story of one of the oldest luxury jewellers, through its nearly 200-year history of pioneering creativity, legendary craftsmanship and sourcing of the world’s most extraordinary diamonds and gemstones.
“This exhibition perfectly captures our long-standing heritage in bridging tradition and modernity. We are thrilled to share the world of Tiffany and Co. and our unique high jewellery style with London.”
Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president, product and communications at Tiffany and Co, added: “Since its inception, Tiffany and Co. has held a unique position within culture.
“‘Vision and Virtuosity’ celebrates the House’s most defining moments, showcases the incredible collection of archives and exemplifies why Tiffany and Co. is such an iconic brand.”