18 Karat Gold, Platinum, Colored Stone and Diamond Necklace and Earclips, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.
- Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.
- gold, platinum, colored stone, diamond
Tiffany in Fashion by John Loring, a photograph by Kenro Izu of Paloma Picasso wearing this set appears in this book (above).
Paloma first met John Loring in Venice when she was just 16, at the home of famed art collector Peggy Guggenheim. Years later, when Loring was named Design Director for Tiffany & Co. he knew immediately that her style was perfectly suited to “take Tiffany into the 21st century.” Paloma Picasso joined Tiffany in 1980 to instant success, beginning a partnership that still thrives 35 years later.
Picasso’s bold use of colored stones and broad strokes of yellow gold combine for an unmistakable style. The one-of-a-kind necklace shown here features an impressive collection of multicolored gemstones including and tourmaline, tanzanite, peridot, aquamarine and topaz. This spectacular piece was created in 1985 to mark Picasso’s 5th anniversary with Tiffany & Co., incorporates the “X” motif that was her first design for the company, and epitomizes 80s glamour.