“You could always tell what kind of a person a man thinks you are by the earrings he gives you. I must say, the mind reels.” Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s
NICHE magazine was invited to Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the Vancouver flagship store for an intimate viewing of the American Glamour and Gatsby jewellery collections. It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and an event I that will remember for the rest of my life.
Sipping on freshly squeezed orange juice NICHE beauty columnist Sara Rose and I had the opportunity to browse, admire and even try on pieces from the remarkable collections. The Gatsby collection was particularly exciting as the items were the same ones seen in this year’s major blockbuster adaption of Scott F. Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby. One of the most remarkable pieces of jewellery I have ever had the pleasure of seeing was the Daisy Hand Ornament worn by Miss Carey Mulligan in the Gatsby film. The lavish piece is an archival daisy motif of diamonds in platinum accented with pearls. At a price point of $82,500 you can imagine how hard it is for the photos to do it the justice it rightly deserves.
While the collections dazzled and stirred dreams of more lavish lives, they really have a much greater significance, and that is the time they represent. In the 1920’s, between the two world wars and prior the Great Crash of 1929, Tiffany & Co. returned glamour to America. Their American Glamour and Gatsby collections have flawlessly recreated the excitement of the Roaring Twenties – a time that will always be remembered for speakeasies, dancing until dawn and, of course, Tiffany jewels.
By NICHE Associate Editor Chelsea Forman