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While Art Basel in Miami Beach takes place every year after Thanksgiving, and therefore after Black Friday, the unparalleled shopping in Miami—and in the Miami Design District in particular—should still be taken advantage of, just in time for the fast-approaching holidays. Getting out of the tented fairs and using a little retail therapy to help recover from those after- hours events in South Beach is our idea of a perfect afternoon during Miami Art Week.
In celebration of the fairs this year, Tiffany & Co.’s Miami Design District boutique will be offering its high jewelry designs from its incredible and oh-so-festive 2016 Tiffany Masterpieces collection, alongside its always anticipated Holiday offerings. Debuting earlier this year, this stunning group of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Tiffany & Co.’s Design Director Francesca Amfitheatrof set out to create a suite of pieces that were not only imaginative and masterfully crafted, but an amazing articulation of the luxury house’s design legacy. “When I work with diamonds and gemstones, I’m constantly drawing from our rich heritage while exploring new ideas that have a timeless, yet modern appeal. Tiffany Masterpieces symbolizes the height of design innovation and experimentation,” she said.
The high jewelry collection is focused on two themes: Tiffany Prism and Tiffany Ribbons. “I’ve taken our legacy of sourcing rare gemstones and created modern designs that are incredibly glamorous, playful, and meant to be worn day and night,” said Amfitheatrof.
Draped strings of pearls and diamonds make up the lavish necklaces that represent the signature Tiffany & Co. blue and white packaging, and classic New York iconography of the Ribbons series. From the Prism collection, the hinged bangle in platinum with diamond, sapphire, and aquamarine stones offers a rich example of the jewelry house’s first design director Louis Comfort Tiffany’s eye for color, influenced by the American Art Nouveau movement. Perhaps most breathtaking, though, is the Morning Glory Necklace designed originally by Jean Schlumberger in the 1950s, where a vine of 18 karat yellow gold twists around blooms of sapphires and diamonds, totaling more than 90 carats.
The Tiffany Masterpieces collection is available to purchase (or merely marvel at) at the Miami Design District boutique through December 4, with private appointments available upon request.
To find out more about Miami Art Week 2016, pick up the new issue of Whitewaller Miami.