Tiffany & Co., legendary American jeweller, has announced a new exhibition titled ‘Vision and Virtuosity’ to mark 180 years of creative craftsmanship. The exhibition is slated to be held from September 23 to November 10 at the Fosun Foundation in Shanghai, China.
The thematic exhibition will showcase some of the most iconic pieces from the Tiffany Archives through six chapters depicting various facets of the brand’s design. For instance, ‘Blue Is The Color Of Dreams’ puts the spotlight on the robin’s-egg Tiffany Blue, while also paying tribute to coloured gemstones introduced by the brand, such as Montana sapphires and tanzanites.
‘The World Of Tiffany’ is a hat-tip to the world of cinema, music, television, literature and popular culture shaped by the brand. This section takes visitors on a journey through the evolution of the Tiffany Blue Box, the setting-up of the Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York and famous personalities who adorned themselves with jewellery from Tiffany. ‘The Tiffany Blue Book’ section tells the story behind the brand’s artistry and design featuring high jewellery pieces across nearly two centuries.
“‘Vision & Virtuosity’ is a tribute to Tiffany & Co., which has stood for masterful craftsmanship and innovative design since Charles Lewis Tiffany founded his company in New York City in 1837… These two values—vision and virtuosity —lie at the heart of Tiffany & Co. and this exhibition represents the best of our brand.”
‘Tiffany Love’ highlights the brand’s role in real-life love stories with the Tiffany Setting, the first modern engagement ring, taking centre stage. The new and innovative Tiffany True engagement ring also occupies pride of place in this section. ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ takes visitors behind the scenes of the eponymous film starring Audrey Hepburn and features a curated collection of items such as the original script and personal annotations. ‘Diamonds: Miracles of Nature’ features a collection of the most coveted diamonds through the ages, including the 124.58 carat Tiffany Diamond.
Tickets to the event will be available in September and all proceeds will go to Fosun Foundation and its charitable programmes.