THE OCEAN AT FIFTH AVENUE: OUT OF THE BLUE BY TIFFANY
Even though oceans hold 97 percent of Earth's water and affect everything, from the weather to our food supply, we've barely scratched the surface of understanding them. More than 80 percent of the ocean remains unexplored, making it less known to us than the surfaces of the Moon or Mars.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.Jacques-Yves Cousteau, a French naval officer, ocean explorer, filmmaker and author
The oceans and the seas have long captivated scientists, poets and artists. Tiffany & Co. dives into this inspiration with their latest collection, Blue Book 2023: Out of the Blue.
Influenced by the iconic designs of Jean Schlumberger, who, alongside Paloma Picasso, Elsa Peretti, and Frank Gehry, held the unique distinction of being allowed to sign his own works for Tiffany & Co., the collection offers various aquatic themes, from shells and corals to starfish and sea urchins.
The jellyfish-inspired earrings and necklace seem almost sentient, swaying subtly with each movement, as if floating through underwater currents. These tiny marine wonderlands have been crafted in a blend of celestial platinum and sun-drenched 18k yellow gold, dazzling with vibrant sapphires, tanzanites, moonstones, and diamonds – each a miniature ocean in its own right.
To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.Rachel Louise Carson, an American marine biologist, writer, and conservationist
Tiffany’s new collection brings that other world a step closer to ours. An intimate link to the ever-changing moods of the sea, it is a declaration of awe and love for its majesty and mystery.
Despite having identified about 226,000 species in the ocean, scientists suspect that this is just the tip of the iceberg. A considerable portion, perhaps over 90%, of marine species may still be undiscovered. Though challenges such as climate change and pollution are affecting these unseen ecosystems, there's a silver lining: a wealth of underwater life remains, largely unexplored, leaving a world of aquatic wonders to enchant us.
Whether you're ocean-obsessed or simply appreciate beauty, these pieces offer a taste of the sea’s boundless enchantment that you can carry with you, wherever you go.