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Vintage Tiffany & Co diamond tulip brooch by Jean Schlumberger

From 1956 until the late 1970, Jean Schlumberger became one of Tiffany & Co's most influential designer, and here is a stunning example of his work.

Made in 18 carat yellow gold and platinum, this "Tulip" brooch not only bears his name on the brooch, but is so characteristic of his design, style and unique flair that made him so well known around the world for his pieces that he created for such people as The Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo and Jacqueline Kennedy.

With such exquisite detail in the vines that lead to the "buds", one bud is set with nine round brilliant cut diamonds and the other twelve that come together to total 0.84 carats.

Measuring 42.8mm by 26.4mm, this brooch is as elegant today as when it was first created, and is a wonderfully exciting brooch by one of the 20th Centuries leading designers.

 

Stock# ES9714

Maker: Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co

Circa: 1970

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Vintage Tiffany & Co diamond tulip brooch by Jean Schlumberger

Vintage Tiffany & Co diamond tulip brooch by Jean Schlumberger

This Tiffany & Co diamond tulip brooch was designed by the eminent Jean Schlumberger. Creating jewellery for such people as Greta Garbo, Jacqueline Kennedy and Frank Gehry, he designed the famous "Bird on a rock", a diamond set bird brooch siting on top of the famous 128.54 carat Tiffany diamond.

 

A brief history on Jean Schlumberger as taken from the Tiffany & Co website:

As one of the 20th century's most gifted artists, Jean Schlumberger is renowned for his fantastical creations infused with wit and curiosity. With extraordinary gemstones as his palette, he transformed nature's wonders into objects of mesmerizing beauty, and strong, sculptural designs into magnificent bejeweled statements-unrivaled in the world of jewellery design.

Born into a prominent family of textile manufacturers in Alsace, France, Jean Schlumberger (1907-1987) eventually landed in New York City. In 1956 he was hired by Tiffany & Co. Chairman Walter Hoving as a Vice President of the company. A special design studio and salon were decorated to the designer's specifications, and with an unlimited supply of the finest colored stones now at his fingertips, Schlumberger created some of the most incredible jewelry designs of his career.

As a superb draftsman, Schlumberger began each design with a drawing to discover the purity and grace of the natural forms that caught his eye. He also often traveled to Bali, India and Thailand to fire his imagination, which influenced the energetic and dynamic quality of his work.

As a passionate innovator, Schlumberger has received numerous honors and awards in the world of art and fashion. He was the first jewellery designer to win the coveted Coty American Fashion Critics Award in 1958; and the Muse des Arts Da coratifs in Paris which houses Schlumberger's original design'shonored him with a retrospective entitled Un Diamant dans la Villeâ in 1995. This posthumous tribute marked only the third time a jewellery designer had been honored by the museum.

In his later years, Jean Schlumberger returned to Paris, the city that awakened his artistic soul. He died in 1987, at the age of 80, leaving a legacy of bejeweled creations of wonder and magnificence.

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