Jean Schlumberger was one of the most renowned jewellery designers of the 20th century, and during his long and storied career, he created whimsical pieces for the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Greta Garbo. The Frenchman’s spirit lives on in the sparkling repertoire of Tiffany & Co., and a recreation of his Bird on a Rock brooch design is a prime specimen. Handcrafted by master jewellers in Paris, the piece pairs 86.6-carat green tourmaline with glimmering diamonds, all set within 18-karat gold and platinum. The wearable work of art retails for a little more than $100,000—and is available just in time for the holiday season.
November 18, 2012