Tiffany & Co’s relationship with its hometown is legendary, immortalised in Truman Capote’s novella and Blake Edwards’ film, forever partnered with fabulous images of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in a Givenchy gown, glorious updo and long black gloves. Breakfast at Tiffany’s has become a signifier of New York chic and fashionable femininity, and no jeweller demonstrates that better than Tiffany & Co. One of the Manhattan-based brand’s collections that celebrates its powerful roots in New York City is Tiffany City HardWear. Launched five years ago and still going strong, it’s inspired by the spirit of the city, its boisterous energy and commanding architecture. Gracefully punky, bold signature gauge 18ct yellow or rose gold or sterling silver links are crafted together to achieve just the right tension, proportion and balance, while some designs are embellished on just one link with a discreet dusting of pavé diamonds for a flash of city-in-the-snow frosting. Worn layered or individually, they are timeless additions to the jewellery box. The links manage somehow to be both assertive and harmonious, audacious and thoughtful, reflecting the contradictions and intensity of the Big Apple.
Joanne Glasbey is the editor of Brummell magazine and watch editor of Times LUXX magazine