History is made so that it can be remembered and manifested again for good. For the first time in its history, Tiffany & Co. has teamed up with another retailer, Dover Street Market, to launch Out of Retirement Collection inspired by its own designs from the 1970s.This launch asserts that Tiffany designs are never discontinued, they are simply retired. The limited edition Out of Retirement collection is all set to debut at all three Dover Street Market stores in New York, London and Tokyo in November 2015 and will be available until January 2016.
The capsule collection is being launched right in time to celebrate the festive season in true Tiffany style. It comprises of 18 pieces of which eight are jewelry designs and ten gift items. Each is based on a design from the Tiffany archives and created to put an unexpected twist on holiday gift giving.
Tiffany design director Francesca Amfitheatrof has relied on the iconic Tiffany Blue Book for inspiration for this new blast-from-past collection. It rolls out with 18 karat gold statement pieces from the early 1970s, including a trio of sculptural rings and bold bracelets, one embellished with a linear diamond motif, and another boasting graphic cutouts with unisex appeal.
The Diamond Hinged Bracelet from 1973 makes a stunning comeback for this collection of unique gifts and jewelry. While other peices include gold, diamond and tsavorite earrings modeled on cufflinks from the 1971 Blue Book.
This partnership breaks more new ground as it will be the first time the store launches a project of this magnitude across all Dover Street Markets with a renowned international jewelry house like Tiffany. To commemorate the association, the exclusive Out of Retirement pieces will be packed in the classic Tiffany Blue Box but instead of the signature white ribbon, it will be tied with a black ribbon in a nod to Dover Street Market.
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