Tiffany has completely outdone itself with a series of stunning – really just stunning – new Orchid Brooches, which have a huuuuuge waiting list.
Creating these special pieces begins with a live orchid and a year later – yes, it takes one year for each brooch - the most fabulous wearable art is born. Below, more exclusive details about how the brooches are made.
“The process can be broken down into the following steps: A live orchid is selected and then molds are made from each segment of the actual orchid specimen which is dropped in hot wax to create the actual form,” said TheBPlot’s bejeweled source. “The wax forms are then refined. Each piece is cast in yellow gold. Coloring is applied using multiple layers of glass enamel that is then fired up to 18 times per segment to achieve the desired color after as many as 30 layers of pigment is applied.
“Highest quality jewel stone settings and final findings are selected to complement and enhance the design of the individual piece. Individual segments and stone sets are then cold-connected using prongs, bezels, and/or screws. And finally, the iconic Tiffany hallmark is applied to the finished piece.”
To date, Tiffany has created brooches in eight different species—Queen Mary, Green Pygmy, Thailand Trigon, Slipper (Richardfort and Queen Victoria), Spider, Splash Petal, and Wildcat and Dancing Lady (two species on one brooch).
Prices available “upon request.” Visit the Red Bank store or Tiffany.com for more information.
EXCLUSIVE INVITATION FOR TheBPlot and The Coaster readers: Just in time for Mother’s Day, fathers and daughters are invited for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Saturday May 8, from 10 am to noon, at Tiffany in Red Bank. Enjoy a gracious start to the day and private shopping for dazzling Mother’s Day gifts.
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