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Discover the Remarkable Van Cleef & Arpels Creations That Continue To Enchant Jewelry Connoisseurs

Discover the Remarkable Van Cleef & Arpels Creations That Continue To Enchant Jewelry Connoisseurs

Palmyre earrings in white gold with diamonds, Zip Couture Alliance graphique necklace in white gold with pink sapphires and diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels; dress, Elisabetta Franchi. Photographed by Greg Adamski
It all began with a love story when Estelle Arpels, the daughter of a precious stone dealer, tied the knot with Alfred Van Cleef, the son of a stone cutter, to later join their passion for jewelry making with Van Cleef & Arpels. Loyal to its vision for elegant craftsmanship of a selection of exceptional quality precious stones, the fine jewelry house has been catering to a high-profile international clientele for about 100 years. Van Cleef & Arpels has perfected the mission to create more accessible jewelry for women, relying on historical narratives and precious stones that formulate its day-time jewelry profile.
Flying butterfly necklace with detachable clip in white gold with diamonds, Flying Butterfly Between the Finger Ring in white and rose gold with Traditional Mystery Set sapphires and diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels; top, SemSem. Photographed by Greg Adamski
Though known for its emblematic Alhambra launched in 1968, Van Cleef & Arpels has offered other iconic pieces punctuated with the house’s signature sophistication and elegance. The Zip Couture Alliance Graphique necklace is inspired by the 19th century and re-appropriates the humble beginnings of a boot fastener. Suggested to design by Alfred Van Cleef’s daughter, Renée Puissant, this piece was designed in 1950. With a ribbon of rubies, round and baguette-cut diamonds mounted in platinum, emeralds, and sapphires, this piece has adorned the necks of stars including Irina-Lazareanu, Anne-Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, and Margot Robbie.
Inspired by an Oasis located in the Syrian desert, the Palmyre Collection brings the Palmyre earrings and necklace that reflect timeless elegance and sophistication. Embellished with different rows of sparkling diamonds set in white or yellow gold, the collection brings out an airy, fluid-like setting. The collection illustrates a scenery of glittering drops of water, enhancing the diamonds’ natural beauty, as they’re worn day and night.
Palmyre necklace in yellow gold with diamonds, Ludo bracelet in yellow and white gold with diamonds, Van Cleef & Arpels; dress, Maison Yeya. Photographed by Greg Adamski
In 1935, the Ludo bracelet was created in honor of Louis Arpels, who was referred to as ‘Ludo’ by his friends. Lauded for its sleek gold ribbon built of hexagon bricks, two colors of gold are blended in the representation of flexible fabric. The assembly frames a jewelry clasp that gives the impression of a belt buckle trimmed with round diamonds, effortlessly draping around the wrist.
Médaillon abstrait long necklace in rose and white gold with spessartite garnets, pink and black spinels, coral, onyx, and white cultured pearls, Van Cleef & Arpels; dress, Valentino. Photographed by Greg Adamski
The Médaillon Abstrait long necklace is an exhibition of precious stones beaded in an inlay of pink and black gems, corals, pink and white gold, and pearls. The necklace’s geometrical character was inspired by the long necklaces of the 70s and flexibly transforms from a long tasseled piece into layers of three.
With a tender and lightweight flow, Van Cleef & Arpels revisits asymmetry and the art of illusions through its Two Butterfly jewelry collection. The Flying Butterfly with a Detachable Clip stands out in an attire of one marquise-cut white diamond to testify the jewelry house’s innovation and vision for breaking the typical frame for creativity. The Flying Butterfly Between the Finger Ring is painted with a Traditional Mystery Set of Sapphires, narrating the story of a delicate confrontation linked by an open band of rose or white gold.
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13 of Lady Gaga’s Most Dazzling Jewelry Moments Through The Years

13 of Lady Gaga’s Most Dazzling Jewelry Moments Through The Years

Photo: Getty
Lady Gaga has been wowing the world with her bold performances and head-to-toe fantastical looks from the moment she burst on to the music scene in 2008, and jewelry has always firmly been a part of her self-mythologizing role-play – whether she is spinning a tale of outrageous avant-garde or full-blown Hollywood glamour. From her early homemade looks and dramatic costume jewelry to her adoption of a more refined aesthetic, Vogue takes a look back at her most incredible jewelry moments and proves yet again why the performer is a living legend.
2008. In this early TV appearance, a hint of Lady Gaga’s future avant-garde style is on view with her giant kawaii hair-bow and crystal shoulder piece. An oversized crystal ring provides the finishing touch. Photo: Getty
August 2009. Arriving at Tokyo airport in 2009, Lady Gaga channeled a Desperately Seeking Susan-era Madonna with armfuls of punky studded leather bracelets. Photo: Getty
2010. Lady Gaga made sartorial history at the MTV Video Music Awards by appearing in this now iconic dress, designed by Franc Fernandez – but how do you accessorise a gown made from fresh meat? With a neck and arms full of crystals, of course. Photo: Getty
September 2012. For the launch of Fame, her first perfume in 2012, Lady G fully committed as always to the task in hand. From her adorned beehive to her earrings, her jewellery channeled the black and gold design of the fragrance bottle. Photo: Getty
October 2012. For the London launch of the fragrance, she preempted the body jewellery craze that was to come with bejewelled fingers and matching talons dripping in gold. Photo: Getty
February 2015. A more glamorous Gaga emerges as the years go by. For the Grammys in 2015, she went for the green goddess contrast of silver couture and giant emeralds, the latter provided by Lorraine Schwartz. Photo: Getty
February 2015. Taylor Kinney proposed to Gaga on Valentine’s Day 2015 with a six- to eight-carat heart-shaped diamond by Lorraine Schwartz. She shared their happy news on Instagram. The couple split up in the summer of 2016. Photo: Instagram.com
2016. Only white diamonds would do for her (almost) demure look with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired blonde coiffure and make-up at the Golden Globes, where Gaga took home the prize for Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film for American Horror Story: Hotel. Photo: Getty
September 2018. The monochrome look was reversed for the Toronto Film Festival screening of A Star is Born that October. Giant white diamond earrings by Chopard stand out majestically against an all-black Armani Privé look. Called the Gardens of Kalahari earrings, they centre on a 25-carat pear-shaped diamond on one side and a 26-carat heart-shaped diamond on the other. The earrings were also worn by Charlize Theron at the 2017 Oscars. Photo: Getty
September 2018. Her engagement ring from ex-fiancé Christian Carino was in the same traditional cluster setting style as Lady Diana Spencer’s engagement ring, but in true Lady Gaga fashion, it was supersized and in a cartoonish pink. Opinion was divided over whether it was a pink sapphire or diamond. Photo: Getty
January 2019. At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gaga channeled sophisticated glamour with a diamond, platinum and gold choker with heart and star motifs and butterfly wing gold and diamond earrings from the 2019 Tiffany Blue Book collection alongside several Tiffany T bracelets. Photo: Getty
February 2019. For the Oscars, Lady Gaga wore the 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, one of the largest yellow diamonds in the world. Rarely seen out in public since Charles Lewis Tiffany acquired it in 1878, it had last been worn by Audrey Hepburn in a Breakfast at Tiffany’s promotional shoot. It has since had another outing in this year’s About Love campaign starring Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Photo: Getty
January 2021. For her performance of the American national anthem at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Lady Gaga wore a brooch specially designed for the occasion by Schiaparelli’s Daniel Roseberry. The giant gilded dove of peace spoke volumes about the performer’s feelings on the occasion, and demonstrated the power of a jewel to convey a message. “Jewellery is there to heighten the fantasy of haute couture,” Roseberry told me at the time. “It reminds me a lot of decorating a room. It’s the chandelier that brings the room alive.” Photo: Getty
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bvlgari on Chapter Two of the Jannah Collection

HH Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bvlgari on Chapter Two of the Jannah Collection

In an inspiring collaboration, Bvlgari and HH Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan launch Chapter Two of the Jannah Collection. This time, an exquisite fine jewelry collection spreading a message of joy and peace. Chapter Two marks a continuation of the unprecedented collaboration between the royal and the Italian jeweler, which was two years in the making before it was revealed to the world in 2020. United by their love for beauty and family, Bvlgari’s creative director Lucia Silvestri and Her Highness met in 2018 at Abu Dhabi’s Grand Mosque. The collection was then decided to be dedicated to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Her Highness’s grandfather and the founder of the UAE.
Photographed by Philipp Jelenska
Photographed by Philipp Jelenska
The new collection reintroduces the five-petal Jannah flower inspired by the motifs on Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’s marble interior, as six 18ct rose gold pieces. Although delicate and sentimental, these creations are versatile and designed to be worn in combination with everyday sets. The pendant necklace and earrings encompass the Jannah flower in a circular gold plate that comes to life through inserts of mother-of-pearl and dazzling diamond pavé. Featuring a shimmering gold and diamond tassel, the long pendant necklace is paired with matching bracelet and earrings. Another highlight in the collection is a sautoir with rotatable two-sided discs — with and without diamond pavé lines.
Photographed by Philipp Jelenska
Photographed by Philipp Jelenska
“It is so light and beautiful, literally heaven,” Her Highness says referring to the collection’s name. “This is Sheikh Zayed’s message through a work of art.” Silvestri adds, “The iconic Jannah flower is perfect for fine jewelry. It was something we loved at first sight; we loved the geometry. Italian and Arab culture meeting in a seamless creative balance.” Remembering the first launch of the Jannah collection, Her Highness says, “The collection touched so many people – my family; my country. I wanted to share my grandfather’s message of love and peace.”
Photographed by Philipp Jelenska
Photographed by Philipp Jelenska
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Egyptian Icon Hind Rostom’s Jewelry Sells Out at Sotheby’s

Egyptian Icon Hind Rostom’s Jewelry Sells Out at Sotheby’s

Hind Rostom
Taking a stride down the Golden Age of Egyptian cinema with her playful blonde curls, piercing gaze, and bold attitude, Hind Rostom was renowned for her passion for collecting fine jewelry. Whether it was of globally sourced diamonds, rubies, or custom-made bangles, Rostom was no stranger to auction houses. Let alone have her pieces showcased in the world’s premier destination for auctioning art and luxury, Sotheby’s. Digging into some overdrafts, all pieces auctioned at the house were sold as part of the Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Part II on November 11.
Showcased in the house were eight jewelry pieces, including a wide link bracelet embellished with a bed of diamonds and emeral, a pair of diamond ear clips, and a necklace set marked by Chatila.
Necklace set by Chatila
The link bracelet sold for $57,627, the Chatila diamond necklace for $30,186, and the ear clips for 20,160 Francs.
Diamond Ear Clips by David Webb, 1960s

Collet-set of baguette diamonds and calibre-cut emeralds
After being dubbed as the Arab world’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, Hind Rostom refused the title and preferred a title that follows the kin of the love of her life. “Madame Fayyad” she picked, as it indicated a sense of work and responsibility instead of “Queen of temptation.” However, her love for jewelry and diamonds was regarded the same as both expressed an infatuation for unique, sparkly cuts.
Hind Rostom
Hind Rostom was also known as the “first lady of Egyptian cinema”, as she starred in more than 80 films during the golden age of Arab cinema. Always taking on roles of intelligent, witty, independent, and strong characters along with characters like Farid Shawqi and Omar Sharif, Rostom defied stereotypical gender roles at that time and stood as an icon for feminism. However, Rostom retired from her acting career in 1979, and no project could get her working again, declaring that her life was “not for sale.” At the age of 81, Rostom died of a heart attack, making her an icon for powerful femininity in the region.
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Nadine Kanso’s Bil Arabi Jewelry is Now Available at This Luxury Retailer

Nadine Kanso’s Bil Arabi Jewelry is Now Available at This Luxury Retailer

Photo: Courtesy of Bil Arabi
The creations of Bil Arabi, helmed by jewelry maker Nadine Kanso, are now available at Bayt Damas—but only for a limited time. To mark the launch, Kanso has unveiled a new collection available exclusively at the luxury lifestyle destination. Expect a gradient of vibrant shades of malachite, amethyst, and diamonds, resting on a bed of 18-carat yellow gold, engraved with contemporary Arab calligraphy. The new collection has been crafted as a celebration of Arabic culture to complement the narrative of Bayt Damas’s legacy.
Photo: Courtesy of Bil Arabi
Translating to “in Arabic”, Bil Arabi features enlarged calligraphic motifs that can be worn on one’s hands or neck, all in a canvas of gold and precious stones. Renowned for the Arabic scripts with personalized messages like “hobb”—meaning “love”—in frames that encase the outer contour of the jewelry, geometries of a human heart, eye, and coral shells are constructed for an elevated extension of the Lebanese photographer’s creative voice.
Bil Arabi was established in 2006 by Kanso, who has a background in typography and graphic design. Initiating with “noon” a project that harks back to the first Arabic letter of her name, Kanso’s work soon progressed into a complete collection of calligraphy-inspired rings, earrings, bracelets, and pendants. Described as “modern heirlooms”, her stunning pieces document a reality of the Middle East far from the typical images hyped in the media.

Bayt Damas’s founding in 1907 sparked the beginning of a goldsmith legacy that slowly expanded from one shop at the Gold Souq in Dubai to international portals in retail stores located in the GCC and MENA region. This coming together is one to keep an eye out for all jewelry enthusiasts.
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The Italian Jewelry House Championing Exclusivity and Ethical Craftsmanship with its Unique Designs

The Italian Jewelry House Championing Exclusivity and Ethical Craftsmanship with its Unique Designs

Princess Flower collection. Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Coin
Italian jewelry house Roberto Coin has been redefining exclusivity by setting itself a distinguished jewelry identity which includes championing ethical craftsmanship. Handcrafted by artisans, this brand taps into the imagination of its Italian designer, Roberto Coin, and translates it into alluring and timeless pieces.
Founded in 1996, Coin’s first collection, Appassionata, featured an unusual ruby signature that instantly marked the brand’s unique identity—one that prioritized diversity and unthematic designs. Despite the brand’s non-replicable creations, this ruby signature persisted throughout, with a story to tell about the exciting journeys that inspire every piece. Believing that a standard theme for the collection would wipe away the creativity of the designer’s input, Roberto Coin’s mission is to create pieces that empower and bring out every woman’s beauty. “It has never been my goal to be recognized through the use of my designs with similar, thematic characteristics that make them recognizable at first glance; that would have been too easy,” Coin revealed.
Roberto Coin. Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Coin
Worn by several celebrities on the red carpet, Roberto Coin’s collection covers a range of bangles, necklaces, charms, and rings with occasional incorporations of precious stones and crystals like amethyst and pearls for a contemporary twist. “From the first steps that I took in this amazing field, I’ve always wanted Roberto Coin to be an eccentric entity, born in an unusual way and definitely unlike anyone else in both personality and objective,” Coin adds.
Love in Verona collection. Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Coin
The Love in Verona Collection was mainly inspired by the Italian city of Verona, illustrating the city’s romantic atmosphere as it stages Shakespeare’s literature Romeo and Juliette. The symbolistic collection embraces three shades of gold, repetitively mentioning the brand’s four-petal diamond flower in reflection of Arena of Verona’s architectural structure. Every diamond in the collection was individually added by hand through a microscope, with the gold polished in a  satin finish.
Belonging to the brand’s Princess collection, the Princess Flower introduces condensed assemblies of small diamonds to illustrate the signature flower in bloom. A characteristic twisted wire was used to elegantly portray a frame carrying the flower, with shades of gold and precious stones adorned throughout. Manually assembled piece by piece, every flower was created by 3D technology, with perfectly proportionate internal and external layouts.
Princess Flower collection. Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Coin
Aiming to offer a new experience every time, the Italian jewelry house launches five new collections every year and is housed in over 1,000 boutiques located in 60 countries all around the world. “My vision is the same as when I began, a vision that guarantees a more dynamic and curious future and, above all, a future capable of surprising again and again,” Coin says.
Love in Verona collection. Photo: Courtesy of Roberto Coin
Best known for being one of the members of the Responsible Jewellery Council, Roberto Coin’s business practices meet the benchmark standard for ethical operations and mechanisms. The jewelry house also purchases its polished diamonds exclusively from ethical sources subscribed to the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and The System of Warranties, which are international systems of certifications and warrantees that ensure the diamond’s freedom of conflict throughout its supply chain.
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The Lebanese Jeweler Sharing the Spotlight with Kristen Stewart in Princess Diana’s Biopic

The Lebanese Jeweler Sharing the Spotlight with Kristen Stewart in Princess Diana’s Biopic

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Spencer. Photo: Neon
Those who kept up with Diana, Princess of Wales during her time in the limelight and studied her posthumously will know how much she loved jewelry. As her biopic, Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart aims to represent her life as accurately as possible, mirroring some of her most iconic pieces was crucial. To do just that, Mouawad, the Swiss-Emirati house with Lebanese origins was enlisted as the exclusive jeweler. Founded in 1890 in Beirut by David Mouawad, the jewelry house has traveled through Saudi and is now headquartered in Dubai and Geneva.
Photo: Courtesy of Mouawad
Spencer‘s official trailer offered glimpses of a few of the jewelry pieces worn by Stewart, including her engagement ring. A nod to Princess Diana’s own ring, Mouawad’s creation features featuring 1.82ct diamonds and a 7.2ct blue sapphire.
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Tapping into a life-changing Christmas Eve to Boxing Day period at the Queen’s Norfolk home, Sandringham, Spencer focuses on the time the Princess decided to leave Prince Charles. It received a standing ovation following its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and is expected to release in the US and the UK on November 5.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles after the announcement of their engagement. Photo: Getty
Mouawad has a long-standing record of being the choice for notable gifts to royalty, prime ministers, celebrities, and the heads of some states. “It has been a pleasure to work on Spencer, providing the jewelry for the role of an iconic princess known for her style as well as her powerful impact on the world,” stated the house’s fourth-generation co-guardians, Fred, Alain, and Pascal Mouawad.
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How Eighth Generation Jeweler Nour Jahan is Celebrating Light with Her New Line

How Eighth Generation Jeweler Nour Jahan is Celebrating Light with Her New Line

Designer Nour Jahan. Photo: Courtesy of Nour by Jahan
As part of the dynasty behind one of Geneva’s most exclusive jewelry firms Jahan Jewellery, Nour Jahan is a scion of an artistic, creative powerhouse. Her new eponymous line, Nour by Jahan, celebrates her very name, “light,” and in the year since its founding, has already found a popular following among royals and the ultra elite.
Photo: Courtesy of Nour by Jahan
Only 22, Jahan fell in love with jewelry as a young girl. Surrounded by passion, art, and craft from day one, she says of her family’s jewelry business, “I instantly knew it was something that I wanted to be a part of.” While her family moved to Saudi more than 30 years ago, they established their headquarters in Geneva and Jahan was born and raised in the Swiss city. It was at university in London that Jahan started designing, quickly going on to become the first Jahan woman to work at the company in its 170 years of history. “While still in school in Geneva, every day after class I would head straight to our workshop to watch beautiful jewels being created by my uncle Shahpour, CEO of the Jahan Company. I would sit by his side as he analyzed gemstones and refined his designs. With the stones laid out before him, he would explain to me who they were for and what he intended to do with each one. I was fascinated by his boundless knowledge and appreciation of gemmology.”
Play bangle in rose gold. Photo: Courtesy of Nour by Jahan
Jewelers to 35 kings, Jahan Jewellery has flourished in the Middle East and beyond. Personal service is key, along with its “near-miraculous ability to source the most magnificent gems,” according to Jahan. Replete with statement pieces, every design in the new line combines a unique accumulation of knowledge. Her Persian heritage and upbringing have positioned her. “Each design has a special meaning, a story to tell, and I want each jewel to be the wearer’s favorite piece,” she says.
Multicolor sapphire bracelet. Photo: Courtesy of Nour by Jahan
The Nour by Jahan collections all share a common foundation: light. Every piece shines, and movement is a central concept – the stones often appear to float, or dance. The latest collection, called Passion, celebrates the magic of precious stones, rubies, and sapphires. “I have created complete sets which focus on the splendid color of the stone to celebrate them in their full glory,” notes the designer. Vibrant, handpicked sapphires, rubies, and diamonds are placed in harmony in subtly concealed 18ct handcrafted gold settings, inviting the stones to dazzle. “I only choose gems from the best mines in the best locations around the world to ensure the highest quality,” says Jahan.
Play earrings in white gold. Photo: Courtesy of Nour by Jahan
All jewels comply with many initiatives that help make the trade more transparent, like the Kimberly Process for diamonds. “Such procedures not only promote positive development in the country of origin but also reassure clients of our ethicality and responsibility,” assures Jahan. “We are proud to say that all members of our supply chain share the same values and sustainability process.” Each stone is handpicked, and Jahan mentions that she particularly loves blue, pink, and purple sapphires, though diamonds are her personal favorites. “My next design will feature emeralds,” she says, “which I believe bring positive energy; their green color a symbol of hope”.
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Originally published in the October 2021 issue of Vogue Arabia

6 Jewelry Statements That Will Spark Joy This Season

6 Jewelry Statements That Will Spark Joy This Season

Vibrant blooms, bold logos, and disco-ready crystal – these are the jewelry statements that will help to spark joy this season.
Face off
Osman. Photo: Courtesy
Following a year of largely online living, designers have found inspiration in Zoom-cropped faces, with a focus on figurative jewelry in the form of earrings with eye motifs (Arthur Arbesser, Osman) and lip brooches (Victoria Beckham).
Schiaparelli. Photo: Courtesy
Of course, for Schiaparelli, the obsession with body parts is more than just a fleeting trend – it’s part of the house DNA – and for fall Daniel Roseberry made sure his predecessor’s surreal legacy remained strong with face motifs cast in gold, molded in leather, or quilted in wool crepe. White nose-shaped earrings, lip brooches, and chunky chain necklaces dripping in decapitated charms were a celebration of the body and a reminder (if one was needed), that now, more than ever, is the time to have fun with fashion.
Neck embrace

Much like fall’s wildly different fashion expressions, choker proposals were creatively inconsistent with options in leather (Acne), spring-like coils (Sportmax), and jewel-encrusted chunky chains (Gucci).
Status symbol

Logomania has taken over ready-to-wear and jewelry as designers put their names loud and proud on everything from earrings to boots, bags, and brooches.
Secret garden
Simone Rocha. Photo: Courtesy
What can be more optimistic than a budding, fresh bloom? Channeling their desire for joy, designers have incorporated floral motifs into everything from oversized earrings (Alberta Ferretti) to chainlink necklaces (Acne), in a variety of materials, including enamel-painted metal (Y/Project), fabric (Prabal Gurung), and feathers (Peter Do). A longtime signature of Simone Rocha, mismatched meticulously crafted beads were paired with leather biker jackets, Edwardian balloon-sleeved dresses, and layers of tulle embroidered with cascades of white and ivory  owers for a collection she aptly named Winter Roses. Combined with faux natural pearls hand-painted with blooms and porcelain cameo earrings, the accessory offering was as poignantly beautiful as the fashion.
Bright sparks

A splash of fluoro via colored enamel and lacquer is about as uplifting as it gets.
On the fringe

Crystal in diamanté form delivered major bling via exaggerated chandelier earrings at Lanvin, Chanel, and Saint Laurent.
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Originally published in the September 2021 issue of Vogue Arabia

Beyoncé Wears Audrey Hepburn’s Priceless Breakfast At Tiffany’s Diamonds in Her First Tiffany Campaign

Beyoncé Wears Audrey Hepburn’s Priceless Breakfast At Tiffany’s Diamonds in Her First Tiffany Campaign

Beyoncé and Jay-Z for the Tiffany & Co. Fall 2021 About Love Campaign. Photo: Mason Poole
When you have Beyoncé and Jay-Z starring in a campaign that will hopefully usher in a new era of your brand, you break out the big guns. For Tiffany & Co, that meant adorning Beyoncé in the 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond previously only worn by three other people (one of them being Audrey Hepburn), along with a host of other luxury jewels.
Of course, the priceless Fancy Yellow diamond on a long chain adorned with over 100 carats of diamonds itself looks right at home around Beyoncé’s neck as she poses for Tiffany’s new About Love campaign, shot by Mason Poole and styled by June Ambrose and Marni Senofonte, and the accompanying video, shot by Black Is King director Emmanuel Adjei. Her hair, styled by Jawara Wauchope and Nakia Rachon, is piled on top of her head in a glamorously unkempt up ’do and her make-up is subtle, save for a dramatic cat eye (perhaps another nod to Hepburn’s Holly Golightly). The priceless necklace matches her 22-carat cushion-cut yellow diamond ring, two of many diamond-heavy pieces she wears throughout the campaign.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z for the Tiffany & Co. Fall 2021 About Love Campaign. Photo: Mason Poole
Jay-Z, in a neat black tux that complements Beyoncé’s curve-skimming, black cut-out dress, has his own fair share of jewels. A Bird on a Rock brooch by Jean Schlumberger, one of the most renowned jewellers of the 20th-century who was once vice president of Tiffany & Co, was refashioned into a one-of-a-kind pair of cufflinks for the rapper. He also wears a striking Apollo brooch in platinum, yellow gold, and diamonds, as well as a slew of other Tiffany pieces including one of their new engagement rings for men.
“Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the epitome of the modern love story,” Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president of product & communications said in a release. “As a brand that has always stood for love, strength and self-expression, we could not think of a more iconic couple that better represents Tiffany’s values. We are honored to have the Carters as a part of the Tiffany family.”

Given it’s the first time the couple has starred in a campaign together, you’d have a hard time imagining what could create more buzz. Which is exactly the point. The campaign ushers in a new era at Tiffany’s under the creative direction of Ruba Abu-Nimah, who was appointed in March. Continuing that partnership, Tiffany will also donate $2 million towards Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
But while the star power will undoubtedly bring in the couples’ fanbase, there are some Easter eggs for Tiffany fans as well. The film pays homage to Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a new version of the song “Moon River,” sung by Beyoncé and captured on Super 8 film by Jay-Z. For art fans, the Carters pose in front of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Equals Pi painting, which is rendered in Tiffany Blue (part of a private collection, the piece has never been on public display before). The film will be released on Tiffany’s website on September 15. We can’t wait to hear Beyoncé’s take on the iconic song. Until then, these images will be burned in our memory – not least because of the blinding diamonds.
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Originally published on Vogue.com

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