Tiffany & Co celebrates its 185-year heritage with an exhibition

In the cult movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Audrey Hepburn gets lyrical about Tiffany describing what her happy place is when she has the “wicked reds” (the depression that’s worse than the blues). “Nothing bad could ever happen to you at Tiffany’s,” she sighs.

At an exhibition held in London, fans can enter a Breakfast at Tiffany’s-themed room and ogle the legendary 128.54 carat diamond worn by Audrey Hepburn and Lady Gaga.

A vinyl record cover from Breakfast at Tiffany’s Ralf Liebhold / Shutterstock

Founded in 1937, iconic New York brand Tiffany & Co is known for its quality jewelry, accessories and lifestyle pieces. To celebrate the brand’s 150th anniversary, she is launching the Vision & Virtuosity exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Over 400 pieces from the Maison’s 185-year history are on display. Some are a unique display of pieces from the 1800s to today. Some are even available for fittings.

Highlights include the reimagining of the brand’s 1939 World Fair necklace set with the 80.33-carat Empire Diamond and featuring over 100 carats of diamonds and the legendary 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond worn by just a few women. in its history. including Audrey Hepburn, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. Tiffany acquired the rough stone for this in 1878.

The events program includes a series of talks and workshops featuring experts in jewelry, art, design, fashion and culture.

Tickets for the event are free and available on the Vision & Virtuosity app, on the iOS App Store and at the exhibition.

Sarah C. Figueiredo