Wednesday, May 26, 2010

tiffany & co.

what is it about diamonds?

is it their commercial value, their dazzling inclination in the stock markets, their Vanderbilt affluence, their exchange value, their romantic connotations.

is it the timelessness of a diamond? perhaps, the fashioning of such a raw miracle over millenia, its rarity and beauty that so enchants us. a diamond is beautiful to a businessman as it is to a charmed girl, as it is to a chivalrous suitor, as it is a token to a nervous proposal.

the tiffany yellow was discovered in south africa in 1877 and purchased by New York jeweler Charles Tiffany. Weighing in at a raw 287.42 carats it is one of the largest yellow diamonds ever discovered.

The diamond is known to have been worn by only two women during its lifetime. It was worn by Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse at the 1957 Tiffany Ball held in Newport, Rhode Island, mounted for the occasion in a necklace of white diamonds.It was subsequently worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 publicity photographs for Breakfast at Tiffany's. - wiki

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