Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Tiffany Yellow Diamond

Remember this movie? Remember THE necklace?
Well, The yellow diamond from her necklace is on display at Tiffany's. The Tiffany Yellow, valued at $12 million in 1983 and now rumored to be valued at $250 million, has only been worn twice. The first occasion was in 1957 at the Tiffany Ball in Newport, Rhode Island when the chairwomen of the ball, socialite Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse, wore the magnificent stone in a necklace of white diamonds.

The second public wearing of the Tiffany Yellow was in 1961 for a publicity promotion for the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," staring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Based on a novel by Truman Capote, the film lifted Tiffany's image and increased its appeal to millions of moviegoers worldwide. The Tiffany Yellow worn by Audrey Hepburn was set in the "Ribbons Necklace," a gold and diamond creation designed by Jean Schlumberger in 1960.

The diamond was recently on special display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. From April 11, 2007 until September 23, 2007, the current setting for the Tiffany Diamond is a gem-encrusted bird known as the "Bird on a Rock," which was designed by Jean Schlumberger in the 1960s. The jeweled bird is made of platinum and gold metal, white and yellow diamonds, and a ruby eye.Just stunning! I would have bought it, but I thought it was a little too ostentatious to wear to school and around the house! Instead I bought a little crystal candy bowl!

5 comments:

  1. Oh Patti, you are a smart woman! I would have bought a little crystal bowl too! I love diamonds, it's my birthstone, so maybe I'll have to think about this again, now that it's only 250 M, I may rethink my first thought!

    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  2. By the way Patti, I love your font! It's adorable.
    N-

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  3. I can't believe you didn't buy that little bauble :) It sure is gorgeous!!

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  4. What a super post, dear heart.
    I LOVED that movie and have lost count as to how many times I've seen it.
    Very interesting to learn all this.
    Hahaaa...a bowl from Tiffany's would have suited me fine, too. :))

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  5. My daughter LOVES Audrey...I am going to send her this post! So glad you had a good time!

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