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New: Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection 2013

Jaw-dropping jewels inspired by Tiffany's Art Deco archives

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the exquisite Tiffany & Co. store in downtown SLC’s City Creek Center, we’ve got a new reason—make that 200 new reasons—for you to go. Today, Tiffany released their 2013 Blue Book Collection, an annual compilation of the jewelry company’s most spectacular one-of-a-kind pieces.

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Necklace of baguette and round brilliant diamonds from the corsage suite | Blue Book Collection
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Floral rings of baguette and round brilliant diamonds | Blue Book Collection

The design inspiration for the nearly 200 diamond and gemstone pieces in this year’s Blue Book—the first mail-order publication in the U.S.—comes from Art Deco jewelry found in the Tiffany archives. The necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and brooches echo the glitz, glamour, opulence, and energy of New York City during the Roaring Twenties—a time of transformation for American fashion and culture.

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Art Deco diamond drop earrings | Blue Book Collection
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Art Deco bangle with a fan motif of diamonds on black lacquer | Blue Book Collection

Some of the stunning pieces in the collection are the original designs Tiffany created in collaboration with Oscar-winning production and costume designer Catherine Martin for Baz Luhrman’s upcoming remake of “The Great Gatsby” (the flick hits theaters May 10—mark your calendars!). How cool is that?

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Necklace of Tsavorites with round and pear-shaped diamonds | Blue Book Collection
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Earrings of Morganites (named for American financier J.P. Morgan) surrounded by leaf-motifs in platinum and 18K rose gold | Blue Book Collection

Tiffany’s beautiful description of the new Blue Book collection even reads like a page out of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic Jazz Age novel:

Necklaces and diamond-drop earrings share the sublime grace of New York’s skyscrapers such as the Chrysler Building and Rockefeller Center. Bracelets drape the wrist with round and baguette diamonds hand-set in the rhythmic patterns of a jazz composition. A corsage suite of voluptuous diamond flowers is stylized with mixed-cut diamonds so discretely connected they appear to float on the neckline. Sparkling stones contrast with hand-carved onyx and form dazzling fans on black lacquer; and pear-shaped diamonds lavish in size and setting strike a resplendent note amid jewels of sensuous motion that are as effervescent as champagne and as sheer silk.

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Bracelet of 24 oval Kunzites (lilac-pink stones discovered by Tiffany & Co in California in 1902) and diamonds in a wide scroll motif | Blue Book Collection
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Art Deco turquoise and diamond pendants | Blue Book Collection

Suffice to say, the Blue Book Collection is sure to delight modern-day Daisy Buchanans. The one-of-a-kind nature of the pieces in the collection makes them particularly well suited for a one-of-a-kind event—say, perhaps, your wedding? A girl can dream.

Peruse the pages of the new 2013 Blue Book at the Tiffany & Co. City Creek Center boutique. Stop by this weekend and prepare to be wowed.