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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

miss b loves .....seeing The Tiffany Diamond in Dubai


To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the iconic Tiffany & Co jewellers, The Tiffany Diamond went on tour to Tokyo, Beijing and before returning home to New York ..........Dubai.......and it was still there during our recent visit.....



The exquisite 128.54 carat yellow diamond has been reset in a dazzling necklace of white diamonds to mark this very special occasion.........


This is the legendary Diamond which was set in Tiffany designer Jean Schlumberger's  Ribbon Rosette necklace and worn by Audrey Hepburn to promote the film Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1961.
Also on display at the in-store exhibition (at Tiffany's flagship boutique in the Dubai Mall) were several other pieces from the Tiffany Archives including..........the necklace specially designed for Kate Winslet to wear at the 2010 Oscars....








......an Art Deco bracelet worn by Anne Hathaway when she hosted the 2011 Academy Awards......





......the stunning diamond and sapphire Fleur de Mer clip which Elizabeth Taylor received from Richard Burton in 1965, acquired from Miss Taylor's estate and now part of the Tiffany Archives......





......and three of the stunning Orchid Brooches which were included in Tiffany's gold-medal exhibit at the 1889 World's Fair in Paris.....



It was certainly a treat to see such important pieces from the Tiffany Archives and before leaving I couldn't resist one last photo of these three gorgeous rings currently on sale in the store.......


Now any one of these really would be a very special treat............

72 comments:

  1. Wow, diamonds ARE a girl's best friend! I would have loved to have seen this...lucky! Thanks for the pictures and including us in your special day.

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  2. Question: Are there words to describe the beauty and magnificence of those pieces? Can't think of any... :) Thanks so much for sharing! xo,

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  3. I've never been a Diamond Girl. (What's wrong with me, anyway!) But these just might change my mind. Gorgeous jewels, beautiful designs. Yum, yum...

    April

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  4. Every time I see the Tiffany color, it already makes me happy moreso when I saw those gorgeous pieces. I'm not much into jewelry but I love those rings.

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  5. OMG what a stunning tour!! Would love to see it live!! ;-)
    BTW thanks a lot for your kind suggestions about the tea rooms in London! I've already noted them down on my agenda!! ;-)
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  6. The Tiffany diamond and jewellery designs are just exquisite. So beautiful. For sure, it would be lovely to receive Tiffany jewellery as a gift.

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  7. I can just imagine, it must have been beautiful to see..thanks for stopping by Miss b...always lovely to hear from you. xx

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  8. How exciting to see the necklace in person. Loved the movie and of course, the necklace!!

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  9. Wow - it's absolutely breathtaking! I can't imagine how pretty it must have been in person.

    (If you're interested, I'm giving away a Stella Valle necklace. Details here.)

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  10. Wow!! I would lve to see these pieces in person!

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  11. Hooooooly cow!!!!
    I'll get a couple of each, thanks very much!!!!!
    LOL!

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  12. These are stunning! Oh, I DO love Tiffany...Thanks for sharing, Miss B!!!

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  13. Thank you Miss B for this very special feature! You made me day-dream!!!

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  14. What an amazing piece!!!!
    kisses!!!

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  15. What a treat to read this! Well done , , ,

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  16. WOW, such Tiffany stunners!! Can you imagine donning some of these pieces for an evening at an award show ... they must simply feel very princess-like! And those final rings that are for sale ... ohhhhhhh my, love them!!!!! Thanks for stopping by the Party Girl post, sweets! Have a wonderful second half of the week ;) xo ~S

    SANDY M Illustration
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  17. me encanta!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  18. YOU'RE RIGHT!
    i really love relais et chateaux as well...
    in fact i've done many tours only satying in those hotels!
    charming and unique!
    <3

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  19. Wow they are stunning I would have loved to see these in real life. Lucky you.

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  20. Candy for my eyes. I will see it in my dreams, for sure.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  21. OMG OMG! These are stunning! You're so lucky you got to see them in person!

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  22. I would have loved to see this exhibition! Thank you for taking us there.

    LUXESSED

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  23. My jaw dropped at the sight of that sparkling stunner, wow!! And you were so lucky to see it on tour, up close. It was probably more exquisite in person. The three rings in the end deserve a hollywood romance ending. Thank you for your lovely comment :) it meant a lot to me

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  24. Impressive, all of them, but so expensive, and for a couple of pieces, so famous. I would be TERRIFIED to wear any of them, especially if they were on loan (Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet...) Thank you for the eye candy. It never hurts to dream... and talking about eye-candy, swing by chez Moi when you can. You will not be disappointed :-) Veronique (French GIrl in Seattle)

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  25. Amazing to view these pieces in real life! Hope you are having a good week:)
    ~Anne

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  26. Ahh so jealous you not only got to go to Dubai, but ALSO see a necklace worn by Miss Hepburn! What an amazing thing to see!

    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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  27. Nice post, your blog is lovely!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  28. That diamond would definitely be worth seeing. I still remember seeing the crown jewels when I was 14--I think there's something about these larger than life jewels that appeals to our inner-princess!
    xo Mary Jo

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  29. WOW!!! how wonderful to actually be able to see these up close and personally ... Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos ... I'm catching up on blog visits just before heading off to bed ... Now I have beautiful diamond visions to take into dreamland. Wishing you a fabulous week ..Hugs, HHL

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  30. OH My... I adore the bracelet that Anne Hathaway wore... and my birthday is coming up in the next few months!:) And of course the Ribbon Rosette necklace with that stunning yellow diamond - WOW. x

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  31. I didn't know about this yellow diamond before. Thanks for this info. It would be lovely to see these one piece historic jewelry close by, thanks for bringing them closer to us this way : ) I especially liked the design and colors of ET's clip . Have a lovely weekend my friend : )

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  32. I would love to see this one in person--lucky you! What an amazing exhibit! It's nice to "see" a piece of Elizabeth Taylor's collection. I tried to follow up after the auction but there wasn't much news about any of the jewelry buyers. I also love seeing the Stars wearing gorgeous pieces. We can dream right? Great post!

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  33. oh my god, everything's sooo beautiful...I can't decide what's my favourite piece... :)

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  34. Hi dear :)
    thank you so much for visiting me and your lovely comment!!
    xoxo from Munich

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  35. Those diamonds are amazing.. I have always been smitten with yellow diamonds {any diamond really}. Ann's bracelet is stunning.
    Wishing you a fabulous day! xoxo, B

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  36. Oh miss B, this post has me practically swooning! Yellow diamonds are my absolute favourite - like many little girls, I fell in love with them thanks to Breakfast at Tiffany's. I would so love to see that gorgeous yellow diamond necklace in person one day!
    xox,
    Cee

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  37. That first photo is so pretty..love the greige and blue. Nothing like a blue Tiffany box, right? Gorgeous photos and lots of great information! Have a great weekend ahead:)

    xxL

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  38. Oh my, the yellow diamond is a beauty!! Do you know that 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' is one of my favorite shows? Elizabeth Taylor always looks so dazzling, and I love the brooch she is wearing. Have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  39. Grat blog and nice post! I will be here more often, I'm ur new follower!
    Don't forget to visit my blog too!

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  40. omg! sooo impressive:)
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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  41. Beautiful pieces! I only wish I could see them myself. Thank you very much for sharing the photos! x

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  42. Oh my goodness, I just died and went to Tiffany heaven....I would SO love to see this exhibition! I visited a similar one in Paris, for Bulgari's anniversary, and I bet the Tiffany one would be equally stunning!

    xx Ivana

    Macarons and Pearls

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  43. Thanks for stopping by today, sweet! Have an awesome weekend! xoxo ~S

    SANDY M Illustration
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  44. Oh wow! The diamond looks so stunning! What an experience to see it personally! Just gorgeous!!! xo

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  45. Wow, this is pure gorgeous!!!!
    I wish to visit this exhibition one day, is to die for!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it/

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  46. Great blog - so glad to have discovered you - now following! Michelle x

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  47. Oh how amazing to se the Tiffany Diamond!! It's amazing!
    Thank you for your lovely comment and for following me. Following you too now:) xx

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  48. WOW! So beautiful! :O

    Do you wanna follow each other? I'm already following you <3

    Coreena
    http://drownedinfashiondreams.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for following. I shall certainly pop over to look at your blog.

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  49. Stunning! I especially adore that Art Deco bracelet. Seeing that special blue box just makes my heart go pitter patter.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Jennifer

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  50. These are absolutely breathe-takingly gorgeous!

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  51. love the legendary diamond as worn by Audrey Hepburn!!!! So beautiful!
    xoxo
    Catita

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  52. This is such an elegant and great post! Loved reading it! xo Caroline

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  53. Wow, that is some rock! Amazing.

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  54. Oh. my. gosh. I think I just drooled! So so so beautiful!

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  55. That is some necklace! Dubai is just a hop, skip and a jump away from here -- we were just there in December. :) Guess I didn't pay attention to the tea place in Dubai Mall. There was so much to see! Have a great week. Tammy

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  56. Oh wow, that looks stunning! I bet photos couldn't capture the diamonds true magnificence in person. Thanks for sharing as well as the background and interesting trivia tidbits about this beyond beautiful gem--I really enjoyed reading it all!

    xo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  57. omg'd!!! those yellow diamonds and such are breathtaking. i heard about the Tiffany tour. you are so lucky to have seen it. what treasures! i would've fainted. hahahaha
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  58. The bracelet that Anne Hathaway wore is exquisite. Would have loved to see these up-close! xx/Madison

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  59. Absolutely stunning! I'll bet these looked even more amazing in person. I'll have to pay a visit to Tiffany when the Tiffany Diamond returns to New York.

    Rowena @ rolala loves
    Enter my iPad Clutch Giveaway!

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  60. beautiful diamonds!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  61. gorgeous--you must have loved seeing that beauty! What a fabulous exhibit!

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  62. Wow, stunning pieces. How lovely to see some of them close up. Pity Tiffany weren't giving away free samples!!!!

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