A Tiffany ring is a byword of taste: flawless in its simplicity and unparalleled quality. However, the journey a Tiffany Diamond makes from finger to finger is a long process presided over by the best eyes of the jewelry business, and neither one that is often exposed to prying eyes. Do not miss the chance to discover more and the secrets of diamond design from one of the world’s most famous and iconic fine jewelry houses – Tiffany Diamond Academy.
The workshop itself takes up space opposite the brand’s boutique at Elements, welcoming guests with a stage painted on the signature of the robin-egg blue brand and an elegant open-walled Tiffany & Co box that shows a dazzling engagement ring from 10.13 carats in the heart.
If ever there was a person to combine a brand, Melvyn Kirtley, that person. Perfectly composed with a silent guarantee and a courtesy of British excellence, he possesses a knowledge of his craft that is combined only with the discreet passion he has for sharing it with others. “The most important thing about this Diamond Academy is that our customers see what differentiates a Tiffany diamond, the elements that make our diamonds different and better, totally immersive, “he explains.
At the sorting station, there are three powerful microscopes configured, each giving a perfect, personal view of a diamond. The sequence shows the absolutely individual characteristics of the stone trio, and it is an incredible opportunity to fully realize the beauty and elegance of these brilliant gems.
Then there is a case of switching from high power technology to something a little more affordable: natural lights from the sun, white paper and your eyes alone. Hannah Jee, the manager of the Tiffany Diamond Classification Lab, guides the most curious through the surprisingly low-key method behind the color classification, tightening and carefully the “unknown” stone to measure against the “master” diamonds that have already had the color defined.
PAVÉ TIFFANY SETTING
Masterfully crafted to celebrate the 130th anniversary of this legendary design, the Pavé Tiffany® Setting is a dazzling twist on the world’s most iconic engagement ring. Flawlessly engineered, the six-prong setting allows the center diamond to float above a brilliant pavé band, resulting in a ring so beautiful it has long been a symbol of the world’s greatest love stories. This striking design is available with center stones ranging from 1.5 to 6 carats.
TIFFANY HARMONY WITH BEAD-SET BAND
In the same way that lyrics and music effortlessly blend together, the Tiffany Harmony™ engagement ring pairs perfectly with its coordinating wedding band. The delicate four-pronged setting ensures the diamond shines brilliantly above the band and is complemented by the exacting proportions and a tapered diamond band of this ring that, when worn with its matching band ring, creates the perfect bridal duet.
ROUND BRILLIANT RIBBON RING
The Tiffany Ribbon engagement ring, evocative of the white bow tied around the iconic Tiffany Blue Box, uses tension set so that the dazzling center diamond appears to be suspended in midair.