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Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

French, 1907-1987

Jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger once said that he strived to “make everything look as if it were growing, uneven, at random, organic, in motion.” His jewels interpreted the vitality of the natural world with lively designs that included a moonstone-topped jellyfish brooch with sapphire tentacles exuding a watery shimmer and a ring encrusted with a burst of diamonds that “bloomed” like a flower bud.

A self-taught jeweler, Schlumberger’s mastery of color as well as his expertise as a draftsman brought his fantastic ideas to life. Born to a leading textile manufacturing family in Alsace, France, Schlumberger took to drawing as a child and showed promise as an artist, but his parents instead sent him to study banking in Berlin in the 1930s. Uninspired, he departed for Paris and began creating buttons for Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, who also commissioned him for costume jewelry.

One of Schlumberger’s early pieces — a cigarette lighter in the form of a fish whose head opened to reveal the flame — demonstrated his skill for capturing the vivacity of nature in precious metal. The designer’s imaginative jewelry was in contrast to popular geometric lines of Art Deco, an independent vision he affirmed in the extravagant 1941 Trophée de Vaillance brooch created for fashion editor Diana Vreeland. An extravagant confection of diamonds, amethyst, rubies and gold, the brooch featured gemstones adorning an intricate intersection of tiny spears and a breastplate over a glittering shield.

After serving in the French army and the Free French forces during World War II — and surviving the Battle of Dunkirk — Schlumberger left war-torn Europe for New York and in 1946 established a jewelry salon with Nicolas Bongard. There, his vibrant work caught the eye of Tiffany & Co. After joining the American luxury jewelry house in 1956, he soon had his own studio on the mezzanine of Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue store that he accessed by a private elevator. In his workshop, Schlumberger used a rainbow of gemstones, gold and diamonds to create some of the company’s most beguiling designs.

From striking earrings shaped like soaring wings to diamond birds perched on glittering gemstones, each of Schlumberger’s Tiffany designs dazzled. His supporters included Bunny Mellon, whose love for horticulture inspired commissions such as the Jasmine necklace with diamond blossoms flowering from a garland of colored sapphires, and Jacqueline Kennedy, who wore his Croisillon bracelets so often they became known as “Jackie bracelets.” Schlumberger retired from Tiffany in the late 1970s, but decades after his designs were introduced many of his popular pieces remain in production.

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TIFFANY & Co. Jean Schlumberger Platinum Sixteen Stone Diamond X Ring 6.5
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
TIFFANY & Co. Jean Schlumberger Platinum Sixteen Stone Diamond X Ring 6.5 Jean Schlumberger’s visionary creations are among the world’s most intricate designs. Brilliant diamonds al...
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2010s American Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Tiffany & Co Schlumberger 18K Gold Diamond Ring
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Absolutely stunning Tiffany & Co Schlumberger diamond engagement ring circa 1970! A pristine and shiny 18K yellow gold band joins together an intricate leaf-like motif compromised of small diamonds as the focal point of the ring. The way the sparkling diamonds contrast the gold band is so eye-catching and really takes this from a classic collectors piece to an archival fashion...
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1970s French Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Platinum

Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger Dots Blue Enamel Diamond Gold Bangle Bracelet
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Diamond TIFFANY & Co Jean Schlumberger Paillone Blue Enamel Bangle Bracelet. With 108 Round Brilliant Cut diamonds VS1 clarity, G color total weight approximately 6ct...
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20th Century French Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Diamond, Gold, Enamel

Tiffany Schlumberger 18k Yellow Gold Mabe Pearl Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Designed by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co, these clip earrings each center a high luster mabe pearl framed by a ridged gold dome with gold 'X' motifs. Clip backs (posts may be ...
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Late 20th Century Unknown Modern Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Vintage Diamond Gold "Flame" Clip Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fire and Ice. These Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger vintage diamond and gold "Flame" clip earrings are sizzling hot! Signed Tiffany Schlumberger. Circa 2005. Total of approximat...
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Early 2000s American Contemporary Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Diamond, Gold

Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany& Co. Gold X Bracelet
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
DESIGNER: Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. CIRCA: 1980’s MATERIALS: 18k Yellow Gold WEIGHT: 77.2 grams MEASUREMENTS: 7.5” x 1” HALLMARKS: Tiffany, Schlumberger, 18K ITEM DETAILS: An 18k gold Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. 18k gold X bracelet. A cool and timeless piece created by turning the X-shaped links into figure eights and connecting them together. The bracelet is flat and very fluid. Textured gold X links are contrasted by the rounded and polished connectors. Together, these elements create an impressive geometry. This vintage Schlumberger...
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Late 20th Century Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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18k Gold

Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. "Rope Four Row with Diamonds" Ring
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Litchfield, CT
Circa 1970s, 18k and Platinum, by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co., New York. Long associated with high luxury and classic fashion, Tiffany's Schlumberger collection is exquisite...
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1970s American Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Jean Schlumberger by Tiffany & Co. Cooper Bracelet in Yellow Gold and Platinum
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in North Miami Beach, FL
As one of the 20th century’s most gifted artists, Jean Schlumberger’s visionary creations are among the world’s most intricate designs. Born into a prominent family of textile merchants in Alsace, France, his self-taught early beginnings influenced some of his greatest creations. The Cooper bracelet...
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2010s French Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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What better way to emulate Jacqueline Kennedy's style than by wearing her favorite bracelet? Designed by Jean Schlumberger (1907–87), the Croisillon bracelet, with its bold enamel hues punctuated by gold bands and X’s, is the result of a 19th-century process in which enamel is layered over gold leaf. The First Lady’s Croisillon bangle (the first one, at least) was a gift from her husband, John F. Kennedy, who bought it at Tiffany & Co. in 1962. The piece quickly became a staple of her day...
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