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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.

On 1stDibs, find an extraordinary range of vintage Jean Schlumberger jewelry designed for Tiffany & Co.

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$11,490
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Iconic Designs from Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
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Rope X Ring
Rope X Ring
Sixteen Stone Ring
Sixteen Stone Ring
Croisillon Bracelet
Croisillon Bracelet
Twenty Stone Hoop Earrings
Twenty Stone Hoop Earrings
Taj Mahal Black Enamel Diamond Earrings by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
Circular black enamel, diamond and 18 karat yellow gold Taj Mahal earrings by famed designer Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. With original fold over pouch.
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21st Century and Contemporary Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger 18 Karat Knotted Cufflinks, Circa 1960
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in London, GB
A pair of cufflinks by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co in 18 karat yellow gold, circa 1960 These smart vintage cufflinks feature two vari-sized intricately detailed knots between...
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1960s Retro Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger 4.34 Carat Diamond Stitches Ring
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Stunning Tiffany & Co. Diamond Stitches ring by Jean Schlumberger, finely crafted in Platinum and 18 karat yellow gold featuring round brilliant cut diamonds weighing approximately 4...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Tiffany & Company Schlumberger Yellow Gold Walnut Pill Box
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970 Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Company 18k Yellow Gold Walnut Form Pill Box, measuring 1 3/8 X 7/8 X 5/8 inch and weighing 23.5 Grams, fine detailing and textured with a ...
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1970s Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Emerald, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger 18k Gold Earclips
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Pair of Gold Earclips., signed Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Total weight 10 .2 dwt Measurement 19.72 mm x 30.62 mm
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1970s Contemporary Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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18k Gold

Tiffany Schlumberger Croisillon Red Enamel Gold Bangle Bracelet For Small Wrist
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tiffany Schlumberger Croisillon red enamel yellow gold bangle bracelet circa 1970. Love it because it caught your eye, and we are here to connect you with beautiful and affordable j...
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1970s Modern Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Enamel

Tiffany & Co Schlumberger Multiplication Diamond Yellow Gold Platinum Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Holland, PA
Platinum & 18k Yellow Gold Diamond Multiplication Large Earrings by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. With 58 Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds VS1 clarity, G color total weight appro...
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1980s Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold, Platinum

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Diamond Platinum Gold Brooch Pin
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
18k gold and platinum brooch, by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co, adorned with approx. 1.20ctw in diamonds. Brooch is 44mm x 45mm. Marked: Tiffany & Co, Schlumberger, 750, pt950. ...
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20th Century Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Diamond, Gold

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Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. jewelry and watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items has been designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. When you are looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. This collection contains 130 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. modern and contemporary are among the most popular styles of Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Chaumet, Mousson Atelier and Carrera y Carrera when they are looking for additional options. Prices for Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany's jewelry & watches can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $765 and tops out at $120,000, while pieces like these can sell for $7,409.

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