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Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

Jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger (1907–87) 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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Acorn Cuff Links
Acorn Cuff Links
Sixteen Stone Ring
Sixteen Stone Ring
Croisillon Bracelet
Croisillon Bracelet
Circle Rope Necklace
Circle Rope Necklace
Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Lapis Lazuli Double Acorn Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Lapis Lazuli Jean Schlumberger Double Acorn Cufflinks for Tiffany & Co. With 6 lapis lazuli stones Details: Dimensions: 30mm x 20mm Weight: 19.6 grams Stamped Hallmarks...
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20th Century Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Lapis Lazuli, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Gold Rope 'V' Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Authentic vintage clip earrings designed by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. crafted in 18 karat gold feature the retired 'V' shaped fan design in twisted cable rope. Signed Tiffa...
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Late 20th Century Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Ibex Diamond Ruby Gold Platinum Pin Brooch
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold and Platinum Diamond Ruby Ibex Pin Brooch by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. With Round brilliant cut diamonds VVS1 clarity, E color total weight approx. 1.20ct...
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1990s Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Diamond, Ruby, Gold, Platinum

Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. Cobalt Blue Enamel and Ruby Banana Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Bethesda, MD
From acclaimed Tiffany & Co. designer Jean Schlumberger; a pair of paillonné cobalt blue enameled earrings. ♦ Designer : Schlumberger ♦ Metal: 18 karat ♦ Origin; Made in France ♦ 2...
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1990s Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Ruby, Enamel

Tiffany & Co. Jean Schlumberger Iconic Gold and Gem Set Fish Brooch
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Circa 1970 Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Company 18K Yellow Gold Fish Brooch, measuring 2 3/8 inches in length and 1 inch wide. Set with light Green Peridots, Turquoise and Cabocho...
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1970s Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Peridot, Ruby, Turquoise, 18k Gold

Vintage Tiffany Schlumberger 18 Karat Gold Red Enamel Heart Band Ring
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A vintage 18k gold and red enamel band ring signed Schlumberger and Tiffany & Co. The ring is no longer made but was probably made in the 1980s. The charming dual heart design and br...
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1980s Modern Vintage Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Gold, 18k Gold, Enamel

Tiffany & Co., Schlumberger Gold and Diamond "V Rope" Earrings
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of 18 karat yellow gold and diamond “V Rope” earrings, Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger. Designed as a ropework spray, set with twenty (20) circular cut diamonds, weighing approxima...
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1990s Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Emerald 18k Gold Fish Cufflinks
By Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Fine pair of emerald and 18K yellow gold cufflinks by Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger. Designed as koi fish, they a further accented with emeralds as the eyes. Hallmarks: Tiffany & Co. 1...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co.

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Emerald, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

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