1960s Tiffany Sapphire and Gold Rope Bracelet

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

A 1960s Tiffany & Co. 18K yellow gold bracelet, set with over six carats of matched blue sapphires, in a flexible pattern of rope-like cords. Arm moment gives an illusion of each cord twisting individually. Tiffany and gold marks. Fits a 7 1/2 inch wrist.

Details

  • Creator
    Tiffany & Co.
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    0.75 in. W x 7.5 in. L
    2 cm W x 19 cm L
  • Length
    7.5 in. (19 cm)
  • Weight
    69.7ct
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    JU140324148411

About Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. is one of the most prominent purveyors of luxury goods in the United States, and has long been an important arbiter of style in the design of diamond engagement rings. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed to his future wife, Eleanor, with a Tiffany ring in 1904. Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Astors and members of the Russian imperial family all wore Tiffany & Co. jewels. And Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis preferred Tiffany china for state dinners at the White House.

Although synonymous with luxury today, the firm started out rather modestly. Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young founded it in Connecticut as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium” in 1837, at a time when European imports still dominated the nascent American luxury market. In 1853, Charles Tiffany — who in 1845 had launched the company’s famed catalog, the Blue Book, and with it, the firm’s signature robin’s-egg blue, which he chose for the cover — shifted the focus to fine jewelry. In 1868, Tiffany & Co. gained international recognition when it became the first U.S. firm to win an award for excellence in silverware at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. From then on, it belonged to the pantheon of American luxury brands.

At the start of the Gilded Age, in 1870, Tiffany & Co. opened its flagship store, described as a "palace of jewels" by the New York Times, at 15 Union Square West in Manhattan. Throughout this period, its designs for silver tableware, ceremonial silver, flatware and jewelry were highly sought-after indicators of status and taste. They also won the firm numerous accolades, including the grand prize for silverware at the Paris Exposition of 1878. Among the firm’s glittering creations from this time are masterworks of Art Nouveau jewelry, such as this delicate aquamarine necklace and this lavish plique-à-jour peridot and gold necklace, both circa 1900.

When Charles Lewis Tiffany died, in 1902, his son Louis Comfort Tiffany became the firm’s design director. Under his leadership, the Tiffany silver studio was a de facto design school for apprentice silversmiths, who worked alongside head artisan Edward C. Moore. The firm produced distinctive objects inspired by Japanese art and design, North American plants and flowers, and Native American patterns and crafts, adding aesthetic diversity to Tiffany & Co.’s distinguished repertoire.

Tiffany is also closely associated with diamonds, even lending its name to one particularly rare and exceptional yellow stone. The firm bought the Tiffany diamond in its raw state from the Kimberley mines of South Africa in 1878. Cut to create a 128.54-carat gem with an unprecedented 82 facets, it is one of the most spectacular examples of a yellow diamond in the world. In a broader sense, Tiffany & Co. helped put diamonds on the map in 1886 by introducing the American marketplace to the solitaire diamond design, which is still among the most popular engagement-ring styles. The trademark Tiffany® Setting raises the stone above the band on six prongs, allowing its facets to catch the light. A lovely recent example is this circa-2000 platinum engagement ring. Displaying a different design and aesthetic (but equally chic) is this exquisite diamond and ruby ring from the 1930s.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2010

Typical response time: 1 hour

Located in New York, NY

More from this Seller

1940s Italian Retro Sapphire Diamond Gold Bracelet
1940s Italian Retro Sapphire Diamond Gold Bracelet...
A magnificent 18k gold Italian bracelet for the French market, circa 1940. A stunning combination of two smooth gold tubes and a middle section of flexible TuboGas, with three decorati...
Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Gold Cuff Bracelet and Ear Clips
Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Gold Cuff Bracelet an...
Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.
Spectacularly bold bracelet and matching earclips, a limited 1990 Paloma Picasso design for Tiffany & Co., of 18K yellow gold in a hammered finish. Ear clips are 1 1/4 inch in diameter,...
1960s Custom-Made Diamond Moonstone Gold Owl Bracelet
1960s Custom-Made Diamond Moonstone Gold Owl Brace...
Made to order in the 1960's, this exceptional figural owl bracelet is completely hand crafted of 14K gold (150 grams), with each feather individually formed and attached to form a sculp...
Italian Rose Gold and Faceted Grey Gold Bracelet
Italian Rose Gold and Faceted Grey Gold Bracelet
A spectacular and unusual 1940s Italian Retro bracelet crafted in tubular links of 18K rose gold, flanking grey gold links formed to imitate large faceted stones. 51.8 grams. 1 1/4 inch...
1970s Paul Binder Elephant Hair Gold Necklace and Bracelet
1970s Paul Binder Elephant Hair Gold Necklace and ...
Paul Binder
Harking back to the glamorous nights at New york's Studio 54 this 1970's Paul Binder necklace and bracelet are as fresh and fashionable as they were decades ago, beautifully crafted of ...
1970s Tiffany-Italy, Brushed Gold Bracelet
1970s Tiffany-Italy, Brushed Gold Bracelet
Tiffany & Co.
Classicly beautiful bracelet by Tiffany & Co. Italy, as repeated leaves of 18K gold, with polished stems and lightly brushed leaves with an obvious nod to Buccellati, built on a slightl...
1950s Italian Wide Gold Bracelet
1950s Italian Wide Gold Bracelet
A very beautiful and wide 1950s Italian bracelet of articulated 18K rose gold 3-dimensional faceted segments, connected in a way as to move in a wave effect and reflect light in a cons...
Tony Duquette Beautiful Coral Peridot Gold Bracelet
Tony Duquette Beautiful Coral Peridot Gold Bracele...
Tony Duquette
A beautiful and important Tony Duquette bracelet of 18K gold links holding long rounded sections of natural gem coral in various colors including: momo (salmon color from Sardinia); ang...
Impressive 1970s Custom Order Cartier Gold Bracelet
Impressive 1970s Custom Order Cartier Gold Bracele...
Cartier
Glamorous, chic, and one-of-a-kind - this eye-catching three dimensional cuff bracelet was made to order in 1973 by Cartier New York, composed of bridge-like sections forming a high, an...
Tiffany Polished and Textured Gold Bangle
Tiffany Polished and Textured Gold Bangle
Tiffany & Co.
Sophisticated 1970s "everyday" bangle of polished and textured 18K gold, by Tiffany, perfect for shopping or travel. Marked: 18K, Tiffany, Italy. 6 1/4 inches. 69.2 grams.
TIFFANY & CO. Gold and Enamel Ribbon Bracelet
TIFFANY & CO. Gold and Enamel Ribbon Bracelet
Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. hinged bracelet, 18K gold, Made in Italy, purple-blue enamel, ribbon and bow motif. Inner measure 6 3/4 in.
TIFFANY 18KT Gold Link Bracelet
TIFFANY 18KT Gold Link Bracelet
Tiffany & Co.
Bold 18KT gold Tiffany bracelet of thick open rectangular links and curved channeled connecting links. 1 1/4 x 7 1.14 inches. Tiffany mark.