Venice is the inspiration behind the new Tiffany & Co. collection

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07 November 2011

Want some help picking out a Christmas gift from Tiffany & Co. this season? We fancy Paloma Picasso's newest jewellery collection for Tiffany & Co. which pays tribute to the city of Venice.



The city is a fitting muse for this collection, considering Picasso's history with the jewellery house. She first met Tiffany & Co.'s design director emeritus John Loring when she was just 16 at Peggy Guggenheim's Venetian home Palazzo Venier dei Leoni. Severl years later Loring hired her, thus commencing a long and successful relationship between the brand and the designer.

"Venice is a city I feel at home in,” Picasso tells us. “Its many treasures create a magical atmosphere that I wanted to capture in jewellery.” The collection takes inspiration from many signature sights in Venice. Her Goldoni pieces use an intricate scrollwork to model the decorative ironwork seen throughout Guggenheim's home. Everything from the lanterns in the city centre to the clock in the main square is reflected artistically. So if you can't steal away to the floating city for the holidays, pick up a piece of Venice that you can cherish for years to come.

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