In 1956, the president of Tiffany & Co. asked jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger to begin designing for them. He had his own workshop at the company until his retirement in the late 1970s and was eventually made a Vice-President.
Schlumberger’s designs at Tiffany & Co. were remarkable for their whimsical interpretations of natural forms. He quickly built an impressive client base that included the Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Jacqueline Kennedy. Jean Schlumberger rediscovered the 19th-century art of paillonné enamel, a process of layering enamel over 18 karat gold leaf. Jacqueline Kennedy was photographed so often wearing Schlumberger’s enamel bracelets that the the press dubbed them “Jackie bracelets.”
Schlumberger remains one of only four jewelers that Tiffany & Co. has allowed to sign their work: the others are Paloma Picasso, Elsa Peretti and Frank Gehry.
We are pleased to have an original Tiffany Jean Schlaumberger Croisillon Bracelet in 18K yellow gold and yellow enamel in our authentic pre-owned, vintage, and estate collection. If you are interested in previewing this historic piece of jewelry, please contact our estate department at 781.262.5840.
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