The Tiffany Setting

The Tiffany Setting

16 October

The iconic Tiffany setting has endured more than 130 years since its inception by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1886. A true design masterpiece, the setting is the world’s most recognisable engagement ring, the six-prongs lift a round shaped diamond above a slender gold band putting the diamond on a pedestal and letting it shine. This chic and beneficial engineering was a departure from other engagement rings of the period that held a stone close to the band, the unadorned metal was another breakaway from the ornate engraving and embellishments that decorated engagement rings of the time. Mr. Tiffany didn’t want anything distracting from the diamond’s beauty.  Light could pass between the ring prongs and through the diamond, heightening its brilliance and allowing the diamond to virtually disappear and float above the band, resulting in a ring so beautiful it has been a symbol of the world’s greatest love stories.

Lot 289 in our October 21st Auction is a classic Tiffany setting engagement ring, 1.27 ct, F colour, VS2, it comes together with Tiffany certificate, box, bag and cleaning kit.