Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. France 18 Karat Yellow Gold Chevron Bracelet c.1970s
As if association with one icon isn’t enough, Paloma Picasso, daughter of the famed Cubist artist Pablo, designed this bracelet for Tiffany & Co. France. The brilliant yellow gold speaks for itself in a bold, but never brash, manner and showcases the premiere goldsmith work of Tiffany & Co. France.
Immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in the luxuriant Oscar-winning Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), the iconic character Holly Golightly styled her hair, wore her clothes, and draped her jewelry with poise and taste, representing the epitome of devil-may-care mid-20th century glamour. By the 1970s, the Manhattan streets that Golightly strolled and cavorted not so many years earlier became grittier, more textured. One needed jewelry to accommodate that shift, to recognize it and respond with a certain kind of resolute, indestructible attitude.
This bracelet evokes the power and grace of Manhattan’s skyline with its distinctive chevron V-shape pattern. The two distinct strands point in opposing directions and highlight the notion of refinement and simplicity fused with resilience. Wearing this statement bracelet conjures both Hepburn-esque luxury and 1970s’s badass-ness, straddling these two worlds seamlessly and effortlessly.
Maker: Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. France Year: 1970s Material: 18k Yellow Gold Weight: 111.59g Length: 18.6cm/7.25 inches Width: 18.2mm Condition: Pristine Vintage, Signed Made in France