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CIRCA Insights: Iconic Pieces- Schlumberger

by CIRCA
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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The Schlumberger enamel bangle is one of Tiffany & Co’s most iconic pieces. It became a staple in every stylish woman’s wardrobe, including Jackie Kennedy’s, who wore them so often that they were dubbed the ‘Jackie bracelets.’

It was designed by Jean Schlumberger, one of only four designers that Tiffany & Co. allowed to sign their work. With these bracelets, he reintroduced the 19th century art of paillonné enamel, a process that creates the translucent colors these bangles are known for by laying enamel over 18k gold.

With his innovative craftsmanship and inspired use of materials and color, Schlumberger won the devotion of many a style icon – Audrey Hepburn, Babe Paley and Duchess of Windsor, to name a few. With pieces like this, we can certainly see why.
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