March 3, 2013
Gold and Silver Leaves
Paloma Picasso Extends an Olive Branch to Tiffany
By Nancy Staab
In keeping with the spring season, Paloma Picasso has created a leafy new jewelry collection, inspired by the olive branch, exclusively at Tiffany & Co.
We fell for this delicate new jewelry collection by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. Entitled “Olive Leaf,” the collection was inspired by the peace and serenity of olive trees and in particular, the olive groves surrounding Picasso’s Morocco home. The jewelry also represents a subtle play on Paloma’s own name, which is Spanish for “dove.” And, of course, the dove is often shown carrying an olive branch as a symbol of peace.
We’re not sure if Picasso’s jewelry will also deliver a sense of peace and serenity, but the pieces certainly are lovely to gaze at. Nearly every piece re-creates the leafy, intricate pattern of olive leaves and their branches, whether an open-pattern gold cuff ($11,500) or identical silver cuff; matching olive leaf pendants in the shape of hearts ($450 for sterling silver and $2,750 for 18 karat gold); a showpiece,18 karat gold, bib necklace dotted with green tsavorites ($65,000); or colored gems like the rubelite or peridot, entwined in leafy ring settings ($26,500 and $15,500 respectively). There’s also an enchanting set of oval earrings in translucent blue topaz that suspend from tiny gold leaves ($650) and a more elaborate set of rubelite earrings within a diamond-and-gold vine setting ($45,500). Whatever your taste, Paloma’s “Olive Leaf” pieces are perfect combinations of art and nature.
Paloma Picasso’s “Olive Leaf” collection is available at select Tiffany & Co. stores worldwide, including the Atlanta boutique at Phipps Plaza. For more information visit: www.tiffany.com