There seem to be a few key items most women dream of one day possessing: a classic Chanel bag in black, a pair of Christian Louboutin heels with that distinctive red sole, a pearl necklace that would make Audrey Hepburn weep with jealousy, and anything from Tiffany & Co.
Walking down the main street of Waikiki’s luxury shopping and accommodation district on a recent holiday, the Tiffany & Co store drew me in like a moth to an oh-so-shiny flame!
Everything about the store reflected the luxury this brand has become known for; the staff were attentive and welcoming, while the counters were beautifully lit and full to the brim of gorgeous creations.
I was helped by the lovely Maggie to find the style of necklace I had travelled to Hawaii hoping to purchase. My choice was influenced by my stylish sister-in-law, creator of www.thesilkbowerbird.com.au, who has her own classic Tiffany heart pendent that I have admired for years.
Inspired by a design from 1969, the Return to Tiffany design I chose featured a heart tag with a small key pendent. It was exactly what I wanted from my very first Tiffany purchase and I was so excited to take it home with me.
This celebrated collection bears an inscription that reminds one that there’s no place like Tiffany.
But my husband spotted another necklace he thought I would also like, and with minimal encouragement I ended up inheriting another gorgeous gem. The mini double heart tag pendant has a sweet Tiffany Blue enamel finish and is the perfect length.
When I later shared a photo of my new jewellery pieces on Instagram some of my lovely followers shared stories of their very first Tiffany items and the memories attached to them.
Have you got a piece of jewellery from Tiffany & Co? What does it mean to you?