There’s a new book on Tiffany & Co.

Ashley Davis

Written by historian Vivienne Becker, it accompanies this summer’s Tiffany jewelry exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery.

If you didn’t make it to London this summer to visit Saatchi Gallery’s Tiffany & Co. exhibition, you can now experience it in book form.

Celebrating 150 years since the American jeweler set up shop across the pond, the now-concluded “Vision & Virtuosity” exhibition showcased 400 items from the house’s archives. 

On display were “Blue Book” high jewelry pieces, images of iconic window displays, and even significant cultural items like the original “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” script.

Together, these items form a visual history of the company Charles Lewis Tiffany founded in 1837. He began by selling gift items imported from Paris, and now Tiffany & Co. is one of the world’s top luxury brands.

The accompanying tome, also called “Vision & Virtuosity” was written by jewelry historian Vivienne Becker. The book showcases items from the exhibition and tells the stories behind them.

From advertisements to some of the house’s most important jewels, like the 128.54-carat yellow Tiffany Diamond, the book from publisher Assouline delves into jewels and objects that form the company’s legacy.

Highlights include the story of Tiffany’s famed blue box as well as jewelry from brand-defining designers Jean Schlumberger, Elsa Peretti, and Paloma Picasso.

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Source National Jeweler