Jean Schlumberger revived the lost art of
paillonné enamel, a painstaking process of
layering enamel over 18k gold leaf.
Using this centuries-old technique,
Schlumberger created some of the greatest
jewelry designs of all time—shimmering
bangles spiked with gold or studded
with colored gemstones. His magnificent
creations have become the style
signature of first ladies, film stars and
fashion editors. They have been frequently
copied, but never duplicated.
In 1956, Jean Schlumberger joined Tiffany & Co. Immediately,
his designs were coveted and collected by the world’s most
fashionable women, including Jacqueline Kennedy and legendary
Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. Today, they continue to be worn by
women of unimpeachable taste.
Tiffany’s reputation for finding the world’s most spectacular diamonds dates back to 1848. That year, founder Charles Lewis Tiffany acquired a large cache of important jewels, earning him the moniker “The King of Diamonds.”