Tiffany Bone cuff and glamorous windows

Do you own jewelry that instantly makes you feel more of a woman, more powerful? In my case it’s my Tiffany Bone cuff.

You see, I remember the instant I noticed this bracelet in the pages of French Elle. I was 18 and fell in love with the sculptural design resembling a small modern art piece. To me, it was a statement, the kind of jewelry a Woman wears. I have bought and was gifted other Tiffany jewelry designed by Elsa Peretti since then, but the Bone cuff remained the one I coveted from afar.

And then came Valentine’s Day 2012. I was struck by the advice of my friend Sarah (“Be your own Valentine and treat yourself to something exceptional.”) and remembered this may be my last year living in New York City. So into the 5th Avenue store I marched to satisfy a 10-year-old desire. My Bone cuff has since become a regular on my wrist. All heavy silver and curvy lines, it gives me a feeling of strength and instantly classes up the most basic look. It’s almost like jewelry for superheroes. Almost.

I leave you with these sublime Tiffany 5th Avenue store windows on which Rachel Zoe collaborated. Each is dedicated to a decade and features a comment from the stylist. So glamorous, I die.

The 1940s were about romance, getting lost in film, the cultures, characters and of course the fashion!

Red carpet decadence of the 1950s is such an inspiration. This was the era when movie stars were born.

The 1960s were all about excess and imagination – and what better way to showcase that style than with a brooch from Elizabeth Taylor’s incredible collection.

The 1970s represent effortless glamour. It’s the era of my favorite style icons.

Which window is your favorite, dear readers?

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24 responses to “Tiffany Bone cuff and glamorous windows

  1. Oh Anne, I adore your Tiffany cuff! Sarah gave you great advice and I’m glad you followed it. It is so nice to buy yourself a well deserved treat every once in awhile!

  2. Wow, that cuff is gorgeous! For me, it’s always a string of pearls that let me feel ultra-feminine.

  3. I bought myself one for my birthday years ago. Then, on my birthday two years past, I treated myself to an Hermes Collier de Chien. Adore them both!

  4. Celle avec les orchidées ! Mes fleurs préférées ! A moins que ce ne soient les pivoines… à voir :)
    Et ce bracelet est magnifique ! Il fait vraiment parti de ces grands classiques avec un caractère fort et intemporel.
    Et Rachel Zoe… “Do you die ? I die” lol comme disent les jeunes

    • Merci pour ton commentaire! Je crois que la vitrine avec des orchidées est ma préférée aussi. Elle était encore plus belle en vraie. En plus elle est remplie de mes bracelets préférés :-)

  5. I didn’t get to see these windows myself so I love the photos in the post. My favourite is the ring just sitting on the stairs… so cute. Tiffany’s always have the cutest displays but always in a kind of miniature format which seems to have greater impact in the end! I am very pleased to hear that you took my advice. I believe I may have spoken it in the lingerie context knowing me (haha!) but you clearly interpreted it the way you needed to. Fabulous cuff :-)

    ps I DIE? Lol!

  6. Isn’t this the windows that Rachel Zoe designed? It looks so gorgeous!! That Tiffany & Co. cuff looks amazing on you, the silver looks real thick and heavy – like a warrior!

  7. Congrats on the lovely and decadent purchase Anne, you are clearly the very best Valentine;) I am heading in to Tiffany and Co this week for an event and hope to check out the Rubedo cuff in person. Though, probably a bit too decadent for a gift to self….I’ll continue to focus on curtains (BORING!).

  8. I have a weakness for Tiffany jewelry. Not that I own many. Hubby gave me a 4 petaled flower engagement ring from Tiffany which I adore. Your cuff is such a classic piece, eye catching as it’s so beautifully designed but understated at the same time. BTW, I love your blog. It’s so interesting with a myriad of topics. I’m working albeit slowly through your archive. Keep up the marvelous job!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments! I stumbled on your blog while researching images of celebrities wearing K.Jacques and loved what I found.

      • I’m rather addicted to K Jacques and Repetto. Likewise, thank you for the lovely compliment. I’m so pleased you stopped by as I feel like I’ve just discovered a gold mine in yours. I’ve included your blog on my blogroll. I admire those who can write so beautifully in 2 languages.

  9. Emma

    So lovely! Did you get the small or medium? Also, were you tempted by the ruthenium one, which is darker?

  10. Merrilee Marks

    Question: I am contemplating the ruthenium vs sterling cuff. I read a review written by someone w the sterling cuff and she said she wished she had gotten the ruthenium as the sterling scratches easily and looks dull…maybe she needs to polish it a bit more regularly? wondering if I did go with ruthenium and it wears and the copper shows through if that will look even more amazing? I totally feel that it is a warrior/goddess piece! Opinion appreciated:) Thank you!

    • The sterling does scratch easily but then maybe I wasn’t careful enough with my cuff. As for dullness, I tried the ruthenium and didn’t take it for that reason. The cuff is sold with polishing clothes and mine is really shiny when I use it; no commplaints on that part. In any case, it’s an item I really value and that I can wear with pretty much everything. Let me know what you get!

  11. Ocean Muse Designs

    Reblogged this on I Can't Stop Raving and commented:
    I love this bracelet. I think i am finally brave enough to wear one.

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  13. Svetlana

    I bought one of these in silver for both me and my husband. They are like our eternity bands – we never take them off!

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