This design is actually resurrected from 18th century French and English jewelry. In Tiffany’s version, a delicate heart is filled with a pattern of seven petals around a keyhole. Of course, there's a key attached to the pendant.
Filigree Heart Diamond and Gemstone Pendant
in 18k rose gold with 18-inch chain ($5,600)
Heart Diamond Pendant
in 18k white gold with 18-inch chain ($6,000)
Now, if you prefer a bigger key, or maybe just a key, then nothing can trump Tiffany's Keys Collection. The keys here are from the new collection, and these range from the simple to the intricately bejeweled!
Now if you're wondering why anyone would have a key for a pendant, here's the history: In the olden days, people locked away their jewelry, photos, secrets and other precious possessions in beautiful boxes. Even albums and diaries had locks! And of course when people traveled, they had steamer trunks and train cases. The safest place to put your keys is around your neck!
Oval Key in Sterling Silver on small beaded chain ($200)
and Trefoil Key in 18k Gold on Oval Link Chain ($1,075)
Petals Key with Diamonds set in Platinum on Pendant Chain ($11,500),
Quartrefoil Key with Diamonds in 18k Gold Oval Link Chain ($1,275) and
Crown Key in Sterling Silver on Pendant Chain ($250)
I adore them all but my heart is set on a certain topaz ring that I want for my 34th birthday. I have 6 months to save up for that ring. So these pendants will be for another occasion... maybe when I'm super duper rich!
Tiffany & Co. is exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-la Plaza Mall.
Photos courtesy of SSI and Visions & Expressions.