Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Keys to the heart (or, more correctly, very pricey keys to a bejewelled heart!)

I'm the sort of girl who appreciates gifts like a clothes steamer, a top-of-the-line blender or a 7-piece all clad copper core cookware set, but hey, I won't say no to these beauties... Presenting the Tiffany & Co. Filigree Heart pendants!

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.


  1. Gaaaa, there's drool on my keyboard na!

    I've always adored these Tiffany Keys, but I didn't know the story behind them, thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Ms. Frances,

    I've been following your blog for almost 4 months now and i think this is my first time to comment... anyways, thanks for sharing the story behind the pendants. they're really really beautiful...



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