Watches & Jewellery

Elegantly Subversive: Tiffany & Co. HardWear

Who else but Tiffany & Co. could make hardware this chic?
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It all began in 1971.

Tiffany & Co.'s in-house designer Donald Claflin – an innovator best known for his witty, whimsical creations – designed the jewellery house's most elegantly subversive piece yet, a unisex bracelet cheekily nicknamed the 'Ball and Chain' . 

Fast forward to 2017 (three years after its last Tiffany T collection), Tiffany & Co. has reimagined and reintroduced its archival design as Tiffany HardWear, a modern-day collection of 18K gold and sterling silver earrings, rings, necklaces and pendants.  Like fine wine, this iconic design has only gotten better with age. Equal parts classic and edgy, HardWear reflects the clean, simple shapes of utilitarian hardware – in other words, you can just as easily pair pieces from this collection with couture as with a leather jacket. 

Signature gauge links stand at the heart of every metal-intensive piece, featuring lock and ball motifs that hark back to the original design. The 18K gold chain necklace, in particular, features intricately-engineered graduated links that shift in scale and a clasp that seamlessly disappears into the piece – a fitting ode to Claflin's legacy.

The HardWear collection is now available at Tiffany & Co. boutiques worldwide. Prices start from $345 for the HardWear Ball Ring in sterling silver.



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