Tiffany is selling its most expensive piece of jewelry ever
“The World’s Fair Necklace,” unveiled in Dubai on Sunday, features a stunning 180 carats of diamonds set in platinum. Its centerpiece is an 80-carat oval, flawless, D-color (highest grade and virtually colorless) “Empire Diamond,” named for the iconic jeweler’s hometown. The Empire Diamond was ethically sourced in Botswana, cut and polished in Israel and set in Tiffany’s workshop in New York City.
The good news for jewelry lovers with deep pockets is that this necklace is available for sale — unlike Tiffany’s famous 128.54 carat “Tiffany Diamond,” which Tiffany said is priceless and not for purchase.
The retailer said the design for The World’s Fair Necklace is inspired by a Tiffany necklace made for the 1939 World’s Fair held in Queens’ Flushing Meadow-Corona Park. That design featured a 200-carat aquamarine stone and more than 400 diamonds.
The reimagined World’s Fair necklace can be worn in an unexpected way: The wearer can carefully pop out the Empire Diamond and mount it onto a platinum ring, with the aid of a Tiffany jeweler who will be on call whenever that service is required. Naturally.