Tiffany & Co has just dropped another link in the chain that is their HardWear collection. Two links, in fact. A black titanium necklace and matching bracelet inspired by the “attitude and energy of New York City” that feature a single, pavé diamond rose gold link to complete the final design. It’s a daringly simple concept that makes it perfect for those who prefer more unisex expressions of jewellery that still delivers a punch of flair.
The new black titanium duo is a release that will particularly appeal to men as much as it will to women. While the HardWear line already borrows from industrial design throughout the collection, these latest additions provide perhaps the most direct reference to the hardwear analogy. A larger, more rubust in size makes the memorable guage links of both chain and bracelet resemble genuine steel hardware. According to the team at Tiffany & Co, despite their similarity to the tools of your local handy tradie, the necklace and bracelet were in fact inspired a pre-existing creation from 1971 found in the Tiffany Archives. For anyone familiar with the Big Apple’s history, New York City was at its most tumultuous during this decade. But for all its unrest, it was also a decade of dynamic creativity and expression with some of the most famous artists, designers and motifs being forged and the counter culture that bloomed during this period.
Since Tiffany & Co first launched HardWear back in 2017, the brand has slowly been expanding the materials used within the collection that playfully contrast with the gritty homophone that describes the line. The links that are the signature silhouette of the HardWear have incorporated everything from South Sea pearls, Tahitian pearls and pavé diamonds and made from both rose and white gold. This marks the first time that black titanium will be used in the HardWear collection – a further nod to the heartbeat of New York, the city that never sleeps and truly comes to life at night.
Just in case you had any doubts thoughts on styling, the necklace was recently spotted on singer Giveon, which he paired with a matching rose gold version. For the campaign, the New York-based brand has tapped the talents of recently named brand ambassador Rosé from K-Pop group Blackpink.
The Tiffany & Co HardWear black titanium link necklace and bracelet are available from select stores now.