When one mentions the Greek mythology, the first few names that pop up would most likely be Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. Not many knew about the existence of the Titans, a league of supreme beings that ruled the different realms before their more “contemporary” successors. One such Titan is Atlas, who is often depicted as the one carrying the weight of the heavens on its shoulders. The personification behind the bearing of the sky aloft is to exemplify the quality of endurance, an important aspect that is also synonymous with pieces of jewellery from Tiffany & Co., the American jeweller that has since become a household name.
First introduced in 1995, the Atlas collection by Tiffany & Co. took inspiration from the Roman numerals seen on the iconic clock of the Tiffany flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. The motif appears on an assemblage of jewellery, watches and accessories that soon became an integral part of the brand’s aesthetics. 26 years later, Tiffany & Co. has launched a new and updated collection of the Atlas, dubbed as “Atlas X”, the collection will feature three different styles: Closed, X and Open. Crafted in 18K gold sterling silver and pavé diamonds, the Roman numerals are more angular, structural and overall, the pieces display impressive silhouettes — a striking contemporary design upgrade.
The Closed and Open designs are shaped to resemble the contours of the knife edge, this is one of the brand’s design codes since the creation of the Tiffany Setting Engagement Ring in 1886. Intensifying the visual impact of the silhouettes, the roman numerals are incised to produce sharp shadows. As for the X style, consisting of a gamut of earrings, pendants and others, the X motif is the central element that expresses the spirit of the collection in a contemporary fashion.
If you are looking for a slightly more opulent option, choose the one with the pavé diamonds that are embellished on either the bangles and rings. The diamonds are arranged in a honeycomb pattern to magnify its luminance by reducing the appearance of metal. Consisting of varied designs and texture, each piece can be worn differently, conferring you the freedom to create a unique style that best suits your character. Visit Tiffany & Co. website to shop the collection.