One of the most acclaimed and important jewelry designers of our time, Jean Schlumberger started designing for Tiffany & Co. in 1956. His designs are regularly brought into the private offices of New York Loan Company, a high-end pawnshop located in the heart of the Diamond District in Manhattan. “We always appreciate when a client brings in a Tiffany Schlumberger item”, said Jordan Tabach-Bank, owner and CEO of New York Loan and its sister company Beverly Loan Company. “Our loan officers know of the quality and importance these pieces, and we are able to loan out more money due to the Schlumberger signature.”.
Here are a few facts about Schlumberger that even the most savvy jewelry collectors may not know.
- Schlumberger came to New York initially to design clothes and soon opened a jewelry salon with his business partner. They were then both quickly approached by Tiffany & Co., who gave them their own separate department.
- Schlumberger was one of only 4 designers who could independently sign their pieces at Tiffany.
- The designers use of nature and bold colors got him a lot of attention, and soon he was designing jewelry for some of the most important people in the world. The Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo, Gloria Vanderbilt, Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor were just a few.
- The Tiffany Diamond, a stunning yellow diamond weighing 128.54 carats, was created into a brooch by the designer. This brooch featured a bird standing on top of the impressive diamond. This design has been featured with many other important gemstones and diamonds over the years and is now called “Bird on a Rock”.
- Jean Schlumberger retired from Tiffany to return to Paris and died in 1987. His designs continue to live within the jewelry house, and will be renowned for centuries to come.
New York Loan Company is always happy to evaluate Schlumberger and Tiffany & Co. jewelry for either a collateral based pawn loan price or outright purchase price. Only a few blocks down from the iconic Tiffany store on 5th Avenue, the Gemological Institute of America trained staff at New York Loan is ready and willing to help those in a cash crunch with immediate funds. Please contact new York Loan Company at (212) 997-5626 or at email@example.com.