paloma picasso tiffany collection
Paloma Picasso is represented in many of her father’s works, such as Paloma with an Orange and Paloma in Blue. 
Paloma Picasso‘s jewelry career began in 1968, when she was a costume designer in Paris.  Some rhinestone necklaces she had created from stones purchased at flea markets drew attention from critics. Encouraged by this early success, the designer pursued formal schooling in jewelry design. A year later, Ms. Picasso presented her first efforts to her friend, famed couturier Yves Saint Laurent, who immediately commissioned her to design accessories to accompany one of his collections. By 1971, she was working for the Greek jewelry company Zolotas. 
The youngest of Pablo Picasso’s four children (her mother was the artist Francoise Gilot), Paloma was often a subject of his paintings, including “Paloma With an Orange” and “Paloma in Blue.” Gilot left Pablo Picasso in 1953 when Paloma was 4, but she continued to spend summers and school breaks with her father for several years.
Inspired by the Spanish translation of her name, the “Dove” collection is a straightforward line of fluid bird-shaped pendants done in sterling silver, 10-karat gold and diamonds. The symmetry and simplicity of the bird are similar to those of a dove drawn by her famous father, which he created the year she was born and which was adopted as a symbol for the 1949 Paris World Peace Conference.
Paloma Picasso sketching one of her Olive Leaf designs for Tiffany & Co. in her garden in Marrakesh, 2013. Photography: Courtesy of TIffany & Co.
It was the underside of New York life, the undiscovered landscape, that set her imagination alight, as Picasso connected with the downtown energy of Keith Haring, graffiti art and the grimy neon city lights. Picasso distilled all that she saw and became a pioneer of street art-inspired commercial design. She imagined illegal art as a fine one, creating gold criss-cross or heart motifs in her 1983 ‘Graffiti’ collection. The new collection of graphic rings and cuffs is a deliberate riff on these 1980s designs, with bold paths of emerald-cut stones designed to create nothing less than a powerful presence on the body.
More than 30 years after the launch of her first designs for Tiffany & Co, Paloma Picasso continues to excite with her luminous use of colourful gemstones.
Paloma’s passion for vivid gemstones has become as much a trademark as her graphic motifs. Her luminous use of colourful stones brought fiery orange opals and shocking pink tourmalines into fashion, and more than 30 years after the launch of her first collection for Tiffany, colour continues to play a vital role in her designs.
This year, the design is reinvented to include gemstones, that add to the beauty of the intertwined rings. Inspired by her life in Marrakesh and the grandeur of the Orient, Picasso joins Tiffany to enrich the band of rich gold, and silver bands. The collection, that is made up of bangles, rings, pendants and earrings that perfectly shows off the fluid nature of the design. Much like the harmony of life, the designs glide along with the movement of the body as it falls back together. The collection sees the 18-karat white gold and 18-karat yellow gold designs paired with diamonds and the 18-karat rose gold designs are paired with black spinels.
Made up of five interlocking bands the each represents a personal sentiment of the designer, the gentle sounds that are made as the bands fall back together as a whole helped in naming the collection. Standing for dreams, beauty, creativity, gratitude and passion, Paloma’s Melody is one that is sophisticated and elegant.