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Tiffany’s: the world’s most glamorous jewelry store, thanks in part to Audrey Hepburn’s role as Holly in Truman Capote’s film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
- Holly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
- Paul: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
- Holly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
- Paul: Sure.
- Holly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it. Nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!
Tiffany’s is representative of what Holly believes happiness can be. For most romantics, receiving a gift in the little blue box—Tiffany’s own signature color, Tiffany Blue—is one of life’s lavish delights and wonderful indulgences. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of walking into that store on Fifth Avenue, you know it smells of elegance and extravagance while also showcasing simplistic grace. You can visit the numerous jewelry cases and take in all the sparkles—everything from engagement rings to elaborate necklaces—and it’s wonderful to dream for a few moments. But don’t despair: if you want something from Tiffany’s, there are lines under $500 that you can take home if your purse strings can’t accommodate more.
Tiffany’s also has a great collection of giftware, from baby gifts to wedding gifts, all gorgeous and able to come wrapped in that Tiffany blue box.
My husband recently gave me the Tiffany heart locket necklace, which I love and wear all the time. Years ago, we both bought matching watches from Tiffany’s, and he still wears his every day. I’ve been secretly wishing upon Elsa Peretti’s single diamond necklace above, something I think I’d like to add to my small collection of Tiffany jewelry.
Nevertheless, blue box or not, Audrey Hepburn had it right. Nothing bad could ever happen to you in Tiffany’s.
Below are some of my favorite “drool” pieces from Tiffany’s. What are your favorites?