Tiffany & Co. debuts the Rainbow Bird on a Rock capsule collection

March 2024

Tiffany & Co. debuts the Rainbow Bird on a Rock capsule collection

This latest high jewellery collection is a tribute to the 1965 Bird on a Rock brooch by house designer Jean Schlumberger. The new rainbow creations capture the whimsical nature of the original brooch, featuring exceptional gemstones and 18k gold wirework.


he creations are bold expressions inspired by Jean Schlumberger’s iconic Bird on a Rock brooch, first introduced in 1965. Its timeless design is reinterpreted with a curated selection of coloured gemstones, diamonds and pearls accented by rare paillonné enamel. Each exceptional work of art captures the personality and whimsical nature of the original brooch, highlighting the House’s artistry and extraordinary savoir faire, which continue to be the essence of Tiffany High Jewellery.

The unique brooches feature exceptional gemstones and craftsmanship, resulting in one-of-a-kind designs with intricate and unexpected details, embodying the essence of Jean Schlumberger’s legacy. Notable codes include Jean Schlumberger’s iconic 18k gold wirework beautifully integrated into the designs, as well as archival references with gemstone drops set en tremblant appearing to be suspended from the bird’s head.

Tiffany & Co. debut its first eight Rainbow Bird on a Rock creations. Among the unique designs is a brooch showcasing a rare black opal of over 35 carats featuring an exceptional play-of-color with flashes of red, orange and purple, and another with a stunning champagne yellow zircon of over 66 carats.

Other designs playfully feature turquoise accents on the bird, one of which is set with a striking rubellite of over 68 carats and another with a blue tourmaline of over 56 carats, evoking a tropical ocean. Paillonné enamel details, also seen throughout the designs, are a tribute to Jean Schlumberger and his love of the material. During his time, the designer revived this 19th-century technique, a complex process whereby layers of translucent coloured enamel are fired over 24k gold foil, resulting in translucent, vivid hues.

The capsule collection is a tribute to Jean Schlumberger’s enduring vision. It celebrates and uplifts the expert craftsmanship and extraordinary design sensibility that continue to drive Tiffany High Jewellery.