The Tiffany Lock continues to breathe new life to Tiffany & Co.’s enduring symbol of design and craftsmanship: the padlock
The padlock has long held an important role in Tiffany & Co.‘s history. In the 1870s, the New York City-based house offered functioning locks to its customers, used to secure books and even dog collars. A decade later, the design was incorporated into its jewelry: a Blue Book sales catalogue from 1881 lists gold bracelets with padlock clasps, while a a padlock brooch is found in one from 1883. Fast track to the 1990s, and the symbol continued to evolve, showing up in the now iconic Return to Tiffany collection, which features different lock-shaped designs and variations on the lock-and-key motif. Clearly the padlock as a symbol of deep, personal bonds between people continues to resonate, decades later.
The Tiffany Lock is the latest iteration of this concept and is fast reaching the status accorded to some of Tiffany & Co.’s signature pieces like the T bracelet and Heart Tag pendant. Distinctive and modern, it features a streamlined design for all genders and a nifty swiveling closure that locks in place. Its ethos of “no rules, all welcome” is indicative of a fresh, new perspective imbued into the lock motif. Launched in 2022 to much fanfare, including house ambassador BLACKPINK‘s Rosé fronting its debut campaign, and a starring role in the brand’s most liked Instagram post, announcing BTS‘ Jimin as their new global ambassador. This year, Rosé, Jimin, and singer Nancy Ajram welcome acclaimed actress and fashion risk-taker Florence Pugh to the fold.
The Tiffany Lock collection currently counts bracelets, pendants, and earrings in white, rose, and yellow gold, studded with pavé and accent diamonds, as well as all-metal iterations.
In the Philippines, Tiffany & Co. is located in Greenbelt 3, Makati City and The Shoppes at Solaire Resort & Casino, Parañaque City.