When Mr. Gehry's (whose architecture I admire immensely) started
working for Tiffany an article was written in the LA Times (March
2007) as the line was being presented.
In it, he said:
"At $750,000, one of the most expensive pieces is a striking white
gold mesh collar scattered with diamonds and pearls, which harkens
back to Gehry's proposal for One Times Square, where he imagined
swathing the ball-dropping tower in metal mesh. "They brought me a
bunch of silver mesh one day and a cup of rough-cut diamonds and I
just went 'plop,' " he said, making a spilling motion with his hands.
"I asked if we could throw some pearls in and they did."
(Who knew all one needed to do was "plop" to be a succesful jewelry
"Gehry sat down to talk about the collection. "I am always looking
for things to do that give me instant gratification because buildings
take so long," he said.
Gehry worked with nine designers, who brought him unusual materials
such as black gold, cocholong stone, pernambuco wood and raw cut
diamonds. When he first saw his ideas realized in pieces such as the
$600 sterling silver Orchid pendant, hung on a black cord, he thought
it looked like junk. "But when someone put it on, it came to life"
like how architecture comes to life when a building is used," he
Obviously they are doing something very right because Gehry's
crumbled sterling cuff bracelet is only $30,000.