Style statement: Paloma Picasso Sugar Stacks
From the moment Paloma Picasso unveiled her debut collection for Tiffany & Co. some 36 years ago, it was clear boundary-pushing colours were at the heart of her designs.
Her unique use of hues and one-of-a-kind accessories featuring high-end gemstones has earned Picasso a reputation as one of the world's finest and most exciting luxury jewellery designers.
Despite a back catalogue that makes it hard to play favourites, her striking Sugar Stacks rings are without doubt one of her most recognisable creations.
To bring Picasso's designs to life, Tiffany artisans hand cut the square-shaped and pavé stones from an array of her favourite gemstones including amethyst, blue and pink sapphires, rose quartz and blue topaz, then set them in 18-karat yellow, white or rose gold.
The dazzling rings can be layered for extra intensity. "The rings can be worn alone or stacked in cool or high-contrast colours that delight the eye and lift the spirit like sugar candies," she says.
Sugar Stacks are a true embodiment of Picasso's playful, yet sophisticated personal style and it's this spirited aesthetic that's undoubtedly the key to her success.
It's one thing to be hailed "jewellery design's newest star" as she was back in 1980, but it's something else to still be seen as the benchmark for sophistication and refined designs more than three decades later.
But as Picasso has proven, she's no ordinary woman.
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