With its new artistic collaboration with up-andcoming Parisian artist Paul Rousteau, Tiffany & Co. is set to ignite a breathtaking transformation of the Opéra Garnier. Starting from October 1st, 2023, during the heart of Paris Fashion Week, the iconic façades of this historic venue will come alive featuring Tiffany & Co’s iconic 16 Stone ring signed by the brand’s legendary designer, Jean Schlumberger.
This bold transformation is a testament to Tiffany & Co.'s unwavering commitment to French artistic expression and its enduring love for the city of Paris. Opéra Garnier also represents a heartfelt return to Tiffany's roots. Over a century ago, in 1910, at Place de l’ Opéra, Tiffany & Co. opened its first Parisian flagship.
Today, Opéra Garnier's façades come alive again. Tiffany & Co. puts its iconic 16 Stone ring on the ultimate stage, with a new work created by Paul Rousteau, continuing the story which commenced at the Louvre.
Originally designed in the 1950’s, the Sixteen Stone ring is adorned with sixteen diamonds of absolute purity set in the iconic gold cross-stitches, a signature motif inspired by the textile heritage of Jean Schlumberger. Each cross-stitch is a testament to his ability to harmonize the worlds of fashion, art, and craftsmanship.
“I try to make everything seem irregular, unpredictable, organic, in motion,” - Jean Schlumberger, 1955.
“When Tiffany asked me to showcase the Sixteen Stone ring on the façade of the Opéra Garnier, I immediately thought of movement, of dance... The façade of the Opéra – proud, rich and imposing – begins to dance, free and light, around a sacred ring. This ring, with its magical powers, magnetises the most beautiful monument in Paris,” says Paul Rousteau.
Opéra Garnier marks the third chapter in Tiffany's artistic journey through Paris. In October 2022, the brand unveiled its digital cube installation at the Centre Pompidou during Nuit Blanche, followed by a grand trompe l’oeil display at the Louvre in January 2023.
Tiffany's tradition of uniting art and jewelry has featured collaborations with luminaries like Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Daniel Arsham. Today, the House unites Opéra Garnier with the works of two great creators, Jean Schlumberger and Paul Rousteau, celebrating its enduring love for artists and Paris.