With more and more high-profile celebrities, from Michael B. Jordan and Timothée Chalamet to Pharrell Williams and Harry Styles, embracing the allure of jewellery like strands of pearls and blinged-out brooches, it goes without saying that men are feeling more comfortable expressing themselves with accessories. Tiffany & Co. is meeting this moment with the debut of the Charles Tiffany setting — its first engagement ring for men.
Named after the luxury brand’s founder Charles Lewis Tiffany (who introduced the women’s solitaire diamond engagement ring in 1886), the new design plays off the arresting silhouette of a signet ring — which has also had quite a moment in fashion circles in recent years. Featuring either a round brilliant or emerald-cut diamond in the middle, which can range up to five carats in size, the Charles Tiffany setting has a knife-edge band inspired by the New York-based company’s initial engagement ring style for women. Beveled edges around the diamond set in these platinum and titanium styles give it a sense of gravitas.
Along with the novel stylistic components of this new ring, Tiffany & Co. continues to strive for transparency with its designs. Thanks to its ability to register each newly sourced diamond, customers can glean information about a stone’s region or country of origin, as well as where it was cut, polished, graded, quality assured and set from any sales associate; a printed certificate will also boast a piece’s credentials.
Given that a recent retail report stated that engagement ring sales in the U.S. are forecasted to grow in the coming years, the launch of the Charles Tiffany setting seems perfectly timed; expect to see it in flagship stores this month.
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