Tiffany, a symbol of American designs, has enjoyed a high reputation with love and beauty, romance and dream for nearly two centuries. Inspired by olive leaves symbolizing peace, joy and hope, Paloma Picasso, a famous jewelry designer, designed the Olive Leaf collection for Tiffany. There are many bushy olive trees around her house in Morocco, do the Olive Leaf jewelry is injected into her rich personal emotion. In fact, olive trees have close connection with a fairy tale. Therefore, Tiffany Paloma Picasso® Olive Leaf jewelry has a deep meaning of traditional culture.
It’s said that Athena taught the human being to farm, and she was highly respected by them. As a result, that caused the envy of Poseidon, the God of sea ans earthquakes in ancient mythology. Although the gods came to mediate the settlement between Athena and Poseidon, but it didn’t work. After discussion, they would determine to judge the one who could give a more useful item to the human being was the winner. Poseidon hit the ground with his trident, and then an invincible war horse flied from the crack, neighing and wearing golden light. Athena pointed to the city wall with her spear, and then an olive tree grew up rapidly at the corner. Athena said to human being, “It can light up the dark, remove the trauma, treat diseases and symbolize peace.” Human being and Golds thought that Athena made a greater contribution to human. So, her guard would protect the Olive tree. European people has considered the tree as the divine grace since then. They relied on olive trees in their daily life and treatment of diseases.
From the fairy tale, we know that the olive tree or the olive leaf is always the theme in the field of design. Paloma Picasso used the olive leaf-styled jewelry to express her rich personal emotion and attitude towards peace. She is an attractive lady, because she is reputable for her bold design style all over the world. She inherits rich imagination from her father Pablo Picasso and elegant temperament from her mother Françoise Gilot. Her father Pablo Picasso drew a dove with a branch of olive leaves in its mouth for the first World Peace Council the Soviet Union held. The simple but powerful painting has been the most famous sign of peace since then. Pablo Picasso named Paloma Picasso his daughter because Paloma means a dove in Spanish. What’s more, the olive leaf is a sign of peace and hope.
Tiffany Paloma Picasso® Olive Leaf collection pays tribute to the olive tree as a universal symbol of peace and harmony. Intricate branches of sterling silver or 18k gold form pendants and cuffs while hand-cut cabochons are entwined in tiny leaves for vivid rings and luxuriant earrings.