Into Something Blue

posted September 26, 2015 at 07:30 pm
by  Francis de Leon

Personally, blue suits me. It is a primary color that more or less defines (or accentuates) my choice attire for work or play. Naturally, when one of my close friends invited this columnist to personally accompany her at an exclusive event accorded to VIP clients (in this case, a fine lady who frequently shops with the expert assistance of a personal shopper) of Rustan’s, I instinctively wore something blue. 

Perhaps, it’s the (hopeless) romantic in me? Simply put, I like every shade of it even if my Alma Mater is for all shades of green. In spirit, I am all for the latter. (Cue, Alma Mater song… Okay, gather. That’s another story!) Albeit briefly, please accept my apologies for not being in the moment (pun intended). Kindly let this columnist stay on track as I proceed to the real story of this Sunday’s column. 

 Enclosed in something blue are Tiffany & Co.’s sparkling diamonds.

Just recently, Tiffany and Co., the world’s diamond authority, introduced its engagement rings in the Philippines through an exclusive event entitled  “Something Blue” at The Gallerie of Rustan’s Makati. 

Rustan’s transformed the venue into a well-curated showcase of Tiffany & Co.’s celebrated engagement rings. Among the rings viewed by the many avid VIP shoppers and A-list crowd were the six-prong Tiffany Setting, introduced by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1886. The Tiffany Setting is still recognized as one of the world’s most popular engagement rings. The Tiffany Harmony, on the other hand, features a tapered platinum band and round brilliant diamond with a wedding band that shares the engagement ring’s elegant contours. The showcased collection also included Fancy Shapes: emerald cut, heart and pear on the Tiffany band, as well as the Tiffany Soleste styles. The enclosed (and well-guarded) labyrinth of customized worktops all sparkled with diamonds and divided by walls coated with the thematic shade of blue.

Fashion design icon Inno Sotto with Hola’s Jose Mari Ugarte.;
Rustan’s April Marquez and Karen Cheng.;
Michelle Barrera with Rustan’s Mariana Mayorga

Since Tiffany’s founding in 1837, it has established a solid reputation of having the finest collection of diamonds. Its diamond standards are far more stringent than those recognized by the industry. Then and now, an infinitely trifling number of the world’s diamonds is able to meet their specifications. Those that pass the grade are hand cut to ensure maximum brilliance and beauty, thereby making the diamond’s qualities the object of romantic fascination for centuries and which has set Tiffany & Co. a cut above the rest. This guarantees that each Tiffany & Co. engagement ring holds a diamond as rare and precious as the symbol it represents.

Maritess Tantoco-Enriquez; “I was just here to shop!” – Rustan’s frequent shopper Diana Jean Lopez; Catherine Arambulo-Antonio is chic in blue contrast.; Frannie Jacinto in her shade of blue and white.

According to Rustan’s, a Tiffany Diamond Certificate accompanies each ring that certifies the stone’s authenticity and that quality assurance of the most stringent requirements has been achieved. Moreover, it is supported by a full lifetime warranty including lifetime services of cleaning, inspection and ring sizing. These extended services and certificate are proof of Tiffany and Co.’s commitment to heritage and excellence. Now that (smile, if you concur) is a promise not meant to be easily broken. 

Wearing “Something Blue” are (from left) Atty. Rene Puno, Metro Society’s Raul Manzano, Ann Puno and Bulgari’s Mario Katigbak. 

So for those (my dear romantics) who are into all shades that represent love everlasting? Definitely, a Tiffany & Co. engagement ring is the most authentic symbol that embodies that emotion of trust and commitment. 

Mother-daughter bonding (through shopping) moment with Audrey Tan-Zubiri and Dette Aquino-Tan.; Ruby Chua and Linda Yu, VIP shoppers at Rustan’s “Something Blue” event.; Say “I do” to Rustan’s Dina Tantoco, Susan Joven and Hera Geriene.

More often than not, love is linked with romantic traditions and sealed with a diamond engagement ring. It is made more special when presented in a Tiffany Blue Box, recognized the world over as the icon for beauty and glamour.

Mikkel Puyat, Paulo Tantoco, and Alexandra Eduque; Elegance and grace personified in Tina Jacinto with husband Rupert Jacinto.; Tanja Sadow, Eva Abesamis, and Sitoy Lopez.

Tiffany Diamond Engagement Rings are exclusively available at Tiffany & Co. Rustan’s Ayala Center, Makati City. 


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