I first saw Tiffany key pendants back in May. The company’s huge double page spread couldn’t fail to catch my eye, nor could the elegance of the various shapes and designs. Lately, Tiffany keys have been popping up everywhere as Hollywood trendsetters have quickly adopted the look — like Jessica Biel looking fabulous in a yellow gold Quatre Foil and Michele Trachtenberg putting her personal spin on the look by wearing the pendant as part of a multi-necklace set.
The keys have a cozy, vintage feel and reminded me instantly of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s wonderful book The Secret Garden — a lifelong personal favorite. Who can forget that pivotal moment when the intrepid Mary Lennox places the key into the walled garden’s door and opens it into a world of wonder? Pure magic!
Tiffany keys certainly provide a bit of that same magical allure and I find that the look works equally well with casual weekend wear and obligatory business wear. Keys are also a great replacement for tired “Past, Present and Future” pendants or diamond circle pendants.
Tiffany offers a design for every woman’s style and a price for every budget. For example, an oval key in 18-karat gold is a pricey $1,200, but a heart shaped pendant in sterling is vastly more affordable at a mere $175. Keys come in all shapes too — from hearts to actual lockets to those enameled in the legendary “Tiffany blue.” You are sure to find your style. Mine, sadly, is the Kaleidoscope, a diamond encrusted piece of “jewelry as art.” But at a cost of $10,000 (not including chain) I think I’ll have to stick with the sterling!