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This Is Tiffany

My Tiffany

Writer and fashion consultant Amanda Brooks tells us why she treasures her Elsa Peretti® Diamonds by the Yard® pendant.

Photograph and story courtesy
of Amanda Brooks

Starting as a young teenager, my mother, father and grandmother gave me jewellery as gifts for birthdays, holidays and graduations. A silver I.D. bracelet, a gold necklace with a watch fob closure and a ruby ring (my first precious stone) are among the most memorable. I still have each piece, and from time to time I take them out to look at in a moment of nostalgia or to loan them to my own teenage daughter. However, there is one piece I still wear myself—my Elsa Peretti® Diamonds by the Yard® pendant, featuring a single diamond on a delicate gold chain. With its simplicity, classic design and timeless style, I have, in fact, never stopped wearing it. Unlike those other teenaged treasures, it has never been relegated to the bottom of my jewellery box or forgotten until it comes back into fashion. The necklace was given to me by my high school boyfriend on my 18th birthday. He told me that he wanted to mark the years we spent together by being the first man to ever buy me a diamond. My birthday coincided with graduation, and sadly our relationship didn’t make it much past our early college days; but we remain friends to this day, and I still wear my Diamonds by the Yard® pendant with much affection and pride.