By Chelsea Karnash
This is the City of Brotherly Love, and it’s hard not to find material evidence of that lovin’ feeling wherever you go.
Hold up, I said material.
From t-shirts and mugs to calendars and billboards, Philadelphia’s iconic “Love” sculpture is emblazoned on practically everything, much of it cheap, plastic and—let’s be honest—kind of irresistible.
But now there’s something for the Philly-phile whose taste is a little more, ahem, expensive.
The king of upscale bling, Tiffany & Co., has rolled out a new line called the Tiffany Era, featuring rings, bracelets and other accessories that spell out L-O-V-E, and the graphic letters and chunky, squared-off designs bear more than a little resemblance to the sculpture in JFK Plaza.
But before lovers of all things “Love” sculpture get too excited, bear in mind that the accessories, which are available in 18k gold or sterling silver, were actually inspired by a 1970s ring collection that former Tiffany designer Donald Claflin created for the company. As in, probably pre-installation of Robert Indiana’s sculpture in 1976.
Still, the collection is sure to be a hit here in Philly and a must-have on many holiday wish-lists this year.
Of course, they do say money can’t buy you love…but in this case, it sort of can.
Check out the Tiffany Era collection here.