Avid trainers, or in this case, jewellery collectors, have newfound reason to catch ’em all, thanks to this latest collaboration by Tiffany & Co., which sees them teaming up with contemporary artist, Daniel Arsham, and unexpectedly, in partnership with popular Japanese franchise Pokémon as well.
As you might have seen in the viral marketing images and our banner above, they’re debuting, not an Ultra Ball or its more typical red-and-white variation, but a special-edition Poké Ball that’s now wrapped in a luxurious Tiffany Blue®.
The collection also features nine jewellery designs of pendant and necklaces that highlight six of the most iconic Pokémon, from Pikachu to Mew, designed in Arsham’s signature “Future Relics” aesthetic, which reimagines everyday objects as archaeological discoveries.
“With my latest project with Tiffany, we’ve recontextualized Pokémon — a nod to my 2022 A Ripple in Time project in Tokyo — to orchestrate a new narrative,” said Daniel Arsham. “With Pokémon and Tiffany, itself, there’s a sense of cultural permanence about each.” This merging of two iconic brands is also a nod to Tiffany’s love for connecting their timeless jewellery with contemporary art and pop culture.
As for the pieces themselves, the Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon capsule collection sees a distinct oxidized sterling silver treatment across pendants with diamond accents — namely, of Pikachu, Charmander, Squirtle, Jigglypuff, Cubone and Mew — while they’ve also presented a necklace featuring all six Pokémon. The iconic Pikachu though, always the star, has its yellow colour played up by a small and large pendant necklace, done in precious 18K yellow gold with diamond accents.
The oxidised sterling silver designs are housed in Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon Blue Boxes, while the gold Pikachu pendants arrive in those exquisite Tiffany Blue® Poké Balls.
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The Tiffany & Arsham Studio & Pokémon capsule collection will be available at the Tiffany & Co. Landmark in New York City, Omotesando store in Tokyo and Tiffany.com in North America and Japan this December.