Tiffany’s signature blue colour has a resident spot in the world of pop culture. “Tiffany Blue” was first trademarked in 1998, but not before its ribbon-wrapped blue gift boxes (“Retying the white ribbon is a nightmare!”) became the novelty that every woman sought to covet.
The film starts us off at the Tiffany & Co. boutique, where a widowed father and his young daughter contemplate on a suitable engagement ring for his fiancée-to-be. The saleswoman presents two options: One set with a princess-cut diamond, and the other with a cushion-cut, but not until the young daughter dismisses both and strongly suggests a “presidential-cut” diamond instead. Now, there’s no such thing as a president’s cut diamond, but count it as jewellery banter when you want to, err, refer to someone who’s relentlessly ambitious. Our next Tiffany & Co. buyer wanders restlessly into the store, and quickly asks the next available sales assistant if there’s “something quick I can get for my girlfriend.”
Already, we’re presented with different shopping styles in a scene that’s set just two days before Christmas, and here, I wonder: Who is the Tiffany woman? The film gives us two versions: The upcoming fiancée, Vanessa (Mitchell), who’s an elegant, well-dressed entrepreneur from L.A., and the second, your typical New York City small business owner à la the charming baker-owner of the Lower East Side named Rachel (Deutch). It’s two different profiles, but what does it matter? They both love Tiffany. In a classic, unfortunate mix-up, the two ladies accidentally get a Tiffany box that was intended for the other — Vanessa gets a dainty pair of sterling silver studded earrings (still cute!) and Rachel gets the jaw-dropping solitaire — the Tiffany® Setting Engagement Ring in 18K Yellow Gold.
We’ll let you experience the awkwardness and hilarity that ensues, which even includes that famous Holly Golightly tribute. But know this — if you were expecting a movie full of unfeeling product placements, you won’t. Where Tiffany & Co. finds itself in the middle of relationships, love and loss, and celebrations, the story humbly teaches us two things: Don’t give up on romance, and there’s definitely something for everyone at Tiffany’s.
Based on the book of the same name written by Melissa Hall, the film was released last December by Amazon Studios, and stars Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson, Ray Nicholson, and Shay Mitchell.
Something from Tiffany’s is available to stream on Prime Video.