Tiffany & Co. hires Cartier veteran as jewelry design lead

Iconic New York-based jeweler Tiffany & Co. has been keeping an eye on its competition, as well as its talent, with the appointment of Cartier veteran Nathalie Verdeille, as Tiffany’s vice president, artistic director of jewelry.

According to reports, the creative director for jewelry at Cartier since 2005, will lead the core jewelry and high jewelry categories at the iconic American jeweler, as of later this year.

Prior to joining Cartier, Verdeille graduated from the Haute École de Joaillerie in Paris in 1997, and worked for high jewelry designer, Lorenz Bäumer. She also previously led high jewelry design at Chaumet, which is part of LVMH’s watches and jewelry business division. In this new position, she will report to Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president, product and communications.

In an internal note revealed by WWD, Arnault said: “Nathalie is an accomplished and renowned designer in the jewelry industry and joins us with an impressive portfolio of work.”