Tiffany & Co.

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2015-06-26 10:27:18

Tiffany & Co. is a US jewellery and silverware company.

It is famed for the quality of its jewellery and the box, in trademarked Tiffany-blue, it provides to customers.

History

The company was founded in 1837 in New York by Charles Tiffany and Teddy Young. It began life as a stationary and fancy goods emporium.

Charles Tiffany bought some diamonds from French aristocrats set to return to France following the 1848 French revolution. This act ensured the company had one of the most striking sets of diamonds in the US. Charles Tiffany subsequently became known as the King of Diamonds.

Key creations

Tiffany & Co. presented a silver decanter to President Lincoln in 1861 to celebrate his inauguration.

In 1885 the company’s lead designer, James Whitehouse, redesigned the Great Seal on the American Coat of Arms.

Tiffany & Co. created the first baseball world championship trophy in 1888.

Famous customers

Tiffany & Co. has provided jewellery for a number of celebrities, including Audrey Hepburn, who wore the Tiffany Diamond during publicity photographs for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Stores

There are now more than 60 stores worldwide.

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