This American jewelry firm was founded more than 175 years ago by Charles Lewis Tiffany and became world – renowned in the early 20th century when Tiffany’s son, Louis Comfort Tiffany , became it’s creative director. It was Louis Comfort Tiffany, who truly launched the iconic brand with his stunning art nouveau and arts and crafts designs, often inspired by nature, “interpreted in patterns of simplicity, harmony and clarity”, a truly new “American style.”1
Tiffany & Co. is renowned not only for its instantly recognizable blue box, its classic jewels, watches and quality diamond engagement rings, but also for magnificent designs in enamel, sterling silver and stained glass. Several of the world’s most famous jewelry designers , including Paloma Picasso, Jean Schlumberger and Elsa Peretti perfected their craft under Tiffany’s patronage, designing important and iconic pieces that are very much coveted and cherished in the market today.
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Schlumberger’s colorful enamel and gold bangles, Elsa Peretti’s bone cuffs, beans in sterling silver and gold, and Picasso’s asymmetric hearts, Xs and scribbles necklaces and brooches in silver and gold all enhance Tiffany’s current core business in engagement and wedding rings. Tiffany wedding jewelry is made to exacting standards of workmanship, using only top quality diamonds or colored precious stones. The popular gemstones tanzanite and kunzite were both discovered and named by Tiffany in the last century.
Tiffany’s flagship is currently located on Fifth Avenue at 57th Street in New York with more than 300 branches around the world, a testament indeed to the popularity and reputation enjoyed by the brand.
1 Tiffany & Co.