The American jeweler Tiffany & Co. is now an emblematic house of the luxury landscape. It has crossed the centuries and will celebrate its 185 years of existence in 2022. With a wealth of sumptuous creations and collaborations, here is the history of Tiffany & Co.
1837: Once upon a time, Tiffany & Co…
The beautiful story of Tiffany & Co began in 1837. The brand was born in New York under the impulse of Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young. Both 25 years old, it is thanks to the opening of a store of supplies, costume jewelry and luxury items on Broadway Avenue that the Tiffany & Co. adventure begins. On the first day of sales, the success was not the same as in recent years: sales reached a total of 4.98 dollars.
Eleven years later, in 1848, the company specialized in jewelry, and Tiffany became a renowned diamond destination. Charles Lewis Tiffany bought gems from European aristocrats, including Marie Antoinette, and brought them back to the United States, allowing the American elite to acquire real jewels directly in their country for the first time.
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