For over 185 years, Tiffany & Co. has been synonymous with elegance, innovative design, fine craftsmanship, and creative excellence. From the beginning, our founder Charles Lewis Tiffany set the brand apart by offering only the finest luxury goods that met his discerning standards. Today, that commitment to quality and beauty remains at the heart of Tiffany’s identity.

Our History

The story of Tiffany begins with the vision of Mr. Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young, who established Tiffany & Young in 1837 as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium” on Broadway in Lower Manhattan. The store initially sold stationery items as well as an assortment of elegant household goods.

After a few years, Charles Tiffany took full control of the company and established the Tiffany & Co. name in 1853 when he relocated the store to Union Square. Under his leadership, Tiffany & Co. quickly earned a reputation as a premier source for luxury European tastes and styles in New York.

In the late 1850s, Tiffany expanded the store’s offerings to include select collections of fine jewelry and gems. Tiffany also began publishing catalogs that highlighted the craftsmanship of his jewelry while building the brand’s association with luxury and exclusivity.

By 1870, Tiffany & Co. had risen to become America’s premier luxury jewelry brand and a leader in developing innovative techniques used in jewelry making. Mr. Tiffany tirelessly elevated standards through his insistence on using only the finest materials and a scientific approach to gemology.

Tiffany designed the Medal of Honor in 1862 and crafted the famed 1885 redesign of the Great Seal of the United States. The brand also produced the team medals for the 1900 Olympic Games, the first Olympiad held in the United States.

The early 20th century ushered in Tiffany’s expansion into new product categories. Tiffany published the first Blue Book catalog in 1845, creating the standard by which jewelry and gemstones continue to be valued today. The iconic Tiffany® Setting ring was introduced in 1886. And in 1902, Mr. Tiffany’s son, Louis Comfort Tiffany, joined the company as its first official design director.

Throughout the 20th century, Tiffany & Co. cemented its reputation as an enduring symbol of American craftsmanship, style and sophistication. The brand played a notable role in some of the era’s most famous films, broadening its fame and recognition. Legendary style icons from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Elizabeth Taylor donned Tiffany diamond necklaces and bracelets for the most glamorous events.

Today, with over 300 retail stores spanning the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Tiffany continues to define style and celebrate meaningful moments in modern life. From engagement rings and iconic jewelry collections to home accessories and experimental stores like Tiffany Blue Box Cafés, the brand maintains its legacy of innovation and craftsmanship.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At Tiffany & Co., sustainability is at the heart of who we are. We believe luxury can and should be created ethically and responsibly with respect for the planet and its natural resources.

Our commitment to sustainability guides everything we do. We source raw materials and craft our jewelry in ways that minimize impacts. We champion the causes of environmental conservation and human rights. And we strive to reduce energy, emissions, water use, and waste across our operations.

We proudly share progress through our annual Sustainability Report. Key pillars of our approach include:

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Our Quality & Craftsmanship

At Tiffany & Co., uncompromising quality is the foundation for everything we create. Our commitment to excellence begins with sourcing only the finest gems and metals. Rigorous standards and expert artisanship ensure each piece meets Tiffany’s exacting standards.

Our craftspeople possess a mastery honed over decades. Using techniques perfected over generations, Tiffany artisans transform precious materials into legendary designs that reveal their true beauty. This perfect harmony between material and craft allows the Tiffany brand to resonate as an enduring symbol for innovative luxury.

Diamonds: Tiffany diamonds are among the world’s most expertly cut and polished. We only acquire stones of the highest gemological quality. Our diamond specialists then cut and polish each diamond to maximize its brilliance and fire. Tiffany was one of the first jewelers to standardize diamond grading and clearly communicate it to customers. The Tiffany Diamond Certificate accompanies each Tiffany diamond above .18 carats.

Gemstones: Our gemologists travel the world curating the finest colored gemstones based on Tiffany standards for quality that exceed normal industry criteria. We carefully hand select each ruby, sapphire, emerald, aquamarine and other gems to find those with the most vibrant color, beauty and rarity.

Metals: Tiffany designs feature precious metals including solid gold alloys designed by Tiffany, sterling silver, and platinum. We never use gold plating or gold substitutes. Tiffany silver crafspeople still hand-finish many designs using traditional techniques like hammering to enhance beauty. Gold is cast with refined techniques to retain its integrity over time.

Making by Hand: Skilled artisans meticulously transform designs into finished luxury pieces of wearable art. Instead of mechanized processes, Tiffany prioritizes expert hands devoted to every step. Silversmiths solder and polish. Gem-setters delicately place every stone. Engravers etch designs by hand. Our craftspeople ensure lasting quality worthy of the Tiffany name.

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Our Tiffany Blue Box®

For over 130 years, the sight of Tiffany’s legendary Blue Box has sparkled with promise. This iconic packaging represents the very best of Tiffany designs and the magic of Tiffany moments.

The renowned Tiffany Blue Box is a registered trademark shade known worldwide as Pantone® 1837. This distinctive hue was chosen by Charles Lewis Tiffany himself for the cover of the famed Blue Book he published in 1845. Tiffany Blue Boxes accented by white satin ribbons appear as symbols of celebrations across literature and film.

Today, the Tiffany Blue Box remains a treasured emblem of special memories. Every year, millions of Tiffany Blue Boxes bring joy to loved ones around the world who receive Tiffany designs as gifts for engagements, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and holidays. Sending a gift from Tiffany’s is a way to share life’s most meaningful moments.

The Tiffany Blue Box features white lettering and the little white bag bears the signature Tiffany & Co. stamp. Each box and bag is meticulously assembled by hand in our packaging facilities. Skilled artisans devoted to excellence confect beautiful packages that represent Tiffany’s legacy of quality and craftsmanship.

Customers have the option to have Tiffany purchases sent in signature packaging or discreetly in Tiffany shopping bags. Many customers collect and cherish Tiffany Blue Boxes to commemorate special celebrations for a lifetime.

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Our Stores

Tiffany & Co. operates over 300 stores around the world that immerse guests in contemporary luxury. Our store designs reflect the brand’s elegant heritage while bringing innovative and unexpected experiences.

We welcome customers into unique boutique spaces for immersive shopping. Our stores showcase luxurious finishes, innovative architectural details, and custom design elements. Sumptuous materials, expert lighting, and considered sightlines allow our collections to sparkle.

Many locations offer a Tiffany Blue Box Café or The Blue Box Cafe for customers to enjoy American classics with a sophisticated twist. Customers delight in breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea surrounded by Tiffany style.

While all stores focus on luxury presentation and customer service, the following unique locations showcase the Tiffany brand in groundbreaking concepts:

Flagship New York Store: The iconic Tiffany Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually. Channeling an Art Deco aesthetic, it boasts lavish marble, soaring ceilings, and grand chandeliers. This store introduced Tiffany’s innovative Atlas concept of displaying ungrouped collections in distinct architectural vignettes.

Shanghai Flagship: Tiffany’s largest Asia-Pacific Flagship rises 12 stories as a sparkling, vertical glass jewel box. The swooping, futuristic façade refracts light in ways that nod to a Tiffany diamond. Inside, a luminous, floating staircase invites exploration of luxury collections alongside hyper-modern décor accents like interactive digital screens.

Tokyo Ginza: The Tiffany Ginza Flagship immerses customers into Tiffany luxury. Rotating visual merchandising themes transform the space. Innovative experiences include the personalized Tiffany Fragrance Station and an overhead meteor shower visual effect created through projection mapping.

Harrods at Knightsbridge: The first Tiffany concession inside an iconic luxury retailer. Tiffany displays fine jewelry and luxury home and accessories collections among the British store’s most prestigious fashion houses.

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Our Engagement & Wedding

Tiffany & Co. makes dreams come true by commemorating life’s most extraordinary moments. As the world’s premier jewelry authority, Tiffany is cherished for engagement rings, wedding bands and gifts celebrating eternal bonds of love.

Since 1886, the Tiffany® Setting has defined the ultimate diamond solitaire. The six-prong Tiffany® Setting lifts a dazzling diamond above a sleek and simple band to magnify its brilliance. This timeless style elegantly showcases a diamond’s fire and sparkle. Customers can select their diamond carat size as well as a range of modern and vintage band designs.

Tiffany wedding bands are the perfect emblem of your union. For the bride, unique diamond encrusted designs shine with sophisticated luxury. Groom’s bands in platinum and gold make a strong, smart style statement. Couples can also customize matching wedding bands inscribed with a secret message.

Beyond jewelry, Tiffany createsregistry must-haves for starting a home and life together. Our Home & Accessories collection brims with barware, serveware, glassware, and decor designed to endure. Premium offerings include housewares in Tiffany’s signature baby blue and patterns of bone china, handcrafted crystal, and sterling silver hollowware.

Tiffany also crafts custom wedding invitations in classic styles. Our Paper Flowers® invitations elegantly unfurl like paper petals when opened. Let Tiffany make newly engaged bliss that much sweeter with whimsical gifts like proposal-shaped candles, cake-top figurines, and flutes for toasting.

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Our Jewelry Collections

For over 185 years, Tiffany & Co. has defined luxury jewelry through trend-setting designs. Today’s most desired Tiffany collections honor our rich heritage while translating it into contemporary pieces that can be worn every day.

Tiffany T: Angular sleek lines and a bold “T” motif express confidence in this versatile jewelry collection. Pavé diamonds, shiny gold, and contrasting textures make Tiffany T designs ideal for strong statement pieces.

Tiffany HardWear: Crafted in materials like 18K gold and sterling silver, HardWear’s industrial bulk and links convey bold, rugged luxury. The collection’s gravity-defying curves make a uniquely feminine statement.

Tiffany 1837: Penchant’s minimalist approach elegantly spotlights brilliant diamonds. Rings, earrings, and pendants in this collection feature a tantalizing single line set with micropavé diamonds in platinum.

Tiffany Atlas: Nature inspires Atlas’ effortless, airy designs. Openwork construction, such as that seen in bamboo, gives lightness and flexibility. Diamonds seem to float within graphic linear frameworks.

Tiffany T Two: Two bold intersecting circles in sharp contrast create a motif that is both symmetrical and freeform. Handcrafted 18k rose gold designs set with pavé diamonds offer a fresh, fluid look.

Tiffany Keys: Keys’ signature motifs pay homage to the iconic keys of Tiffany’s flagship New York store. Diamonds, platinum, and white gold create an eye-catching juxtaposition of round shapes in delicate designs that layer beautifully.

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Our Most Famous Creations

Certain Tiffany & Co. jewelry designs have transcended the world of fashion to become cultural icons. These celebrated styles have defined luxury for generations through their innovative design and master craftsmanship.

Tiffany Diamond: The 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond dazzles from its place of honor at Tiffany’s New York flagship. Acquired in 1878, the cushion-cut stone’s priceless value lies in its extraordinary fire and brilliance. This yellow diamond shines as the crown jewel of Tiffany’s rich heritage.

Tiffany Novo: This cut corner rectangular diamond cut was pioneered by Tiffany in the 1970s. With its unique fire and brilliance, the Tiffany Novo cut represents innovation inspired by Tiffany’s legacy. This special diamond shape highlights the brand’s continued leadership in diamond design.

Tiffany Setting: Since 1886, this six-prong solitaire setting has lifted Tiffany diamond engagement rings to new heights. Allowing light to pass through the ring from all angles, it showcases a diamond’s brilliance. The Setting represents Tiffany’s commitment to diamond authority and brilliance you can see.

Atlas Collection: Named for the Greek Titan who held up the world, Atlas captures the beauty of nature in flowing, openwork gold and platinum designs that evoke tree limbs, leaves, or bamboo. This beloved collection expresses effortless elegance and fluidity.

Elsa Peretti® Designs: Celebrated jewelry designer Elsa Peretti reinvented effortless, sensuous luxury. Her sculptural creations for Tiffany, including the Open Heart pendant, Bone cuff, and Diamonds by the Yard® line, redefined modern jewelry style. Many of her timeless designs still sparkle today.

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Our Vision & Values

Our Vision: To be the world’s most respected jewelry brand.

Our Mission: To create innovative luxury goods of enduring value. To treat customers as honored guests and provide legendary service. To maintain the highest standards of integrity. And to conserve the natural world.

Our Values:

Sustainability: We craft luxury responsibly to protect the planet and its resources. We champion fair labor, human rights, diversity, and giving back in all we do.

Quality & Craftsmanship: We uphold exacting standards pioneered by our founders. Tiffany master designers and artisans bring creativity and expertise to creating pieces of wearable art.

Excellence: Legendary service, expertise, reliability, honesty, and integrity engage and delight Tiffany customers. We embrace diversity and respect for all people.

Innovation: Building on our legacy of innovation, we lead with cutting edge design, digital experiences, and forward-thinking to reinforce our authority as a luxury brand.

Heritage: Our rich history guides our commitment to fill the world with beauty and light. We honor cherished traditions while designing the future of luxury that uplifts new generations.

The vision of Charles Lewis Tiffany continues to drive Tiffany & Co. today. Sustainability, excellence, innovation, and honoring heritage allow us to keep that vision alive.

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