History of Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. is an iconic American luxury jewelry and specialty retailer renowned for its timeless designs and exquisite craftsmanship. Founded in New York City in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young, initially as a 'stationery and fancy goods emporium,' the company quickly gained recognition for its fine silverware, jewelry, and especially its diamonds. In 1853, Charles Tiffany became the sole owner of the company, renaming it Tiffany & Co. under which it would become a global luxury brand.

One of Tiffany's most significant contributions to the jewelry industry was the introduction of the Tiffany Setting in 1886, which revolutionized engagement ring design by elevating the diamond above the band, allowing maximum light to pass through the stone, thus enhancing its brilliance. This innovation set a new standard for engagement rings and cemented Tiffany's reputation as a leader in luxury jewelry.

Over the years, Tiffany & Co. continued to expand its offerings, introducing iconic collections such as the Tiffany Blue Box, the Atlas Collection, and collaborations with renowned designers like Elsa Peretti and Paloma Picasso. The brand's commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and timeless elegance has solidified its position as one of the world's most prestigious jewelry houses, synonymous with luxury and sophistication.