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Tiffany & Co.

Maker's Mark Name/Period Location Specialty


Tiffany & Co.

Charles Tiffany Tiffany, Young & Ellis

Tiffany & John P. Young
259 Broadway NY
550 Broadway NY
• Manufacturer
Paulding Farnham
Edward Moore
• J.L. Ellis joined the firm
• Importing of gold jewelry from Europe for sale in America.
• Importers of goods from England, France, Germany, Italy & Switzerland
Gold & Diamond jewelry of their own design.
• John Young in Paris took advantage of the fall of Louis Philippe and purchased the court’s jewelry and enough diamonds to keep the firm going for years to come.
• Charles Tiffany became known as the king of diamonds.
• Paris branch opened at Rue de Richelieu
• Pieces a Hartford Connecticut historic oak tree, felled in a storm, were used by Tiffany to make patriotic carvings for jewelry.
• Tiffany bought the last, unused 20 miles of the transatlantic cable and created souvenir jewelry.
• Office and Watch Manufacturing in Geneva, Switzerland.
• Incorporated as a full -fledged manufacturer.
1862 Civil War
• During the Civil War they provided Swords, uniform laces, epaulettes, ornaments and medals and badges, caps, rifles and shoes. The profits enabled Tiffany & Co. to return to making jewelry and silverware after the war as a major player.
1867 Paris Exposition
• Tiffany won first prize for its silverware – the first ever for the United States.
• Moves to West Union Square at 15th with workshops and retail space.
• London Branch.
1878 Paris Exposition
• Tiffany & Co. wins the Grand Prix for silverware, a gold medal for its architectural revival jewelry and 6 other medals.
• Tiffany premiered its Mixed Metalware in the Japanese style to great acclaim.
Tiffany Diamond
• Tiffany & Co. purchased a 287.42 carat rough yellow diamond from South Africa and had it cut in Paris resulting in the largest flawless yellow diamond to that date.
• Until 1880 Sole distribution of Patek Philippe & Co. in USA.
• Paulding Farnham becomes Edward Moore's assistant.
• Tiffany & Co. develops the six prong setting to hold a diamond – known ever after as the “Tiffany Setting
• Tiffany & Co. purchases 24 lots of Empress Eugenie’s diamond jewelry from the French government.
1889 Paris Exposition
• George Kunz assembled a collection of rare minerals and gems for exhibit at the Paris Exposition along with the jewelry made by Tiffany & Co.
• Tiffany introduces an American collection of jewelry and ornaments inspired by American art and resources such as Tennessee Pearls, Montana Sapphires Arizona Garnets, Colorado Rock Crystal, Mexican Opal.
• Tiffany & Co.’s enamel orchids displayed at this Exposition inspired a revival of enamel jewelry.
1893 World's Coloumbian Exposition
• Tiffany exhibited more American influenced pieces with colored stones along with internationally influenced items
1900 Paris Exposition
• Tiffany exhibited American made jewels with American and historical motifs.