Founder: Charles Tiffany
- Tiffany, Young & Ellis
- Tiffany & John P. Young
- 259 Broadway NY
- 550 Broadway NY
- 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, epaulets, 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 Columbian 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.
c.1950: 727 Fifth Ave. New York 22, NY
- TIFFANY & CO.