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Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. is one of the most prominent purveyors of luxury goods in the United States, and has long been an important arbiter of style in the design of diamond engagement rings. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed to his future wife, Eleanor, with a Tiffany ring in 1904. Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Astors and members of the Russian imperial family all wore Tiffany & Co. jewels. And Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis preferred Tiffany china for state dinners at the White House.

Although synonymous with luxury today, the firm started out rather modestly. Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young founded it in Connecticut as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium” in 1837, at a time when European imports still dominated the nascent American luxury market. In 1853, Charles Tiffany — who in 1845 had launched the company’s famed catalog, the Blue Book, and with it, the firm’s signature robin’s-egg blue, which he chose for the cover — shifted the focus to fine jewelry. In 1868, Tiffany & Co. gained international recognition when it became the first U.S. firm to win an award for excellence in silverware at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. From then on, it belonged to the pantheon of American luxury brands.

At the start of the Gilded Age, in 1870, Tiffany & Co. opened its flagship store, described as a "palace of jewels" by the New York Times, at 15 Union Square West in Manhattan. Throughout this period, its designs for silver tableware, ceremonial silver, flatware and jewelry were highly sought-after indicators of status and taste. They also won the firm numerous accolades, including the grand prize for silverware at the Paris Exposition of 1878. Among the firm’s glittering creations from this time are masterworks of Art Nouveau jewelry, such as this delicate aquamarine necklace and this lavish plique-à-jour peridot and gold necklace, both circa 1900.

When Charles Lewis Tiffany died, in 1902, his son Louis Comfort Tiffany became the firm’s design director. Under his leadership, the Tiffany silver studio was a de facto design school for apprentice silversmiths, who worked alongside head artisan Edward C. Moore. The firm produced distinctive objects inspired by Japanese art and design, North American plants and flowers, and Native American patterns and crafts, adding aesthetic diversity to Tiffany & Co.’s distinguished repertoire.

Tiffany is also closely associated with diamonds, even lending its name to one particularly rare and exceptional yellow stone. The firm bought the Tiffany diamond in its raw state from the Kimberley mines of South Africa in 1878. Cut to create a 128.54-carat gem with an unprecedented 82 facets, it is one of the most spectacular examples of a yellow diamond in the world. In a broader sense, Tiffany & Co. helped put diamonds on the map in 1886 by introducing the American marketplace to the solitaire diamond design, which is still among the most popular engagement-ring styles. The trademark Tiffany® Setting raises the stone above the band on six prongs, allowing its facets to catch the light. A lovely recent example is this circa-2000 platinum engagement ring. Displaying a different design and aesthetic (but equally chic) is this exquisite diamond and ruby ring from the 1930s.

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Iconic Designs from Tiffany & Co.
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Atlas Watch
Atlas Watch
Atlas Hoop Earrings
Atlas Hoop Earrings
Atlas Key Pendant
Atlas Key Pendant
Atlas Open Ring
Atlas Open Ring
Century by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Dinner 52 Pcs
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Century (circa 1937) by Tiffany: Century's clean, simple lines and “stepped” pattern typify the American Art Deco style of the 1930s and make it a favorite for contemporary setting...
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20th Century Tiffany & Co.

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany Modern Frame for Portrait or Landscape Picture
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Modern sterling silver frame. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. In New York. Rectangular window in plain and flat surround. With glass, silk lining, and velvet back and hinged easel support ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Tiffany & Co.

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Cut Clear Crystal Round Bowl Vase
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a Tiffany & Co. cut clear crystal round bowl vase. It depicts multiple diamonds and kind of Fleur de lis patterns around it. In the crystal surface of the center of the base,...
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20th Century American Other Tiffany & Co.

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Crystal

Classic Tiffany Mid-Century Modern Abstract Calla Lily Vase
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Classic Mid-Century Modern sterling silver vase. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. In form of abstract calla lily with asymmetrical mouth and irregular seam. Raised round foot. Mark...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tiffany & Co.

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Sterling Silver

Beautiful and Fine 19th Century French Mantle Clock Signed Tiffany
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century fine Louis XVI Carrara marble and gilt bronze mantle clock. Fine gilt bronze detail. Signed Tiffany to the dial.
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Tiffany & Co.

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Carrara Marble

Tiffany Sterling Silver Decanter Set with Hawkes Glass Bottles
By T. G. Hawkes & Co., Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Modern sterling silver decanter set. Retailed by Tiffany & Co. in New York. Sterling silver frame with central pole on shaped base between two round and open wells. Pole ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tiffany & Co.

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Sterling Silver

Faneuil Vermeil by Tiffany Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoon Flatware Gold
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver demitasse spoon 4 1/4" in the pattern Faneuil vermeil (completely gold washed) by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfact...
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20th Century Tiffany & Co.

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Sterling Silver

Strawberry Vine by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Berry Spoon Clam Shell GW
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Extraordinary sterling silver berry spoon measuring 9" in the pattern strawberry vine by Tiffany & Co. This pattern features a pierced handle with weaving strawberry vines and leaves...
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20th Century Tiffany & Co.

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Sterling Silver

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Atlas Medallion Pendant
Atlas Medallion Pendant
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Atlas Medallion Pendant
By Tiffany & Co.
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Atlas 18k Gold Chain
Atlas 18k Gold Chain
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$2,200
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Atlas 18k Gold Chain
By Tiffany & Co.
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Atlas Open Pendant
Atlas Open Pendant
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$1,895
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Atlas Open Pendant
By Tiffany & Co.
A timeless evocation of a New York icon, the modern Atlas Open pendant from Tiffany & Co. is inspired by the Atlas clock, which has long graced the facade of the celebrated luxury jewelry house’s New York City headquarters. In 1853, sculptor Henry Frederick Metzler was commissioned to carve the nine-foot bronze-coated wood sculpture of Atlas, the Greek titan, holding a clock atop his shoulders. According to company lore, the phrase “a New York minute” originated when local residents bega...
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Tiffany & Co. furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Tiffany & Co. furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. In our Tiffany & Co. collection, there are many options to choose from, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 5,106 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original Tiffany & Co. furniture pieces were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Lurelle Guild, Kensington Furniture Company and International Sterling. Tiffany & Co. furniture prices can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$39 and tops out at US$150,000, while pieces like these can sell for US$223. 1stDibs.com
Questions About Tiffany & Co.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    A Tiffany & Co. engagement ring can cost as little as $13,000 or as much as $500,000 depending on the center stone’s carat weight, the band material and whether or not there are any side stones. The smaller the stone, the cheaper the ring will be. Find engagement rings designed by Tiffany & Co. on 1stDibs.

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