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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.

Average Sold Price
$3,566
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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
Vintage Tiffany and Co Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Platinum on Gold Brooch
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Tiffany & Co Platinum with 14k yellow gold diamond and sapphire brooch An Art Deco brooch with four round bezel set light blue sapphires and diamonds Sapphires weighing appro...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Blue Sapphire, 14k Gold, Platinum, Gold, Yellow Gold

  • Vintage Tiffany and Co Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Platinum on Gold Brooch
  • Vintage Tiffany and Co Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Platinum on Gold Brooch
  • Vintage Tiffany and Co Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Platinum on Gold Brooch
  • Vintage Tiffany and Co Art Deco Diamond and Sapphire Platinum on Gold Brooch
H 2.5 in. W 0.20 in. D 0.15 in. Dm 0.25 in. L 2.5 in.
Tiffany & Co. Turquoise and Tsavorite Garnet Drop Earrings
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fantastic example of Tiffany quality and design. Beautiful 18k gold leaf motif designs are paired with exceptional turquoise drops and accented with brilliant cut tsavorite garnets...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Tsavorite, Turquoise, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. 1996 Bamboo Slider Bangle Bracelet in Solid 18kt Yellow Gold
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Bamboo slide bangle designed by Tiffany & Co. Tiffany & Co 18K Gold Bamboo Bangle Bracelet. Circa 1996, crafted from solid 18K yellow gold featuring a bamboo pattern with 10 nodes w...
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1990s American Modern Tiffany & Co.

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Yellow Gold Emerald Diamond Enamel Lion Head Cufflinks
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Holland, PA
18k Yellow Gold Lion Head Cufflinks from Tiffany & Co. Germany. 4 emerald eyes. 24 diamonds, VVS2/G Color or Better, Approx 0.70ctw Golden Yellow Enamel Face These Tiffany & Co. cu...
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1980s Vintage Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Yellow Gold, Enamel, 18k Gold

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Return To Tiffany Key Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: Tiffany & Co. Material: Sterling Silver Dimensions: key ring measures 55 x 30mm Weight: 21.46 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Atlas 18 Karat Yellow Gold Grooved Wide Band Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brandford, CT
Tiffany & Co. Atlas 18k Yellow Gold Grooved Wide Band Ring Size 7.75 Condition: Excellent Condition, Professionally Cleaned and Polished Metal: 18k Gold (Marked, and Professionall...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Yellow Gold

1950's Tiffany & Co. 0.58 Carat Old Mine Diamond Platinum 18 Karat Gold Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Solitaire ring features an old mine cut diamond weighing approximately 0.58 carat - H color with VS2 clarity. Set in a stylized six prong platinum head. Completed by a knife edged ye...
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1950s Vintage Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, Platinum, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co. Aria Ring
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany and Co Aria Ring 2.49 carats of colorless white round brilliant cut diamonds set in platinum. Size 5.5 Retails for $16,000 plus tax. Gently worn, in excellent condition.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Tiffany & Co.

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

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Atlas Medallion Pendant
Atlas Medallion Pendant
Average Price
$2,497
Number Available
2
Atlas Medallion Pendant
By Tiffany & Co.
Styles
Modern
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Atlas 18k Gold Chain
Atlas 18k Gold Chain
Average Price
$2,200
Number Available
1
Atlas 18k Gold Chain
By Tiffany & Co.
Styles
Modern
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Atlas Open Pendant
Atlas Open Pendant
Average Price
$1,895
Number Available
1
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. jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

Find a range of Tiffany & Co. jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Tiffany & Co. jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Tiffany & Co. diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 1,624. This collection contains 3,365 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and contemporary are among the most popular styles of Tiffany's jewelry and watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Gubelin, Kwait and Dimodolo. Prices for Tiffany's jewelry & watches can vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $75 and tops out at $3,200,000, while pieces like these can sell for $3,763.
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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