Tiffany & Co. New York
Tiffany & Co. is known for their iconic blue boxes with a white bow, an international symbol of style and luxury. Almost every woman dreams of one day getting that blue Tiffany’s box with the famous diamond engagement ring! This ring has played a role in many stories worldwide.
Tiffany’s is an American multinational corporation focused on luxury, jewellery and silverware. In 1837 the New York company, then known as Tiffany, Young & Ellis, began selling stationery and luxury items. When Charles Tiffany took over leadership in 1853, the name was changed to Tiffany & Co.. From that moment the emphasis was put on jewellery.
The Tiffany Diamond
Charles Tiffany really put Tiffany’s on the map by purchasing a fancy 287 carat yellow diamond that was cut into the famous 128 carat Tiffany Diamond. The diamond is on permanent display in the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. The diamond attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Tiffany Diamond is seen as the symbol of Tiffany’s beautiful legacy in diamonds as well as impeccable craftsmanship.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Tiffany’s & Co. has stores around the world. The most famous store is their flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The store opened in 1940 but became internationally famous thanks to the American classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ (1961). In the film Holly Golightly (played by Audrey Hepburn) enjoys her breakfast in front of the windows of Tiffany’s. Tiffany’s is according to Holly ‘the best place in the world, where nothing bad can take place’.
Thanks to the role that Tiffany & Co. played ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ a lot of tourists go to Fifth Avenue to experience the same moment or to admire the windows and showcases of the Tiffany’s store.
You can find the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.