Tiffany & Co. New York
Tiffany & Co. known around the world for their iconic blue box with it’s white ribbon: a symbol of style and luxury. Almost every woman dreams of getting that Tiffany-blue box with the famous diamond engagement ring one day!
Tiffany’s is an American multinational corporation, selling 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 the helm, in 1853, the name was changed to Tiffany & Co. Since then, the emphasis became the jewellery.
The Tiffany Diamond
Charles Tiffany really put Tiffany’s on the map when he purchased a fancy 287 carat, yellow diamond. This stone was cut into the famous 128 carat Tiffany Diamond. Furthermore, this diamond is on permanent display in the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. The stone attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Tiffany Diamond is seen as the symbol of Tiffany’s beautiful legacy in diamonds in addition to the impeccable craftsmanship.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Tiffany’s & Co. has stores around the world. The most famous being the 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’.
Due to to the role that Tiffany & Co. played in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ a lot of tourists go to Fifth Avenue to experience the same moment or to admire the windows and displays of the Tiffany’s store.
You can find the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street.