For 175 years, the name Tiffany & Co. has been synonymous with romance, style, quality and luxury. Few American companies have such an illustrious history. Our story tells of the celebrities and heads of state who have worn our designs of gold, silver and precious stones;
the groundbreaking designers who have lent us their vision; and, at the heart of it all, the growth of a New York City legend into a worldwide jewelry phenomenon. Tiffany first achieved international recognition at the 1867 Paris World’s fair.
The company was awarded the grand prize for silver craftsmanship, the first time that an American design house had been so honored by a foreign jury. Tiffany was the first American company to employ the British silver standard (92% pure). Largely through the efforts of Charles Lewis Tiffany, this standard was adopted by the U.S. Government.