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Facts You May Not Know About Tiffany & Co.

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How much do you really know about this famous jewelry company? Learn some interesting facts about Tiffany & Co. in this article.

How much do you really know about this famous jewelry company? Learn some interesting facts about Tiffany & Co. in this article.


  • The two men who brought Tiffany & Co. to life were Charles Lewis Tiffany and his friend John B. Young, who later became his brother-in-law.
  • They started off with a small gift shop in New York City.
  • In 1841, their store expanded and was named Tiffany, Young and Ellis.
  • The store changed its name to Tiffany & Co. in the early 1850s. (It's also casually known as Tiffany's or just Tiffany today.)
  • The company started to grow when it started building stores in places such as Paris in 1850 and London in 1868.

The "Blue Book"

  • The "blue book" is the name of their mail-order catalog.
  • It was first published in the year 1845 in the U.S.
  • This was one of the first catalogs ever printed with color.
  • You could get this catalog totally free up until 1972.
  • The "blue book" is still around today and features all their rare and beautiful jewelry.


  • Tiffany & Co actually created and still creates many big-name trophies for sports events.
  • In 1860, they made their first trophy, which was for horse racing.
  • The first world championship baseball trophy was created by Tiffany & Co. in 1888.
  • Since 2002, they have created the World Series trophy.
  • In 1967, they made the first-ever Super Bowl trophy.
  • They have also made trophies for the NASCAR sprint cup, the Polo championship, and many other big-name events.

American History

  • Tiffany's has made some of the biggest creations for America's biggest moments, dating all the way back to the Civil War when they created ceremonial swords.
  • Tiffany's also redesigned the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1919.
  • The company has made many gifts for First Ladies and other dishes and pieces for the White House.
  • Interestingly, President Lincoln gave his wife a pearl necklace from Tiffany's on his day of his inauguration on March 4, 1861.
  • Another big part of history that Tiffany's has taken part in is the 1880s remake of The Great Seal of the United States that is pictured on the dollar bill.

Tiffany Blue

  • Their signature color may look like a simple blue, but it is not just any ordinary blue. Tiffany's trademark color blue is a customized color they own, and it's known as "Tiffany blue" or "1837 blue," which was the year Tiffany's was first founded.
  • This color was created by the company Pantone, which makes customized colors.
  • Since Tiffany & Co. actually owns this color, you cannot find the exact shade anywhere else.
  • After this color was used on the cover of the "blue book," it became their signature color up through the present day.

Present Stores

  • According to recent data, there are over 300 Tiffany stores combined and more than 14,200 employees.
  • A little less than one-third of all Tiffany stores are located in the United States, and about 230 in other countries around the world.
  • Forbes has estimated the company's market capitalization to be about $13 billion


If you want to learn more about this iconic company, you can watch the documentary called Crazy About Tiffany's. The movie was released in February of 2016 and is all about the history of the company.