In 1837, Charles Lewis Tiffany and schoolmate John Young traveled from New England to New York City, with a dream that would become Tiffany & Co. Despite only earning four dollars and ninety-eight cents on the first day of business, the world of jewelry was forever changed for the better. The store obtained some of the French crown jewels in 1887, and the Tiffany name spread far and wide. Charles’ son, Louis Comfort, was a famous jewelry and glass designer. He became Tiffany & Co.’s first Design Director, and was inspired by both nature and the art of other cultures. He earned an international reputation, and to this day is honored in museums and by collectors around the world.
Perhaps most important, Tiffany’s distinctive Blue Box. Charles mandated that the boxes only be acquired with a Tiffany purchase. The coveted Blue Box is easy to recognize on a busy street, and better yet- in the palm of a loved ones’ hand.