Arguably the world’s most iconic jewellery brand, Tiffany, dates back to 1837. Established by 25-year-old Charles Lewis Tiffany and his friend John B Young, the pair opened a small stationery store in New York City with $1,000 from Charles’ father. Located on Broadway, the store quickly became the go-to emporium for fashionable ladies in search of stationary, jewels and timepieces. Tiffany’s had a clean American style that was remarkably different from the opulent styles of the Victorian era. Tiffany’s was the first American company to adopt the British silver standard - using metal that was 92% pure - and in turn, they received international recognition.
Tiffany’s & Co won the grand prize for silver craftsmanship at the 1867 World’s Fair in Paris. But it wasn’t until 1878 that Tiffany’s became associated with finest diamonds in the world - after acquiring an astonishing 287.42ct rough fancy yellow diamond from the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa, Tiffany cut this into a 128.54ct polished gem, with 82 facets which maximized the sparkling fire within the precious stone, the diamond was set into a necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This yellow gem was named the Tiffany Diamond, and it cemented the brand’s reputation as the ultimate luxury destination for jewellery.
Tiffany & Co's optical collection is the epitome of luxury, taking inspiration from the glistening and glowing brand heritage, each frame is soft, striking and feminine. Tiffany glasses are jewellery-inspired with unique embellishments that create an almost fairytale-like sense of romance, with dainty charms and temple detailing. Tiffany's signature blue colour features heavily throughout the collection - predominately on the inside leg of the mostly acetate collection. Your Tiffany sunglasses will subtly let everyone know that they are unmistakably Tiffany.