7 Facts Tiffany & Co
If you love Tiffany & Co. jewelry, then you’ll enjoy these interesting and fun facts about one of America’s most popular and recognizable jewelers.
- Tiffany’s robin’s egg blue color, used for its boxes and pouches, is officially called Pantone number 1837. It’s named for the year Tiffany went into business.
- The “Tiffany Diamond,” cut from a 287-carat fancy yellow diamond, and weighing 128.54 carats, was worn by Audrey Hepburn to the premiere of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” It remains on display at Tiffany’s flagship store in New York City today.
- Tiffany has had a presence in the White House, with presidents who asked the brand to provide Tiffany china, gifts for visiting dignitaries, and jewels for several First Ladies.
- The brand has also been featured in movies and TV shows such as “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Sex & the City” and “Glee.”
- A commemorative, sterling silver Tiffany necklace has been the star bling and giveaway at the Nike Women’s Half Marathon annually in San Francisco; it has been handed out to race finishers at the finish line from gentlemen wearing tuxedos.
- Tiffany & Co. supplied swords, surgical implements, and flags for the Union Army during the American Civil War.
- Charles Tiffany is rumored to have invented the idea of the engagement ring. In 1886, Tiffany decided he would lift the diamond up, above the band. It was marketed to the public as an “engagement ring.”
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