The first of the tiffany blue book catalogs appeared in 1845 and with it the first indications of silver merchandise carried. Tiffanys catalogue, called the blue book, is still published annually today. Please complete the following form to receive the most recent tiffany catalogue. The 2018 blue book collection a high jewelry collection of unparalleled virtuosity. Posted on fri, february 10, 2017 by penelope bareau in features, history. In it were factory records and historical background on brass or bronze belt buckles made primarily by two 19th century manufacturers, tiffany s of new york and e. The legacy of tiffany design is richly told in the annual blue book collection, featuring tiffanys and the worlds most spectacular jewels. In 1837 new york became the proving ground for 25yearold charles lewis tiffany and john b. The company was founded in 1837 by the jeweler charles lewis. Arguably the worlds most iconic jewelry brand, the history of tiffany dates back to.
History the 1830s in new york city were a time of dynamic growth and golden opportunity for anyone with a little capital and an abundance of imagination. With the death of charles lewis tiffany in 1902, louis comfort tiffany, the founders son, became. For more information, please call a tiffany diamond expert at 800 518 5555. Tiffany was the first american company to institute the. Foundation is established, solidifying tiffany s longheld commitment to conservation and the arts. Half of the photos in the book arent even of tiffany jewelstheyre things like movie stills and publicity photos for actors there. One is her third blue book collection, and the other. All items were marked with a nonnegotiable selling price, which was a first at that time. Tiffanys 2015 blue book arrives with a breathtaking celebration of the. The first tiffany mail order catalog, known as the blue book, was published in 1845 in the united. The color was used on the cover of tiffanys blue book, first published in 1845. Since 1878, the signature tiffany blue color has distinguished the catalogues cover, as well as the famous tiffany blue box, an icon of style and sophistication.
Published since 1845, blue book has evolved into an annual collection highlighting rare gemstones and unparalleled craftsmanship. Initially published in 1845, the tiffany blue book was the first such catalogue to be distributed in the u. Be the first to know about exciting new designs, special events, store openings and much more. Born in new york to a family of prominent, highend jewelrymakers, tiffany was afforded the opportunity to travel at.
The book was first published in the 1845 was the first of a kind catalogue to be distributed in the united states, in the current version, the catalogue contain s the most spectacular designs. Price new from used from paperback, january 1, 1897 please retry. Tiffany has one thing in stock that you cannot buy of him charles lewis tiffany for as much money as you may offer, he will only give it to you. The 2019 blue book collection, tiffany jewel box, is a study in virtuosity. The colored gemstones in tiffany t designs capture the optimism, intimacy and diversity of modern love. Swiss watches feature designs of absolute precision and craftsmanship. These extraordinary fire opal and diamond drop earrings were created for the 20072008 edition. Dec 04, 2012 the purplishpink gemstone kunzite was apparently first introduced to the world by tiffany and co after it was discovered and named after tiffany gemologist dr. This book is incredibly tiny and thin a quarter of an inch or sonot at all like other books about tiffany such as those by john loring et. Louis comfort tiffany, son of charles lewis tiffany, becomes the companys first official design director. The companys annual blue book displays tiffany fine jewelry and other wares.
Jun 17, 2016 in 1845, tiffany was again a pioneer when it launched the blue book, which at the time was the first mailorder catalogue to be distributed in the us. After he passed away in 1902, charles son, louis comfort tiffany. Inspired by the graffiti on new york city buildings during the 70s, the palomas graffiti collection. The color was used on the cover of tiffany s blue book, first published in 1845. Seventeen esteemed paraiba blue tourmalines give this two strand platinum and diamond necklace an electric shock of. Tiffany blue is the name given to the characteristic robins egg colour associated with the company. Tiffany is the first american company to institute the. Shop tiffany blue cat eye eyeglasses at lenscrafters. Paul revere pattern silver tea set, new york, 19021907 marks. Founder charles lewis tiffany 18121902 designed it as a. The firm expanded to larger quarters at 271 broadway in 1847, the move enabled a significant increase in the retailing of silver and jewelry. S and publishing of the catalogue continues in the 21st century.
In september 1903, a fellow gemologist proposed the name kunzite for the gemstone in honor of kunz, the man who made beautiful gems his enduring passion. The signature tiffany blue color has distinguished the catalogues cover since 1878. A laboratory for innovation, where the impossible becomes real. All images and info in this post are thanks to the tiffany and co tumblr. In september 1903, a fellow gemmologist proposed the name kunzite for the gemstone in honour of kunz, the man who made beautiful gems his enduring passion. Inspired by the juxtaposition between architecture and the natural world, shimmering moths of all sizes bring graphic drop earrings to life. Rare catalogue of very wide range of tiffany merchandise including pocket knives, face powder brushes and chocolate spoons, with crucial 1910 prices, description of items, a definite value to collectors, antique dealers, auction houses who deal in tiffany, 24mo, blue limp leather with gilt candelabra front cover design and gilt clock on rear. The company was founded in new york city by charles lewis tiffany and john b. Young in brooklyn, as a stationery and fancy goods emporium, the store initially sold a wide variety of stationery items, and operated as tiffany, young and ellis at 259 broadway in lower. Blue book collection, the brands annual grouping of couture pieces. The tiffany and company blue book 1893 tiffany and company on. An indepth look at tiffanys celebrated blue book collectionthe ultimate in high jewelry design. Now known as the blue book, its still released annually and features the worlds rarest jewels.
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Launches t time a new weekly instagram live series launching april 30. Tiffany is known for its luxury goods, particularly its diamond and sterling silver jewelry. More than 170 years later, the annual tiffany blue book is one of the. The blue book collection, which features the best and most glamorous jewels from tiffany and the world, reflects the great works of the tiffany and co. Retail replacement valuation dated october 26, 2009. In 1886 tiffany introduced the engagement ring as we know it today. First published in 1845, the tiffany blue book is produced annually to showcase the houses finest creations. It sells jewelry, sterling silver, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, water bottles, watches, personal accessories, and leather goods. For more information on the central diamond please refer to gia report. Tiffany, charles lewis 18121902 worldcat identities. Today, its signature blue box is recognized the world over and can be had for a price, of course at more than 150 locations around the globe. Founder charles lewis tiffany 18121902 designed it as a personal communication and service to his customers.143 598 263 870 1015 1435 1521 1283 309 938 83 917 493 643 583 11 896 241 1226 1568 1391 644 730 472 973 1439 437 1444 552 908 185 686 290 180 276 1077 459 1276