The distinctive “Blue Box” that Tiffany & Company uses to wrap its jewelry, watches, accessories and silver has become an icon in its own right. New York Loan Company, Manhattan’s luxury pawn shop, is extremely familiar with the color “Tiffany Blue”. Not only are the loan officers expertly trained gemologists, but their knowledge of signed pieces (e.g., Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, and Cartier) make all the difference when making a collateral loan.
In 1845 the characteristic color was chosen for the cover of the “Blue Book” by Charles Lewis Tiffany, which displayed the companies “fancy goods”, most notable their finest jewels of the year. From then on, the color became the signature color for the popular jeweler.
The milestones in Tiffany’s history only increased the popularity of the “Forget-me-not Blue” as it was called.
- In 1886 the luxury jewelry company introduced their signature six prong engagement ring
- George Kunz, a Tiffany gemologist, discovers Kunzite in the 1890’s, a beautiful pale pink gemstone
- In 1956 iconic jewelry designer Jean Schlumberger joins Tiffany & Co.
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s featuring Audrey Hepburn is released in 1961, skyrocketing the Tiffany name
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