If you are a woman, the ultimate jewelry symbol is anything that comes in a teal box from a store named Tiffany. The brand may be synonymous with an engagement ring, here are a few factoids you may not know about the company.
Number Fifteen: The 1837 Line Has Significance
For those wondering why there is a line at Tiffany’s called 1837, that is the year the first store opened. The first store opened in New York City by founders Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young.
Number Fourteen: The Company Didn’t Start Out As a Jewelry Store
When the store first opened, it was labeled as a stationary and fancy goods emporium, selling mainly stationary items. The name was shortened in 1853 when Charles Tiffany took over and focused more heavily on jewelry sales.
Number Thirteen: They’re Involved With Sports
Jewelry may be the store’s focus, but they are constantly asked to make other things. The biggest example is that the company makes the Vince Lombardi trophy every year which is given to the team who wins the Super Bowl.
Number Twelve: You Can’t Find The Tiffany Blue Anywhere Else
That teal blue color that is closely associated with the company is literally owned by the company. The color, often known as Tiffany Blue, is trademarked by the store and is used for their jewelry boxes and catalog.
Number Eleven: They Published The First Mail-Order Catalog
Today, it is extremely common for clothing companies and stores to annually or quarterly publish a company catalog. The brand published the first one in the United States, called the Blue Book, in 1845.
Number Ten: The Company Has A Link To The Yankees
The original Yankees’ logo was designed by Louis B. Tiffany, son of Charles Tiffany as a part of a medal given to an NYPD officer. In 1909, the baseball team adopted the logo.
Number Nine: Its Designs Have Been Honored Outside Of The United States
The company had already earned a name for themselves in the United States by the 1860s. But they received international recognition in 1867 when they were awarded the grand prize for silver craftsmanship, the first time an American design house had been honored by a foreign jury. There are still many interesting facts to share, so stay tuned for part two, coming soon!