06 November 2014

Brooches by Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. was founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York City in 1837 as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", the store initially sold a wide variety of stationery items, and operated as "Tiffany, Young and Ellis" in Lower Manhattan. The name was shortened to Tiffany & Company in 1853 when Charles Tiffany took control and established the firm's emphasis on jewelry. Tiffany & Company has since opened stores in major cities all over the world. Unlike other stores at the time in the 1830s, Tiffany clearly marked the prices on its goods to forestall any haggling over prices. In addition, against the social norm at the time, Tiffany only accepted cash payments, and did not accept payments on credit.

An enamel and gem-set frog brooch by Donald Claflin by Tiffany & Co.

A diamond and sapphire hummingbird brooch by Tiffany & Co., 1996.

A gold and diamond pendant brooch by Tiffany & Co., circa 1900.

A gold, enamel and diamond orchid brooch by Tiffany & Co. Designed by Paulding Farnham, circa 1890.

A gold, platinum topped gold, pink tourmaline and diamond brooch, designed by Paulding Farnham for Tiffany & Co., circa 1900.

A peridot, pink sapphire, and diamond "Fireworks" brooch, Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co.

A platinum and diamond bow brooch by Tiffany & Co.

A platinum and diamond brooch, Tiffany & Co., circa 1915.

A platinum, gold and diamond brooch, Tiffany & Co., circa 1910.

A platinum, gold, diamond, emerald and enamel brooch by Tiffany & Co.

A platinum, gold, spinel, and diamond pendant-brooch by Tiffany & Co.

A platinum, heliodore, and diamond brooch, Tiffany & Co., circa 1920.

A platinum-topped gold and diamond bow brooch, Tiffany and Co., circa 1900.

A sapphire and diamond brooch, circa 1915, Tiffany & Co.

A Tiffany & Co. blue topaz and gold brooch.

A Tiffany & Co. glass scarab lapel pin.

A Tiffany & Co. gold and diamond pendant brooch.

A Tiffany & Co. ruby and gold brooch, early 19th century.