Anyone presented with the iconic Tiffany blue box knows to expect something special. Tied with a satin white bow, the little box symbolizes the timeless elegance of Tiffany & Co. The brand is a mainstay in classic American style, and has maintained its popularity for nearly 200 years through innovative design and advanced technology. Tiffany & Co. pieces practically sell themselves!
History Lesson on Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. started in New York City in 1837. Two young entrepreneurs named Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young opened a stationary and fancy goods store that welcomed socialites, heads of state and collectors, according to the their website. Mr. Tiffany made headlines for purchasing the French crown jewels, forever associating the name “Tiffany” with luxury and fine jewelry. Today, although the brand has stores all over the world, its headquarters are still at the site of the original shop on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th St. in Manhattan.
The Tiffany engagement ring setting, which first sold in 1886, made Tiffany & Co. a household name. The Tiffany setting was the first setting to use prongs to hold a diamond, instead of the traditional bezel setting, which left only the top of the diamond visible. The Tiffany setting exposed more of the diamond, letting light enter through many facets and increasing the ring’s brilliance and shine. It is still the world’s most popular style of engagement ring.
Tiffany also set the standard for the quality of metal used for its designs. The company was the first American company to use the British silver standard, which is 92% pure and one of the highest purity ratings worldwide. The booming economy in the 1850s created a huge demand for silverware — a challenge Tiffany rose to meet. The Tiffany silver studio won top awards in the 19th century, and established Tiffany as the master of American silver design.
Today, Tiffany & Co. is an extremely versatile brand. It looks just as good on the red carpet as it does in the office and is one of the best gifts for her. The company is also known for its exquisite window displays, especially around the holiday season.
Sell your Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. pieces have a high resale value because they are timeless and always in demand. If you’re interested in selling your Tiffany & Co. jewelry fill out our form and we’ll send you an initial offer within 48 hours. Diamond Banc is particularly interested in buying pieces from popular collections like the Ellsa Peretti, Return to Tiffany, or the Tiffany Keys collections.
Below are some examples of Tiffany & Co. jewelry previously purchased by Diamond Banc. These are some great examples of how much you can expect to get when selling your jewelry.
Not wanting to part with your favorite Tiffany & Co. jewelry, but need money quickly? Diamond Banc also offers asset-based loans. With an asset based loan you can use your piece of jewelry as collateral and as soon as your loan is paid off you’ll get your jewelry back.
If you have any questions about selling your Tiffany & Co. jewelry or pieces by any other designers give us a call at 573-875-2265 or come into one of our locations today.