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Diamond Heritage

Since 1837, the world’s most rare and brilliant diamonds have made Tiffany a destination for those seeking the best.

the king and his jewels

An audacious businessman and a connoisseur of the world’s
finest gemstones, Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Lewis
Tiffany acquired caches of important diamonds and other
gemstones from Europe in the 19th century—most notably, the
French Crown Jewels. This shocking coup caused the American
press to quickly dub him “The King of Diamonds.”

The Tiffany Diamond

Mr. Tiffany understood that when a gemstone is absolutely
superlative, it holds a powerful and mysterious allure
that is irresistible. This was abundantly clear when he introduced
his famous, fancy yellow 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond. The
world had never seen anything this spectacular. Tiffany had set
an unassailable standard of diamond excellence.

The Tiffany Diamond, a 128.54-carat yellow stone
of rare beauty.


In 1886, Mr. Tiffany would go on to introduce to the world the engagement ring as we know
it today. The Tiffany® Setting was greeted with accolades for its brilliance and
spectacular beauty. The Tiffany® Setting became the ultimate symbol of true love around the world.