170 Years of Design

As an individual we love to read; we remember, understand and learn new ideas through anything or everything written on a page. Through words and pictures an author can communicate a message, a story or even a life’s worth of knowledge to the reader. Each book offers a different insite though, from a romance novel to an autobiography, each serve a purpose. Some books though are dual purpose, they serve the purpose of the read and follow up with a display value. Tiffany Style 170 Years of Design is no different; it transports the reader into the beginning of Tiffany’s creation, through the introduction of magnificent design and all the way through to the present day.

This company has a resilient history, stemming from a small store on Broadway in lower Manhattan into a renowned Haute Joaillerie of some of the worlds finest gems. Through this book you are able to see the steps, and designs, that have taken Tiffany to become what it is today. In the early days, they made jewelry that Mary Todd Lincoln wore to the Inaugural Ball of 1861, until today where royalty and celebrities alike around the world wear countless of their designs. What many people don’t know about their history though is the ways they use their skill outside the fashion realm, even in places like baseball or football stadiums. In 1888, Tiffany created the worlds first baseball trophy, and later followed up by producing the Super Bowl trophy since 1967.

Despite what your interests may be, jewelry or sports, Tiffany has had a colourful history from day one. They’ve used some of the worlds most precious metals, they own some of the worlds largest gems and most importantly hold some of the worlds highest respects for their designs. They incorporate legendary designers such as Paloma Picasso, Elsa Perreti and the magnificent Jean Schlumberger. This book is a reflection of all this history, and more. Your able to take a journey through every page, every design and every magnificent creation they’ve made. This book not only becomes a joyful read but an even better display once it’s done, as it sits upon your coffee table as a true gem itself.

Jake Wilton

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