Friday, July 8, 2011

Indulgence For Today: Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany & Co. is an American jewellery and silverware company. As part of its branding, the company is strongly associated with its Tiffany Blue, which is a registered trademark.

Tiffany & Co. are renowned for their diamonds and in 1851 they were the first company to institute the 925/1000 silver standard which was later adopted by the United Sates.

In Truman Capote's 1958 novella Breakfast at Tiffany's the title of which is a reference to the store, one of the protagonists, Holly Golightly, constantly refers to the store as "the best place in the world, where nothing bad can take place." The iconic 1961 film of the same name was based on Capote's novella.

Tiffany's flagship store, since 1940, is located at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan, New York City. The polished granite exterior is well known for its tiny window displays. The store has been the location for a number of films including Breakfast at Tiffany's, starring Audrey Hepburn, and Sweet Home Alabama, starring Reese Witherspoon. The former Tiffany and Company Building on 38th Street is on the US National Register of Historic Places.

Please visit their website to view their exquisite range.

I hope you are lucky enough to receive an iconic Tiffany & Co. box
 filled with a little something special.


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