Year of birth : 1837
Age: 178 years
Place of birth : New York, USA
Citizenship : United States
`Tiffany & Co.` - US company, a manufacturer of jewelry and objects of silver.The company was founded in 1837 in New York (New York City), Charles Lewis Tiffany (Charles Lewis Tiffany) and Teddy Young (Teddy Young) and initially was a trade center for the sale of stationery and fancy goods. The store, located in lower Manhattan (Manhattan) and is called the `Tiffany,Young and Ellis`, actually sold a wide variety of stationery items, not fine jewelry that are used to seeing in the windows of the inhabitants of this `Tiffany` New York.
The name was reduced to `Tiffany & Co.` in 1853 ,when Charles Tiffany took the company completely under your control and shifted the company`s focus on the manufacture and sale of jewelry. Since then the company has opened stores in major cities across the globe.
Annually `Tiffany & Co.` working on a new ` Vince Lombardi Trophy`, award, awarded to the team NFL,NFL (National Football League), who won the Super Bowl (Super Bowl). Also `Tiffany & Co.` produced ` World Series Rings` for ` Dzhayents` San Francisco (San Francisco Giants) in 2010.
The first catalog of `Tiffany`, known as the ` Blue kniga` (Blue Book),It was published in 1845 - and the catalog is still published today.
In 1862 `Tiffany & Co.` supplier has supplied the Union Army and the troops of cavalry saber model 1840, flags and surgical implements.
In 1867 `Tiffany & Co.` became the first American firm ,received the award for the excellent quality of the silverware at the World Fair (Exposition Universelle) in Paris (Paris).
In 1877, the company was established insignia, which became famous team logo ` Yankis` New York (New York Yankees) of interwoven letters ` NY`. The sign was knocked out in the Medal of Honor ,which he was posthumously awarded the first police officer in New York, who was killed by a bullet in the line of duty. ` New York Yankis` took the sign as their logo in 1909.
In 1885, the company has redesigned Great Seal of the United States, and in 1919-m of artists and craftsmen worked on changing the appearance of the Medal of Honor on behalf of the Navy of the United States Navy. This ` cross Tiffani` (Tiffany Cross) was a rare reward, as was presented to only participate in the battle, while the medal was given to the previous design for other services. In 1942, the Navy began to use a version of ` Tiffani` and non-combat awards, but the measure proved unpopular, possibly because the medal had some similarities with the German Iron Cross (Iron Cross).
In August 1942 version of ` Tiffani` was withdrawn from circulation as has been eliminated and dvuhmedalnaya system. In 1968, the US First Lady Lady Bird Johnson (Lady Bird Johnson) ordered `Tiffany & Co.` develop porcelain set for the White House (White House), which would be 90 colors.
In June 2004, the company filed a lawsuit against eBay, alleging that eBay profits from the sale of counterfeit products company. `Tiffany & Co.` I lost both during the trial and on appeal.
January 28, 2008 it was reported that the Japanese mobile operator `SoftBank` and ` Tiffany & Co.` were partners in the creation of a mobile phone, which was made an edition of 10 copies. This handset is decorated with more than 400 diamonds ,and the cost of such a device is about 781,824 pounds.
The company`s flagship store is located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue from 1940 (Fifth Avenue) and 57th Street (57th Street) in Manhattan, New York. Faced with granite building is well- known for its tiny windows and modest storefronts. The store has become a place of filming several films, the most famous of them - ` Breakfast at Tiffani` (Breakfast at Tiffany`s) with Audrey Hepburn (Audrey Hepburn) in the title role and` Stylish shtuchka` (Sweet Home Alabama) Reese Witherspoon (Reese Witherspoon) .
Among the admirers of diamonds from `Tiffany` the most famous family in the United States - Astors (Astors),Vanderbilts (Vanderbilts), Hutton (Huttons) and Morgans (Morgans), as well as Hollywood stars, athletes, and even representatives of the aristocratic and royal families of Europe (Europe).