April 1, 2012

The Tiffany Blue behind Tiffany & Co

Its always considered a joyous and fun day at the JQ Lounge when a little Blue box from Tiffany & Co arrives!

In short, way back in 1845, the color known as “Tiffany Blue” was selected by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany for the cover of Blue Book, Tiffany’s annual collection of exquisitely handcrafted jewels. Tiffany Blue, which may have been chosen because of the popularity of the turquoise gemstone in 19th-centruy jewelry, was later adopted for use on Tiffany shopping bags, as well as in advertising and other promotional materials.

Also, to celebrate the 175th anniversary, Tiffany & Co. has created a new metal, the new RUBEDO™ metal, a new jeweler’s metal that is the first such creation in Tiffany’s history and takes its place among the most beautiful metals in the world. This new metal marries the richness of gold, the brilliance of silver and the warmth of copper. RUBEDO is entering Boston-area Tiffany stores this month, and I cannot wait to go visit it and say hello :)

Getting back to that little Blue Box..

Tiffany meets Techfabulousity!
If I had this gorgeous T&Co USB drive back in college, I might have made it to the computer lab a lot more...

Is it weird that I want to throw a chain on it and wear it around as a necklace?

Happy 175 years, Tiffany & Co!

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Hope said...

All of my nice jewelry got stolen when our was got broken into a couple of months ago. I'm sortof hoping that my husband decides to surprise me with a Tiffany blue box or two!

Hogger and Co. said...

I know, want to do the same!! Love it; it's so fabulous!

thatShortchick said...

thank you for the Tiffany history lesson - I always wondered where the blue originated!