Charles Lewis Tiffany
Charles Lewis Tiffany was a visionary entrepreneur with a passion for procuring the rarest and most extraordinary gemstones. From the moment he opened Tiffany & Co. as a fancy goods and stationery store in New York City in 1837, he set the standard for luxury as we know it. Mr. Tiffany’s purchase of jewels from French aristocrats in the 1840s marked the first appearance of major gemstones in the U.S. The press took note, crowning Tiffany “The Diamond Kings,” a distinction that the House continues to live up to.