The Tiffany Diamond

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  • A fancy yellow diamond of extraordinary
    fire and beauty, the Tiffany Diamond is a
    symbol of the highest standards of quality
    and craftsmanship established with the
    founding of Tiffany & Co. in 1837.

    1877

    A rough diamond of 287.42 carats is discovered in the
    Kimberley mines of South Africa.

  • 1878

    Charles Lewis Tiffany purchases the stone
    and sends it to Paris where it is cut to
    128.54 carats. Officially named the Tiffany
    Diamond, it is deemed one of the world's
    largest and finest fancy yellow diamonds.

  • 1893

    The Diamond highlights Tiffany's exhibit at
    the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

  • 1901

    Tiffany and its magnificent Diamond
    receive top honors at the Pan-American
    Exposition in Buffalo.

  • 1955

    In its only appearance in Tiffany's Fifth Avenue windows,
    the Diamond is placed in the hands of a gold wire angel for
    a holiday display by famed window designer Gene Moore.
    The bright and shining stone could easily be seen from
    across the street.

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    1961

    Jean Schlumberger's Ribbon Rosette necklace
    is set with the Diamond and worn by
    Audrey Hepburn® in publicity photographs for
    the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. Hepburn later
    wrote of the gem in a letter to Tiffany & Co.,
    borrowing the words of John Keats: "A thing of
    beauty is a joy forever."

  • 1972

    In a witty ad placed in The New
    York Times, Tiffany announces
    that the Diamond may be
    purchased for $5,000,000
    (the equivalent of $25,800,000
    today) within a 24-hour period.

  • 1995

    A Jean Schlumberger retrospective
    at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs
    in Paris features the Diamond in his
    “Bird on a Rock” setting.

  • 2006

    The Diamond appears as part of a celebration of the
    National Gem Collection at the Smithsonian's National
    Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

  • 2012

    For the 175th anniversary of Tiffany's founding, the
    Diamond is reset in a magnificent necklace of dazzling
    white diamonds. After appearing at anniversary
    celebrations around the world, the Diamond in its brilliant
    new setting returns to its permanent place of honor on
    the Main Floor of Tiffany's Fifth Avenue store.