Established in New York City in 1837, Tiffany & Co. has a long, dazzling reputation as the world’s diamond authority. That reputation was solidified after founder Charles Lewis Tiffany acquired a 287.42-carat yellow rough stone from the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa in 1878.

The rough stone was cut into a 128.54-carat cushion-shape brilliant with 82 record-setting facets. This extraordinary stone was christened the Tiffany Diamond and remains one of the largest and finest fancy-cut yellow diamonds in the world.

In honor of its 175th business anniversary, Tiffany & Co. ( reset the company’s iconic diamond in a magnificent diamond-and-platinum necklace. The necklace is graced by 20 Lucida(R) diamonds and 58 billiant-cut diamonds, totaling more than 120 carats of white stones. The openwork mounting for the Tiffany Diamond resembles sunrays, shining with 481 white diamonds. (For further details, see

Charles Lewis Tiffany — the “King of Diamonds” — would no doubt be proud.

A 175th business anniversary tour takes the glorious Tiffany Diamond to stops in Tokyo, Beijing and Dubai before it returns to its honored place in Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue store.

According to “The Bartel Years 200(TM),” Quality is celebrated at the 175th business anniversary. Congratulations to Tiffany & Co. that the Quality of its products and services have enabled its founder’s vision to reach a second century of business success. Happy 175th business anniversary.

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