Did you know that the distinctive color of Tiffany’s signature blue boxes comes from the turquoise?
The blue-green Tiffany colour was inspired from the turquoise stones that brides would give to their groom in 19th century England.
In Native American cultures, turquoise stones were linked to family gifts as well, with green turquoises representing mothers, and blue turquoises, fathers.
Discover the Victorian heritage behind the Tiffany Blue colour in an article from Luxury Insider, Asia’s leading online luxury magazine.
‘The heritage of fabled fine jeweler Tiffany & Co. – the glittering diamonds, the romance, the storied legacy of movies and song – is encapsulated in the soft Tiffany Blue that graces every precious object from the jeweler.
The color now known as Tiffany Blue was chosen by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany for the cover of the inaugural Blue Book, Tiffany’s annual collection of exquisite handcrafted jewels, first published in 1845.
Also referred to as robin’s-egg blue or forget-me-not blue, this distinctive color may have been chosen because of the popularity of turquoise in 19th-century jewelry: it was a favorite of Victorian brides, who often gave their attendants a dove-shaped brooch wrought from turquoise as a wedding day memento’
Source + more: Tiffany Blue, the color of love (July 2012) @Luxury Insider
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