September 18, 2011

September 18: Charles Tiffany Opens an Emporium, 1837

Charles Tiffany borrowed $1,000 from his father and, in partnership with his friend, John Young, opened a store to sell stationery and gifts.

Who would have ever guessed it would become the foremost retail diamond establishment in the world?

Read article here.

Pictured: Charles Lewis Tiffany (on left) in the store's early days.

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