Audrey Hepburn may have made Tiffany & Co a worldwide name in the 1960s, but the American jewellers didn’t arrive at 25 Old Bond Street, its first store in Britain, until 1986.
Swiftly adjoining two neighbouring stores together, and bringing together a beautiful Victorian façade with New York class and taste, they made a 15,000 square feet space to house their store and back offices.
The unveiling of the Christmas window display is often a glittering affair that shoppers may be lucky to witness at the end of November. Past celebrities who have lifted the curtain include Jourdan Dunn and Gemma Arterton.
Enter under the Tiffany clock landmark and enter to find dazzling fine jewellery and watches, as well as fashion items, such as their hugely popular heart pendant, for more affordable prices.
The Old Bond Street store also carries the special designer lines from Paloma Picasso and Elsa Peretti. Paloma Picasso, daughter of Pablo Picasso, created jewellery for Yves Saint Laurent before joining forces with Tiffany in the 1980s, while Elsa Peretti, a former fashion model, came on board with Tiffany in the 1970s, both of whom have added their vision to the luxury jewellers to much acclaim over the years.
As the home of the modern-day engagement ring though, through the invention of the ‘Tiffany setting’ which lifts the diamond from the band to highlight its beauty, many women dream of making a trip to this store to find ‘the one’. You’ll certainly find a charming team willing to help you pick something you’re completely happy with. It’s worth noting that all their engagement rings in store come in one size, and therefore will usually need to be sent for resizing and collected in approximately one week after purchasing.
You won’t find many Bond Street shoppers carrying a little duck egg blue bag without a smile on their face.