Answered By: Rebecca Hopman
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2017     Views: 57

The Rakow Research Library holds several books on Tiffany & Co. jewelry, as well as a number of Tiffany & Co. "Blue Books" (their trade catalogs). Many of these books and catalogs include images of Tiffany & Co. jewelry. I have attached a bibliography with those resources. If you wish to obtain copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Your library can contact us through OCLC or they may send an Interlibrary Loan form to us by e-mail. We send copies of articles and will also loan certain books if a second copy is available in the library collection. Books are loaned for a four week period. For further information, please see our web page: http://www.cmog.org/research/library/about/interlibrary-loan.

If your ring includes glass, our Curatorial Department may be able to help identify it. You can contact our curatorial department through their online form (http://www.cmog.org/glass-questions).  The Corning Museum of Glass is unable to provide appraisals.

If your ring does not include glass, or if you are interested in additional information, I might recommend contacting the Tiffany & Co. archives. Although their collection is not open for public research, they may be able to provide assistance. According to their website:

"If your item is marked "Tiffany & Co.," the Archives may have historical information regarding its design and manufacture."

"The Tiffany Archives, which collects, preserves and maintains documents that record the history of Tiffany & Co. from its founding to the present, is not open for public visits. You may contact the Archives by phone at 973 254 7201 or by fax at 973 254 7205."

Find more information about the Tiffany & Co. archives and how to contact them here.