Louis Comfort Tiffany: He Made Jewelry, Too

Louis Comfort Tiffany, born Feb. 18, 1848, is best known for windows and lamps. While his father, Tiffany & Co. founder Charles Lewis Tiffany, created exquisite jewelry in precious metals with the finest gemstones, Louis spun magic from lead and glass. Few realize, however, that he also was a talented jewelry artist. Louis was an accomplished painter. As a young man, he was taught by American landscape artists, including George Inness (1825-1894), considered by his contemporaries to be the greatest American landscape artist of his time. Louis Tiffany studied art throughout Europe and developed a vast artistic expertise—his media included paint, photography, textiles, architecture, bronze, interior design, and glass (enamels, mosaics, lamps, and decorative glassware). He became a leader in the art nouveau movement, and his works were sold in the Tiffany & Co. jewelry store on

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).


Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out