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140 Years of Celebrations

This fall marks our 140th anniversary and we are extremely excited to celebrate this monumental milestone with you. As we reflect back on our humble beginnings and marvel at how far we’ve come, we realize our success as an iconic Canadian brand is a true testament to our core values and the diversity that surrounds us. What started as one man’s dream has grown into a 140-year-old love affair, and the love is only growing stronger!



 

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  • 1879
    Birks is founded by Henry Birks on March 1, 1879 in Montreal on St. James Street. A legacy is born.

    1881
    Birks moves to the corner of Square Phillips, Montreal, to what is now a historical landmark.

    1901
    The eldest son, William Birks, becomes head of the company. Birks begins to expand across Canada with store openings in Ottawa (1901), Winnipeg (1903), and Vancouver (1907).

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    1920
    Birks introduces its iconic Blue Box.

    1934
    The Royal Warrant of Appointment is granted to Birks in recognition of supplying British Royalty.

    1998
    Birks is awarded the prestigious Diamond International Award for its exceptional piece 'La Plume Cyrano'.

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  • 2000s
    Birks is one of the first companies to offer diamonds mined in Canada. Each stone is engraved with a unique serial number associated with the mine of origin.

    2010
    Birks is named Official Supplier of Jewelry for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.

    2018
    Birks wins brand of the year at the World Branding Awards

    2019
    Birks reinvents the retail experience through the renovation of the historical Square Phillips store in Montreal and the Bloor store in Toronto.

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    Birks Iconic®

    Authentic bold beauty, positive self-expression, and a rebel spirit. This fall, we're celebrating our 140th anniversary in style with the launch of new Birks Iconic®️ neckwear.

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