Timeline

1891

Mario Buccellati was born in Ancona.

Mario Buccellati

1919

Mario Buccellati opens his first jewellry boutique   
on Largo Santa Margherita in Milan

1923

Gabriele d’Annunzio, a great friend and client of Mario Buccellati,
orders orders various jewels for his lovers and silver pieces for his friends.


(Left: A d’Annunzio’s letter to Mario Buccellati)

Gabriele d’Annunzio

1929

Gianmaria Buccellati was born in Milan. 

1951

Mario Buccellati opens his first store in New York, 
assisted by his son Luca.

1954

A second store is opened in New York, on Fifth Avenue. 

1973

Gianmaria Buccellati, with a group of professional colleagues, 
founds the Italian Gemological Institute (IGI), 
which he will be President of during the next 25 years.

1978

At the age of 20, Andrea starts working in the Company with his father, 
and learns all the secrets of the ateliers.

1979

Gianmaria Buccellati opens his flagship store in Paris, 
on place Vendôme, confirming his status among 
the most prestigious jewelers of the world.

1995

The exhibition “The Art of Buccellati” is held at the San Francisco 
Academy of Sciences in San Francisco (California), 
and travels to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto in 1996.

2000

The museum exhibition “Buccellati: Art in Gold, Silver and Gems” 
opens at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural 
History in Washington, D.C., featuring a retrospective 
of the work of Mario and Gianmaria Buccellati.

 


At the same time, “Viaggio in Italia” (Trip to Italy) composed by the 
Italian composer and cellist Giovanni Sollima, makes its debut at 
The Carnegie Hall in New York: the opera is commissioned by and 
dedicated to Gianmaria Buccellati. 

 

2001

Gianmaria Buccellati launches his first watch collection
in Geneva during the SIHH exhibition.

2004

Buccellati organizes the world preview of the Animalier collection
in Milan, composed of 28 animal brooches created 
around extraordinary baroque pearls.

2006

The exhibition ‘ A Silver Menagerie ’ opens at The Huntsville Museum of Art
at Huntsville (Alabama), displaying a collection of animals made using the
iconic ‘ fur and feathers ’ techniques. 

2008

The exhibition “Buccellati, Timeless Art” is inaugurated at The State Museum
of Moscow Kremlin. It is the first ever exhibition dedicated to 
a still living jeweler.

 

Gianmaria Buccellati creates the “Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation”, 
on which he bestows his private collection of ornamental cups and jewels, 
some of his father’s creations and drawings made by himself and his father.

2010

Inspired by the color of big and not so usual stones, Gianmaria Buccellati 
designs a whole collection of Cocktail Rings. It is an itinerant collection
which travels throughout the world for one entire year, and excites all 
the admirers of the famous and unique Buccellati style.

2013

In March, the Buccellati Group closes a deal with Clessidra – an Italian equity fund – 
to sell the majority stake of the company. Gianmaria’s three sons remain actively 
involved in the development of the Company: Andrea is President, Gino manages 
the silverware production and Maria Cristina takes care of the image and 
communication of the Brand.

2014

A new store opening in Bal Harbour and the new corner at Boon The Shop in Seoul.
At the same time, the New York boutique is moved from 810 to 714 Madison Avenue,
in a five-story townhouse entirely furnished according to the new
architectural concept of the Brand, and a new direct seasonal store is opened in Capri.
A further expansionist push is given by the corner at Gump’s in San Francisco
and by the presence in Dubai, at Bloomingdale’s.
An intense year of growth and renewal, aiming at the big future steps,
combined with the entry of Lucrezia Buccellati, Andrea’s daughter,
as the first female designer of the House.

2015

The “Timeless Blue” project is presented at the new New York store,
and the artistic collaboration between Andrea
and his daughter Lucrezia becomes stronger:
they conceive together the five one-of-a-kind creations inspired by impressionist
and post-impressionist paintings on display during the event.
A tribute to pictorial art through jewels which are artworks themselves.
The Buccellati style remains tightly linked to the art world thanks to
the exhibition of the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation at Palazzo Pitti in Florence first,
and then at the Reggia di Venaria in Turin.