Mario Buccellati was born.
TimelineFamily VaultBuccellati Now
Mario Buccellati opens his first jewellry boutique
on Largo Santa Margherita in Milan.
Gabriele d’Annunzio, a great friend and client of Mario Buccellati,
orders the Sautoir necklace, a quintessential Art Deco design,
with rubies and yellow beryl.
(Left: D’Annunzio’s letter to Mario Buccellati)
Gianmaria Buccellati was born in Milan.
Mario Buccellati opens his first store in New York,
with the assistance of his son Luca.
A second store is opened in New York, on Fifth Avenue.
Gianmaria Buccellati establishes the Italian Gemological Institute (IGI),
with a group of professional colleagues.
He serves as President for the next 25 years.
At the age of 20, Andrea starts working in the company with his
father Gianmaria, and learns all the secrets of the ateliers.
Gianmaria Buccellati opens his flagship store in Paris, on place
Vendome, confirming his status as one of the most prestigious
jewelers in the world.
The exhibition ‘ The Art of Buccellati ’ opens at the San Francisco
Academy of Sciences and travels to
the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto in 1996.
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
Mario and Gianmaria Buccellati’s work.
At the same time, ‘ Viaggio in Italia ’ (Trip to Italy), composed by the
Italian composer and cellist Giovanni Sollima, makes its debut at
Carnegie Hall in New York: the opera is commissioned by and
dedicated to Gianmaria Buccellati.
Gianmaria Buccellati launches his first watch collection in Geneva during
the SIHH exhibition International Fine Watchingmaking fair.
Buccellati organizes the world preview of the Animalier collection,
a family of 28 animal brooches created around extraordinary baroque pearls.
The shop opens in Milan and later travels to Paris and New York.
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.
The exhibition ‘ Buccellati, Timeless Art ’ is inaugurated at The State Museum
of Moscow Kremlin. It is the first ever exhibition dedicated to a
Gianmaria Buccellati creates the ‘ Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation ’,
where he bestows his private collection of ornamental cups and jewels, some
of his father ’s creations and drawings made by himself and his father.
Inspired by the color of large and usual stones, Gianmaria Buccellati
designs a whole collection of Cocktail Rings. The collection
travels around the world for one entire year, much to the
excitement of Buccellati's admirers.
In 2013, the private equity fund Clessidra SGR became the lead investing partner
in the Buccellati brand. The Buccellati family continues to oversee the creative
direction of the collection and its artisans. Andrea Buccellati is Creative Director and President,
Gino oversees Buccellati's silver business, Maria Cristina Buccellati heads
Buccellati's Global Communications, and Luca deals with Top Client Relationships.