on the lake in italy, near the village of origin of mellerio, are two islands with gardens and extraordinary palaces: the islands borromées. it is one of them, isola dei pescatori, that inspired laure-isabelle Mellerio this collection of fine jewelery.
In 1905, the Kapurthala Maharajah bought this peacock brooch from Mellerio. After flying to India, he crossed the globe to land recently in New York, at a great auction which he was one of the star pieces. Where will he now deploy his majestic plumage? Mystery…
on october 10th 1613, queen Marie de Medici granted exceptional privileges to members of the Mellerio family, who had arrived from Italy a century earlier. thanks to this decree, renewed by all the kings of France until Louis xvi, these peddlers of small precious objects soon became the jewellers of an illustrious clientele.
14 generations later, after wars, changes of regime, cross-border travels, numerous distinctions, innovation patents and exceptional creations, the Mellerios are still at the helm
of the last independent, family-run french high jewellery firm. Laure-Isabelle Mellerio is today president and artistic director of the jewellery house.
her ambition is to nurture the authentic and contemporary image of the maison and ensure its international development.