Even for the Summer season, Milan’s jewelries never stop shining with new collections of precious creations. Read our selection to discover the best spots to buy a precious silver or gold jewel, a hand-made diamond encrusted accessory, a watch or maybe a gift for your beloved one.
Among the most noteworthy names in the world together with Cartier and Tiffany, since the very beginning, Bulgari has been a reference point for luxury jewellery. It also carries watches, fragrances, accessories and small table items. Its most famous collection is the “Bzero1”, originally crafted in gold and subsequently embellished with diamonds and precious stones. Open Mon 11am-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am- 7pm. Via Montenapoleone, 2 M1 (red line) San Babila T: +39 02 777001 www.bulgari.com
In addition to its jewellery, Cartier is also famous as a luxury maker of watches, second only in the world to Rolex. Renowned for its design and technology, Cartier’s steel watches are embellished with details in gold, platinum and diamonds. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Via Montenapoleone, 16/A corner of Via Gesù. M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 3030421 www.cartier.com
The Swiss brand, famed throughout the world for its refined timepieces and jewellery collections, has opened the doors of its recently refurbished boutique in via della Spiga. The ground floor houses the Chopard Uomo collection, with one space, in particular, dedicated to the LUC, 1000 Miglia and Manifacture collections. In fact, the new Milanese Chopard boutique is the only one in the world to boast a Men’s Room of this kind. The first floor is home to the accessories room, a room dedicated to its Women’s collections and a VIP room featuring the Maison’s most exclusive pieces of high-class jewellery and haute horologerie. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Via della Spiga, 14 M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 76394950 www.chopard.com
Master craftsmen since 1924, Damiani has a long goldsmithing tradition which it has always interpreted with the innovative spirit. Line purity, a refined, elegant classic as well as contemporary spirit, are the distinctive values of the Damiani jewelry reproposed in a flagship store designed by Antonio Citterio. A welllighted space displays all the Maison’s jewelry collections, which are admired throughout the world for their jewelry to be realized by master goldsmiths in full accordance with the best Italian tradition. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Via Montenapoleone, 10 M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 76028088 www.damiani.it
Daniela De Marchi – DDM
Situated just a stone’s throw from the Duomo, Atelier daniela de marchi – ddm is an evocative location where jewellery collections are designed and handcrafted. Located on the ground floor of an historic building, it serves as a perfect backdrop to the designer’s creations: jewels rendered unique by the patented “Dropage” technique in silver, bronze, brass and semi-precious stones covered in different colored enamels. The Atelier is an iconic destination for the savvy radical chic Milanese élite. Open Tues–Sat 10am-7pm. Via Pontaccio, 2. T: +39 02 86995040 and via dei Piatti, 9. T: +39 02 86995040 M1 (red line) – M3 (yellow line) Duomo, M3 (yellow line) Missori www.danielademarchi.it
Following a complete makeover by Peter Marino, the women’s boutique of the historic Paris maison in via Montenapoleone 12 hosts clothing, accessory, jewellery and highclass timepiece collections all set within an exclusive, sophisticated ambience, in perfect keeping with the brand’s creations. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Via Montenapoleone, 12 M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 76317801 www.dior.com
The gold Dodo jewellery line, created in 1995, by Pomellato, is by now a classic either for gift or collection purposes. It sells an array of animal charm pieces, each of which has a particular meaning. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. Corso Matteotti, 9 M1 (red line) San Babila T: +39 02 49524750 www.dodo.it
MIMÌ Broggian Milano
An exquisite, jewellery brand by the Broggian family has its monobrand boutique in via Gesù 3. A space distinguished by its elegant, cosmopolitan allure, displaying the brand’s brightly coloured, uber-feminine collections in niches carved out in the wall. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. Via Gesù, 3 M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 76281461 www.mimimilano.com
Established in 1967 and handcrafted by expert goldsmiths, Pomellato collections include vibrant coloured stones set in gold, irregular cuts and ultra-feminine designs. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. Via San Pietro all’Orto, 17 M1 (red line) San Babila T: +39 02 76006086 www.pomellato.com
Tiffany & Co.
This world-renowned jeweller has four flagship stores in Milan, Florence, Bologna and Rome. Located in the heart of Milan’s fashion district, it carries an exclusive selection of classically simple jewellery and gift items in perfect keeping with the tradition of its famous New York counterpart founded in 1837. Open Mon-Sun 10am-7.30pm. Via della Spiga, 19/a M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone; M1 (red line) San Babila T: +39 02 76022321 www.tiffany.com
Van Cleef & Arpels
Respect for the past, a taste for beauty, a passion for travel and a search for harmony are the underlying values that the Maison has continued to uphold since its creation in 1906. Values which though never losing sight of contemporary styles nevertheless continue to encourage an ongoing dialogue between those who create the jewellery and those who wear them. A timeless recognizable style defined by elegance, femininity and creative audacity are the hallmark features found in all the collections of this historic brand. For a century Van Cleef & Arpels have been fusing inspiration and technical prowess into creations embodying expertise, ingenuity and talent. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-7pm. Via P. Verri, 10 M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 7767951 www.vancleef-arpels.com
For more than 20 years, Ziio has created jewelry made from natural semi-precious stones, Murano glass and silver. Boasting a unique, original style, inspired by the oldest cultures in the world, each and every one of Ziio’s pieces are crafted by hand. From ‘vintage’ jewelry to new collections, presented at leading fairs in the sector across Europe, to more precious, unique pieces in gold and precious stones including rubies, emeralds and aquamarines, each product is strictly Made-in-Italy. The brand’s standalone boutique is located in the picturesque district of Porta Nuova-Isola, a neighbourhood with a strong local heart where small shops cohabit sideby-side with some of Milan’s coolest hangouts. Open Tues-Fri 10.30am-2pm/3pm-7.30pm; Sat 10.30am-6.30pm. Via De Castillia, 20 M2 (green line) Gioia, M5 (purple line) Isola T: +39 02 36706771 www.ziio.eu
The boutique welcomes customers into a warm, elegant atmosphere where they can savour the spirit of the Maison of Le Brassus, the oldest makers of Haute Horlogerie still owned by the founding family. Though this is one of the brand’s smallest venues it nevertheless showcases the four collections of Audemars Piguet: Royal Oak, Royal Oak Offshore, Millenary and Jules Audemars. Here visitors can also admire the special editions created for Audemars Piguet boutiques throughout the world together with several complicated pieces. Upon request, the boutique offers a worldwide delivery service. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. Via Montenapoleone, 6 M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 76003115 www.audemarspiguet.com
This historic brand, synonymous with excellence and technological innovation, shares its exclusive Milanese venue with lovers of the creations of high-class horologerie, by presenting an extensive collection of unique timepieces and jewellery. A scenographic staircase with marble walls leads to the second floor where, in addition to its display cases, visitors are invited to discover everything that they’ve ever wanted to know about Breguet’s workshops at the store’s virtual room which offers the screening of interactive, thematic films. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-7pm. Via Montenapoleone, 19 M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 76007756 www.breguet.com
Ideally located in the heart of Milan’s “Golden Fashion Triangle”, Jaeger-LeCoultre opened its first Italian boutique in keeping with the spirit of invention and creativity which has set this reference brand of Haute Horlogerie apart in the field of watchmaking since 1833. Featuring an elegant, low-key interior, this exclusive space harmoniously blends the best of design and contemporary materials with an Art Déco style, a period in which the Swiss watchmakers created the legendary Reverso. Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-7.30pm; Sat 10.30am-8.30pm; Sun 11am-7pm. Via Montenapoleone, 1 M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone T: +39 02 76281376 www.jaeger-lecoultre.com
Iconic Haute Horlogerie and Joaillerie brand Piaget has recently unveiled its first Italy-based boutique in the heart of Milan’s fashion district. Its elegant 250 sq.m. location on two floors is decorated with oak wood flooring and paneling and gold-leaf covered chests illuminated by Murano glass lanterns. The whole effect is further heightened by a gold-leaf mosaic pattern which frames a window display visible from the main entrance. Open MonSat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-7pm. Via P. Verri, 10 M1 (red line) San Babila T: +39 02 32164701 www.piaget.com
Can’t Decide on the Right Brand for You?
You can always visit one of the spaces devoted to the best brands of jewels and watches in Milan, like the one set in the Brian & Barry Building in Via Durini, 28 (M1, red line, stop ‘San Babila’. T: +39 02 9285302, website: thebrianebarrybuilding.it) featuring – among others: Pippo Perez, Queriot, Vertu (jewels) and Chanel, MontBlanc and Parmigiani (watches)