Buccellati Mario Buccellati, Italian from a family with goldsmith traditions.

Opens his first boutique on Largo Santa Margherita in Milan in 1919.

Exhibiting in Madrid a year later his designs prove very popular, with Spanish aristocrats and royals becoming lifelong clients.

He is to become one of Italy’s most sought-after jewellers, known for his finely crafted and bold textured pieces.

Four of his sons continue the business which becomes an International brand now involving his grandchildren.