Each Damiani creation represents the highest expression of Italian fine jewellery: this family business has been creating precious jewels for almost 100 years. Every Damiani piece, from the Elettra and Via Lattea rings to the unique pieces in the brand’s fine jewellery range, is entirely handmade, with the greatest attention to detail and a careful selection of gems, a tradition that has remained unchanged through generations. Damiani’s Milanese showroom on Via Montenapoleone is a classic destination for clients who demand the highest standards – and is one of the most popular boutiques for chic brides-to-be.
Damiani, Via Montenapoleone, 10, 20121 Milan, +39 02 7602 8088
Pomellato is exceptional for many reasons – first, the modern, fashionable, original style of its collections. Second, the brand’s striking campaigns are a rarity in the world of formal jewellery; avant-garde spokeswomen such as the actress Tilda Swinton are the muses of each collection. But most of all, Pomellato stands out for the versatility of its pieces, created in unusual materials crafted into clean, imaginative shapes. Eternally modern, most of Pomellato’s pieces are easy to wear from day to night.
Pomellato, Via San Pietro all’Orto 17, 20121 Milan, +39 02 7600 6086
In Milan, anyone seeking a precious watch should step into Pisa Orologeria. Located where Via Montenapoleone meets Via Verri and run by the second generation of the Pisa family, Pisa Orologeria is not only the face of Rolex and Patek Philippe in Italy, it’s also the place to find an array of rare, limited-edition and customised watches from brands that range from Panerai to Vacheron Constantin. An essential destination for both men’s and women’s timepieces with a sense of history, Pisa is one of Italy’s major players in quality watchmaking.
Pisa Orologeria, Via Verri angolo Via Montenapoleone 9, 20121 Milan, +39 02 762081
Vhernier’s style hallmarks are rare stones, heritage shapes and rational design. The brand was launched in 1984 in Valenza, home to some of Italy’s best-qualified jewellery artisans, and is now stocked in the world’s most exclusive stores. Vhernier’s first boutique opened on Milan’s Via Santo Spirito 10 years ago and is still located on the same quiet road, a few steps from the city’s most established antique shops and Via Montenapoleone. From the famous Giottino ring to the iconic Disco necklace, Vhernier’s covetable creations are all available to try, admire and buy, in the elegant surrounds of this minimalist boutique. Making a purchase here is an unforgettable experience.
Vhernier, Via Santo Spirito 14, 20121 Milan, +39 02 7733 1560
Bulgari needs no introduction. The Italian jewellery maker has delighted some of Hollywood’s greatest stars and adorned the world’s most extravagant kings and queens –and, of course, has a boutique on Via Montenapoleone, Milan’s most glamorous shopping street. The Roman jeweller’s Milanese store not only offers a full range of the brand’s contemporary and classic precious pieces, it also hosts special launches and events, complementing the Bulgari hotel located just a few hundred metres from the boutique.
Bulgari, Via Montenapoleone 2, 20121 Milan, +39 02 777001