5 dazzling jewellery shops in Rome

1) Perlei - Gioielli Artigianali

A jewellery store per lei (for her), concentrating on minimalist design, with a penchant for the asymmetrical and the modern. Think Alexander Calder, both in terms of shapes and colours. Its very location in the delightful Via del Boschetto, surrounded by artisans of all sorts, makes it worth the visit.

jewellery shop Perlei

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3) Gioielleria Vintage

A mecca of vintage jewellery from top brands in Italy and across Europe: Valentino, Prada, Gucci, Fendi, and Dior are just a few. Their selection, which also includes clothing and accessories, is of the highest quality, with a meticulous inventory in both Rome and Milan. They also buy vintage items if you have something to sell.

4) Massimo Maria Melis

Massimo Maria Melis is a master goldsmith, reinventing the styles and techniques of ancient Greek, Etruscan, and Roman jewellery. Think Game of Thrones, though much of his work is surprisingly subtle, even modern. Every detail is painstakingly made by hand. His clients include aristocrats, senior churchmen and celebrities.

ring from Massimo Maria Melis

5) Sottobosco

This tiny space punches above its weight in terms of creativity and surprises. The shop focuses on artisanal jewellery and design from rising European talent, with an emphasis on sustainable materials. One of their favourite lines is WeWood, an Italian company that makes watches from recycled wood.

necklace from Sottobosco

Via Baccina 40

+39 (0)6 4890 6839

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