Michele della Valle jewellery
Geneva-based jewellery designer Michele della Valle has developed his distinctive style and became one of the most sought-after contemporary jewelers in the world. Created by him jewellery gallery features Nureyev and the ballet, Hollywood stars from Marilyn Monroe and Katharine Hepburn to James Dean and Italian opera singers. Michele was born in Rome, and began designing costume jewellery at the age of 16. During his trip to Burma in 1976, Michele purchased his first stone which he showed to the famous stone dealer Roger Varenne. The last suggested to take the gem to Christie’s. In 1976, he worked for a year in Rome, where he later opened his own workshop (1978). In search of precious stones, he started traveling to Asia. This was the beginning of a collaboration with Bulgari. In 1987, he moved to Geneva and developed a line of jewellery which now bears his name.