1754 - THE ANCESTOR GIOVAN BATTISTA GISMONDI IS BORN. 1754 - THE ANCESTOR GIOVAN BATTISTA GISMONDI IS BORN.
Thus starts the centenary history of the Gismondi family. The love and passion for jewels has been passed on from generation to generation, right through to today.
From a very young age, Giovan Battista Gismondi was to show his talent and creativity; in only a short time he was to become supplier to the renowned Doria family and Pope Pius VI.
1763 - OPENING OF THE FIRST WORKSHOP. 1763 - OPENING OF THE FIRST WORKSHOP.
1798 - THE VIRGIN MARY ICON. 1798 - THE VIRGIN MARY ICON.
His talent led him to create this superb Icon, still on display at the Vatican Museum of Rome.
Giovan Battista Gismondi was acknowledged and nominated as one of the 5 best jewellers of Genoa; one workshop was then just not enough.
1847 - THE AWARD IN 1847 - THE AWARD IN
1880 – OPENING OF THE FIRST SHOP IN GENOA 1880 – OPENING OF THE FIRST SHOP IN GENOA
The first shop was opened in Genoa, in Via Galata, offering both silver work and jewellery.
After seven generations, Massimo Gismondi starts to work for the family business.
1995 - MASSIMO GISMONDI ENTERS THE BUSINESS. 1995 - MASSIMO GISMONDI ENTERS THE BUSINESS.
2011 - COMPANY DIVISION 2011 - COMPANY DIVISION
Company division and opening of shops in Portofino and St. Moritz Massimo Gismondi takes off: the first boutique in Portofino opens, and immediately after the first shop at Saint Moritz.
In the splendid quadrangle of Milan fashion, Massimo Gismondi opens the boutique and the first shop-in-shop in another prestigious location: St. Bart's.
2016 - OPENING IN MILAN AND THE SHOP-IN-SHOP AT ST. BART’S 2016 - OPENING IN MILAN AND THE SHOP-IN-SHOP AT ST. BART’S
2018 - OPENINGS IN PRAGUE, NAPLES AND ST. PETERSBURG 2018 - OPENINGS IN PRAGUE, NAPLES AND ST. PETERSBURG
In Italy with the first dealership in Naples, and shortly after the inauguration of the shops in Prague and St. Petersburg.
Massimo Gismondi participates for the first time in the international jewellery fair Couture in Las Vegas and the necklace from the Essenza collection wins the 1st prize in the category People's Choice Design Award.