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MASRIERA is the iconic brand of Art Nouveau jewellery. Handcrafted, delicate and exquisite jewellery that embodies the world of fantasy and colour of this artistic movement. Its origins are boldly revealed in its iconographic features, strongly inspired by the Mediterranean, where winding floral forms and feminine sensuality breathe life into the mystical fusion of “woman and nature”, dreaming up fairies, nymphs and a whole imaginary universe of figurative art.

From the 19th century until now, MASRIERA is the best expression of Art Nouveau, delicate jewellery that becomes immune to the passage of time and the cycles of fashion. From the most beautiful and simple essence, MASRIERA jewellery has created a way of feeling in the world of Art Nouveau modernist jewellery, managing to perfectly interpret the concerns and tastes of today’s woman who love art, femininity and modernity.

MASRIERA is the only continously produced Art Nouveau collection in the world. The use of original proceedings make each jewel an original piece of art.  In the last decades of the 19th century, the jewellery became greatly influenced by the artist Lluís Masriera, essential name of the Art Nouveau movement in Europe, who revolutionized the jewellery sector with his designs filled with fantasy and motifs from nature.

 

Nature was the single most important source for Art Nouveau artists. MASRIERA’s jewels focus on floral, serpentine elements and feminine sensuality, but the true iconographic revolution came from the magical fusion between woman and nature, spawning the popular fairies, nymphs, naiads and insect-women.

 

Masriera jewels are unique pieces of art. Each MASRIERA jewel starts with the original Lluís Masriera design. There exists an impressive historical fund of more than 4,000 original Lluís Masriera drawings that inspire each one of the MASRIERA jewels today.

The roots of this brand date back to the 19th century, when LLuís Masriera, born into a family of artists, painters, enamellers and jewellers firmly linked to the cultural and artistic life of Barcelona, decided to open his first workshop in the city to explore new creative channels of expression of the Art Nouveau style in jewellery.

Barcelona is the birthplace of MASRIERA. The city witnessed the birth of this ancient dynasty of jewellers and goldsmiths; a family strongly linked to the cultural and artistic life of Barcelona in 1839. The uniqueness of this birthplace and the artistic, cultural and historic currents had influenced MASRIERA, giving to the brand a specific and unique spirit.

 

Luxury, quality and craftsmanship are at the heart of a family legacy that dates back more than 180 years. Every piece effortlessly exudes elegance and reinvents a modern and contemporary lifestyle, stemming from a desire to honour beauty and the use of new materials.

MASRIERA creations revolutionised the world of jewellery thanks to its technical innovation and the complexity of the production process. Several generations have been given the responsibility to continue this great history. A hundred-year-old legacy that elevates the profession of jeweller to that of artistic master, where jewellery is created as a channel of artistic expression, unwavering to the passing of time and fleeting fashion trends.

A good example of this artistic and craftsmanship legacy is its world-renowned enamel workshop, where exclusive and sophisticated production techniques, such as “plique-à-jour” and “basse-taille”, are refined. For this reason, the MASRIERA collections are the indisputable point of reference in the art of jewellery enamelling due to the unique nature of this creation process.

Even today, after almost two hundred years, MASRIERA continues to perfect the enamelling technique: a careful and meticulous process in which the translucent enamel is applied in such a way that light passes through it. The MASRIERA enamel workshop in Barcelona is unique in the world for its command and knowledge of this technique; it is where jewellery marked by its unparalleled uniqueness, beauty and quality is created. Contemporary art jewellery that evokes the same admiration as it did 180 years ago, now featuring in the most prestigious shop windows.

Barcelona is the birthplace of MASRIERA. The city witnessed the birth of this ancient dynasty of jewellers and goldsmiths; a family strongly linked to the cultural and artistic life of Barcelona in 1839. The uniqueness of this birthplace and the artistic, cultural and historic currents had influenced MASRIERA, giving to the brand a specific and unique spirit.

Luxury, quality and craftsmanship are at the heart of a family legacy that dates back more than 180 years. Every piece effortlessly exudes elegance and reinvents a modern and contemporary lifestyle, stemming from a desire to honour beauty and the use of new materials.

MASRIERA seeks excellence in every design, every process and every material as a guarantee of the uniqueness of every jewel. Creations arise from the philosophy of pursuing perfection. MASRIERA is synonym of artistic jewellery both in content and in form, making quality our great commitment. MASRIERA seeks perfection in each one of the pieces, always under the rubric of their contemporary style. A philosophy borne out of our workshops, passed down from generation to generation that has continued up until today.

 

The artistic vocation has always been central to the creative process for MASRIERA and it is linked with a specific cultural context but also to contemporary trends. Specially influenced by the use of colour, enamel and great materials, MASRIERA works patiently on researching the character for the pieces, shying away from eclecticism. We create products that capture and build connections with the moment, using their own language; this is what makes them so eternal. One way of perceiving the jewellery is to view it as a work of art in itself. All the material used for our creations has a predetermined and unique function. From their conceptualization, all the materials and stones are chosen based on their function and what they can contribute to the final piece.

 

In the creative process of each piece, MASRIERA continues using techniques that made the brand an international benchmark: “plique-à-jour”, “basse-taille”, “champlevé”, and vitreous enamelling or painting on enamel.

 

These processes need the experience and precision of expert craftsmen and women, as well as high quality materials and production processes. The enamels provide the jewels with a unique translucent effect, fluctuating depending on the level of heat applied to them. Applying the enamels is a very delicate task requiring a great deal of experience and precision that only artisans with expert knowledge in enamelling are able to achieve with the perfection required.

This coupling of jewellery and art, together with a clear international aspiration, is what has shaped the great prestige of MASRIERA, positioning the brand, after almost two centuries, as a model of success with a vision for the future in the field of luxury jewellery on an international level.

 

From its emblematic flag ship store located in a famous modernist building in Barcelona, at the centre of the prestigious shopping street, Paseo de Gracia, its collections travel throughout the world: from Japan to the United States.

 

MASRIERA is the only Spanish jeweller with exhibits in the most important museums in the world. Its jewellery has been selected for exhibitions in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, as well as the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London. This jewellery is admired, renowned, award winning and, 180 years on, extraordinarily valued at the prestigious auctions of Christie’s and Sotheby’s.

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Although our flagship store at Passeig de Gràcia is closed, we are more active than ever to continue giving attention and service to your demands and needs.

 

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