From an Italian Count in 1201, to your heart, today.
The story of DelBrenna is one of a family rich in Italian heritage. Giovanni DelBrenna, a Florentine, would deeply root a passion extending generations, by turning his hand to the delicate art of creating gioielli. That is, handcrafting jewelry of distinctive beauty, radiating joy for all those who possess it.
Given the noble title of Count in 1201, the family crest (today, the heart of the DelBrenna logo) evoked the romance of old world traditions and the dolce vita way of life of the early Florentine era in Tuscany. Building on this legacy, in 1974, Massimo (Sebastian’s father) would invent the technique used to build our signature, handmade chains. Back then, the company was a single workshop in Tuscany. From just a narrow studio, Massimo also created many of our finest designs still utilized today. The signature chain pays homage to the deep tradition of the family crest and the family name of Massimo’s wife. This family name, DelBrenna, would ultimately become the symbol of authenticity and quality for excellence in Italian craftsmanship.
In 2001 the innovative chain design was perfected, creating our first “collection.” Enhancing and expanding the design components, Sebastian (Massimo’s son), grew the foundational chain collection to four, distinct lines and began utilizing the chains for full collections of bracelets, earrings, and necklaces, adding natural gemstones, Italian Coins and other unique, sculptural elements.
In 2003, Sebastian would meet his future wife (Megan) while she was studying architecture in Italy. Inspired by romance, together they would shape a vision to bring the Italian brand, DelBrenna, to the world. After marrying in 2006, in 2008, at the crossroads of travelers spanning 3,000 years, Sebastian and Megan opened their first boutique in the main square of Cortona, Piazza della Repubblica. Steeped in history, the DelBrenna boutique (later boutique(s) and showroom), would be a place for exploration, discovery, beauty, celebration and a sense of global community.
Today, open in Italy and the United States, from the beginning, DelBrenna set out to be a different kind of jeweler. One that not only celebrated jewelry and its own rich tradition, but also a feeling of connection.
Expect more than jewelry.
Every day, we go to work to do these simple things: cultivate, transform, share and protect the two things most precious to us - stewardship of the methods passed down to us that create meaningful and enduring artisanal jewelry; and, making the world a better place by bringing people together and sharing in the significant moments of their amazing life stories..
We’re not just passionate purveyors of gems, shimmering metals, and craftsmanship but the whole, complementary suite of rewarding experiences. We aspire to turn dreams of exquisite design and detail into lasting reality for our customers. It’s this purpose that drives us to achieve our vision for making a positive impact through exquisite craftsmanship, impeccable service and dedication to spreading joy.
How do we do that? By cultivating our legacy of artistic expression, hand-shaping silver, gold and stones, with fire and water, into a breathtaking jewels, sprinkled like magic and wonder throughout our boutiques, showrooms and the world. We make sure to look at everything we do through a harmonious lens of humanity – from our commitment to the highest quality to the ways we responsibly engage with our communities.
It’s not unusual to see people coming to DelBrenna to share, connect and rejoice. We’re a memory-maker, and a neighborhood gathering place, both essential parts of a rich life – and we couldn’t be happier about it. Get to know us and you’ll see: we are so much more.