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Mellerio Jewelry

French

With a history spanning more than 400 years, Mellerio is officially the oldest jewelry house in France. Known for their timeless and exquisite bracelets, rings, brooches and other pieces, Mellerio has counted the likes of Queen Victoria, Marie-Antoinette, Marie de' Medici and other historically important figures as clients.

Mellerio’s story began in 1613 with members of the Mellerio family — descendants of Italian immigrants — who worked as goldsmiths in Paris. During the late 18th century, Jean-Baptiste Mellerio (1765-1850) sold his jewelry and trinkets in town fairs and near royal residences around France. Outside of the Palace of Versailles, his finely crafted jewelry caught the eye of Marie-Antoinette, who reportedly bought a bracelet featuring seven cameos surrounded by rubies. 

Marie-Antoinette’s patronage helped broaden Mellerio’s reach as a jeweler for many French nobles and aristocrats, and, in 1796, he opened a store at 20 Rue Vivienne in Paris. In 1800, the business relocated to the Rue du Coq St. Honoré near the Tuileries Palace and, in 1832, moved again to 9 Rue de la Paix.  

Today, Mellerio is owned and operated by the 15th generation of the Mellerio family. From their workshop above their historic boutique at 9 Rue de la Paix, they specialize in creating jewelry in styles such as Art Nouveau and Art Deco that is set with diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and more. 

Among Mellerio’s most coveted pieces are its decorative boxes and cases, gold and silver-gilt figurines and sculptures, dazzling bands and engagement rings. Their fine jewelry collection also features an impeccable array of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and a range of watches.

Throughout Mellerio’s illustrious history, the house has participated in numerous exhibitions, including the World Exhibitions in London in 1862, Paris in 1867, Vienna in 1873 and again in Paris in 1878 and 1900. Mellerio exhibited at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925, which brought Art Deco to a global stage, and the New York World’s Fair in 1939.

Mellerio dits Meller continues its long-standing legacy as one of the world’s finest jewelers, attracting royalty, celebrities and discerning collectors of luxury adornments.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of antique and vintage Mellerio jewelry and objets d’art and vertu.

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Creator: Mellerio
An 18 Carat Gold Mellerio Gold Ring with Diamond and Sapphire
By Mellerio
Located in Amsterdam, NL
An 18 carat yellow gold ring with an old brilliant cut diamond (0.5 ct, GH-I), with a halo of eight trapezium cut sapphires, signed and numbered: Mellerio, 35357, France. weight: 4....
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1980s French Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Mellerio Birds Brooch in 18 Karat Gold Chrysoprases, Rubies, Diamond Circa 1960
By Mellerio
Located in Paris, FR
MELLERIO Birds singing on a Branch brooch in 18 kt yellow gold chrysoprase, ruby, diamond circa 1950-60 Brooch from MELLERIO in 18 kt 750/000 yellow gold, depicting 3 birds on a bran...
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1950s French Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Ruby, Chrysophrase, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Mellerio 18kt yellow gold Sapphire and ruby carriage brooch
By Mellerio
Located in Braintree, GB
Mellerio 18kt yellow gold Sapphire and ruby carriage brooch. Crafted in the 1940s, this exquisite Mellerio vintage brooch captures the charm of a departing stage coach, elegantly dr...
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1940s French Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold

Mellerio 2.95 CTW Old Mine Cut Diamond 18 Karat Yellow Gold Three Stone Ring
By Mellerio
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an old mine cut diamond weighing approximately 2.55 carats L color with SI1 clarity - exhibiting one surface abrasion Flanked by two additional old European cut diamonds -...
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1980s Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mellerio sapphire and ruby clip earrings, French, circa 1940.
By Mellerio
Located in London, GB
Mellerio sapphire and ruby clip earrings. A matching pair, each set with seven round old cut natural unenhanced sapphires in open and closed back claw setti...
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1940s European Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Ruby, Sapphire, 18k Gold

Mellerio France 1960s Woven Gold Necklace
By Mellerio
Located in New York, NY
1960s vintage Mellerio 18k gold woven design necklace. Measuring 15" in length and 3/8" in width. Hallmarked Mellerio, Brevete, French eagle head marks. Weight - 79.3 grams.
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1960s French Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Gold

Mellerio dits Meller Multi-Color Gem Bracelet
By Mellerio
Located in New York, NY
A stylish link bracelet by Mellerio composed of five oval openwork links collet-set with a pear-shaped citrine, a green tourmaline, a tanzanite, a yellow beryl and a rhodolite. 18 ka...
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1990s French Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Beryl, Citrine, Tanzanite, Tourmaline, 18k Gold

Mellerio Ring Yellow Gold Diamond
By Mellerio
Located in PARIS, FR
Mellerio ring set with an oval diamond of 0.83 cts and small brilliant diamonds on yellow gold 750/1000ème (18 carats). Total weight of diamonds: 1.36 cts. The central diamond is ce...
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20th Century French Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Yellow Gold

Mellerio Stomacher Diamond Brooch
By Mellerio
Located in New Orleans, LA
This remarkable and rare circa 19th century stomacher brooch showcases the unparalleled artistry of Mellerio, the oldest jewelry firm in France. Crowned by a spray of diamond flowerheads, leaves and buds, this beautiful En Tremblant brooch moves with the wearer, creating countless light refractions and multiplying its brilliance. The brooch is convertible; the flowerhead panel and cascading trellis-work section can each be worn separately. The resplendent jewelry piece is punctuated by detachable pear-shaped diamond drops. Meant to draw the eye and elevate a woman’s ensemble and status, stomacher trembler...
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19th Century French Edwardian Antique Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Diamond

French Mellerio dis Meller Yellow Gold and Dimond Link Bracelet, Circa 1950’s
By Mellerio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
- The bracelet is made out of 18K yellow and white gold - Featuring 1.32 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds - Box clasp closure Hallmarks: Mellerio & French marks Total weigh...
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1950s French Retro Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold, Yellow Gold

Mellerio French Retro Gold Sapphire Wide Band Ring
By Mellerio
Located in New York, NY
The architectural, wide 18kt yellow gold band decorated across the front with a horizontal row of five circular-cut sapphires in platinum ...
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1940s French Retro Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold

Mellerio Vintage Sapphire and Yellow Gold Earrings, circa 1980
By Mellerio
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A fine and impressive pair of vintage 0.50 carat sapphire, 18 karat yellow gold earrings made by Mellerio dits Meller; part of our diverse sapphire jewelry collections. These fine a...
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1980s French Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mellerio 1960s Yellow Gold Necklace
By Mellerio
Located in New York, NY
1960s 18k gold necklace by Mellerio. Necklace is 17" long, has two detachable extender links - 1" and 0.75". Necklace is 11mm wide. Marked: Bre...
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20th Century Italian Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Yellow Gold

Pair of Mellerio Nail and Horn Cufflinks
By Mellerio
Located in London, GB
A fine pair of Turn-of-last-Century cufflinks, each cufflink comprising a nail and hunting horn motif, with chain fitting, all in yellow gold, signed Mellerio 2355M, bearing Fench ha...
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Early 1900s French Victorian Antique Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mellerio Wood and Gold Cufflinks, circa 1960
By Mellerio
Located in London, GB
A pair of vintage Mellerio cufflinks, set with two sections of dark wood and two alternate sections of 18ct gold, in circular discs, signed Mellerio, with chain link connections and ...
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1960s French Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Gold

Mellerio Emerald Diamond Gold Pendant Necklace
By Mellerio
Located in New York, NY
Italian made by Mellerio, 18k gold necklace with an emerald and diamond pendant. Necklace is 17" long, pendant - 26mm x 15mm. Emerald measures approx. 9.5 x 10.7 x 4.3mm, diamonds ap...
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20th Century Italian Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Gold

Mellerio Bird Brooch in 18 Karat Yellow Gold and Ruby Circa 1960
By Mellerio
Located in Paris, FR
MELLERIO Bird Brooch in 18 carat yellow Gold, the Eye setting a Ruby circa 1960. Small bird in profile on a branch, the body finely chiseled in imitation of the plumage, the twisted ...
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1960s French Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mellerio Natural Unenhanced Muzo Emerald Diamond Ring, circa 1960
By Mellerio
Located in London, GB
Mellerio Colombian emerald and diamond ring. Set with a central octagonal emerald-cut natural Colombian emerald with no colour enhancement and minor clarity enhancement in an open ba...
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1960s French Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

Materials

Diamond, Emerald, Platinum

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Previously Available Items
Mellerio Sapphire Diamond Enamel Gold Flying Duck Brooch
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Adorable flying duck brooch by Mellerio, adorned with diamond eyes, blue sapphires and enamel. Brooch measures 1 5/8" x 1.5". Hallmarked Mellerio, 3302 BB. Weight of the piece - 9.5 ...
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20th Century French Mellerio Jewelry

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Mid Century Mellerio Paris GIA No Heat Sapphire Diamond Platinum Ring
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One Mid Century Mellerio Paris GIA No Heat Sapphire Diamond Platinum Ring. Featuring one GIA certified oval mixed cut blue sapphire of approximately 3.70 carat, accompanied with cert...
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1960s Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

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Rare Mellerio Necklace Amethyst Yellow and White Gold
By Mellerio
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A rare creation by Mellerio, an openwork two-tone gold necklace features eight cabochon amethysts. Comprised of the moving parts connected by hinges for flexibility. Its distinctive ...
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1940s Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

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Mellerio Paris Vintage 2.10 Carats Ruby Diamond 18 Karat Gold Gemstone Ring
By Mellerio
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Centering an oval cut ruby weighing approximately 1.10 carats - bright red in color Bezel set and flanked by two bezel set oval cut diamonds - K/L color Shoulders are channel set w...
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1970s French Contemporary Vintage Mellerio Jewelry

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Mellerio Yellow Gold Cufflinks
By Mellerio
Located in New York, NY
Authentic pair of Mellerio cufflinks crafted in 18 karat yellow gold. These cufflinks feature an equestrian motif - riding bits - and fit around the outside of the shirt cuff. Signed...
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2010s Mellerio Jewelry

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18 Karat Yellow Gold Enamel Cocktail Ring by Mellerio
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Mellerio Diamond Reversible Ring, circa 1950
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Mellerio Vintage Yellow Gold and Coral Articulated Crab Brooch
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Circa 1970s Mellerio 18K Yellow Gold Crab Brooch, measuring 1 1/2 inch in Diameter and Having Articulated, moving Claws and Legs, centrally set with a 5/8 inch diameter Coral and als...
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Mellerio GIA 1.70 Carat Brilliant Cut Diamond 18 Karat Gold Engagement Ring
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Mellerio Diamond Sapphire Enamel Gold Duck Brooch
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The duck seems to be in full flight while resting on your lapel, a dynamic combination of stillness and movement. This Mellerio brooch features diamond...
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Mellerio Gold and Diamond Fish Earrings
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Located in Amsterdam, NL
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Mellerio jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a range of Mellerio jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique items was designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Mellerio jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Mellerio diamond jewelry & watches, from our inventory of 7, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. We have 19 pieces in this collection as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Pierre Sterlé, Mellerio dits Meller, and Sasportas. Prices for Mellerio jewelry & watches can differ depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $2,196 and tops out at $248,500, while pieces like these, on average, can sell for $12,614.
Questions About Mellerio Jewelry
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Founded in 1613, Mellerio dits Meller is a 400-year-old French jewelry house. Jean-Baptise Mellerio founded Mellerio dits Meller, and the brand claims to be the oldest family-owned company in Europe. You’ll find a large collection of Mellerio jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mellerio dits Meller is a French jewelry house founded in 1613 by the Mellerio family. The brand claims to be the oldest family-owned company in Europe with over 400 years in business. Browse a collection of Mellerio jewelry pieces on 1stDibs.

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