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From City financier to jewellery designer, Robert Tateossian founded his eponymous brand with the purpose of offering men and women a distinctive way to express their personality and style. Widely recognised as the ‘King of Cufflinks’ due to his successful range of cufflinks, Robert often draws on his international upbringing, love of luxury and travel in creating pieces that are innovative, unique and of uncompromising quality.
Born in Kuwait to Lebanese-Armenian parents and educated at French schools in Rome, Robert, who is fluent in seven languages, studied international finance at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance in Pennsylvania, before embarking on a successful career with Merrill Lynch on Wall Street and in the City of London.
After dedicating seven years to the world of banking, his natural creative flair, love of luxury and keen eye for detail, led him to jewellery and accessory design. In 1990, Tateossian Ltd was established in London.
Inspired by everything, from travel and religion to art and fashion, and with no creative limitations, traditional metals such as silver and gold are often combined with precious jewels such as diamonds, sapphires and rubies, as well as carbon fibre, meteorites and crystals. Many of the Tateossian signature elements reflect Robert’s own appreciation of mechanism, aesthetics and the unconventional, delivering distinctive yet wearable pieces.
While still creating handcrafted, contemporary and unique cufflinks for discerning businessmen, the brand is now much more than a purveyor of stylish shirt sleeve fasteners for bankers and brokers. The men’s collection features a wide range of accessories: from watches to money clips, rings, necklaces and bracelets all with the Tateossian trademark use of innovative and striking materials.
Tateossian’s range of women’s jewellery epitomises stylish elegance: all the materials are hand-finished with only the finest materials. Each piece is a statement, using eye-catching materials such as fresh water pearls, precious metals and semi-precious gems in a myriad of colour combinations.
Robert Tateossian lives and works London, spending 70% of his time travelling around the world sourcing stones, meeting clients and gaining inspiration for his latest collections.