From City Finacier to the "King of Cufflinks" and jewelry trendsetter; it seems a mighty leap for anyone to make- but for Robert Tateossian, a man whose international upbringing and love of travelling the world over has provided design inspiration, the transition was natural. Born in Kuwait and educated at French schools in Rome, Tateossian (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 seven years of investment banking, Tateossian was ready to fulfill his ambition to start his own business. His creative flair, love of luxury and keen eye for detail led him to jewelry and accessory design, setting up offices in London and initially a workshop in Birmingham- in the heart of England's silversmith industry. Tateossian seeks the finest craftsmanship available globally and capitalizes on the best techniques and quality for price. His goal has been always to create a line of jewelry and accessories for men and women that reflected his own ethos: stylish, unique and of uncompromising quality. In 1990, Tateossian LTD was created.
Inspired by everything from travel and religion to art and fashion, the seasonal collections for men and women provide a distinctive and unique product. With no limitations on materials, silver and gold are combined with precious jewels such as diamonds, sapphires and rubies, as well as fibre optic and crystals.
While still creating the ultimate range of handcrafted, contemporary and unique cufflinks for discerning businessman, 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 in
keeping with the Tateossian trademark use of
innovative and striking materials.
Tateossian's range of women's jewelry epitomizes stylish elegance: all materials used are hand- finished using only the finest materials. Each piece is a statement, using eye- catching materials like fresh water pearls, precious metals and semi- precious gems in a myriad of colour combinations.
Robert Tateossian lives in- and runs the business from- London; but he still spends 70% of his time travelling around the world sourcing suppliers, meeting clients and gaining inspiration for his latest collections.