Photo: The famous bell in the Maiolica version
Capri is where everything started for us. Every day its energy, colors and scents give life to something extraordinary and unique, which we lovingly turn into jewels. Chantecler wouldn’t be the same company it is today if Capri, as well as being the focal point of our equilibrium, were not also at the center of a world that marks time and influences styles. Our Island has from time immemorial been a meeting place for influential people; cover story divas and prominent intellectuals bestowing the international appeal that makes it so special and that has given us the privilege to grow there.
The friendship between Pietro Capuano and Salvatore Aprea created a partnership that throughout the decades to come maintained the charm of those magical years intact.
Chantecler was founded in 1947 and in the same year opened their first Boutique in Capri. Thanks to devoted world famous clients over the years, the two jewelers’ fame stretched beyond the shores of the Island.
In 1994 Chantecler chose Cortina, the pearl of the Dolomites, to open their second Boutique. Openings in Milan followed in 2002, in Tokyo in 2007, in Astana, Kazakistan in 2012 and in Hong Kong in 2013. Finally, due to expanding distribution, the legendary Chantecler is today one of the most dynamic entrepreneurial experience, headed by Salvatore Aprea’s heirs, Maria Elena, Costanza and Gabriele with his wife Teresa; they received their precious heritage and nourished it with passion, intelligence, vision but most of all with love and respect for the values within this extraordinary brand.
We strive for our jewels to reflect timeless, yet modern beauty.
One of the creations that so marked the history of Chantecler dates back to 1944, when Pietro Capuano and Salvatore Aprea took inspiration from the legend of St. Michael and did forge a bronze bell to donate as a lucky charm and a symbol of peace to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then president of the United States. The Campanella collection has its roots in this event, and has become an iconic symbol of our brand to which we are very fond of.
"We are children of Capri and have been lucky enough to grow up within a family that has made aesthetic sense a value, allowing us to succeed in fulfilling this very objective. Thanks to the craftsmanship secrets handed down from our father and safeguarded with pride, our values are mirrored in each Chantecler creation".
Gabriele, Maria Elena, Costanza Aprea
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