Passion for Jewellery
The House of Moussaieff, one of the most discreet and exclusive high-jewellery emporiums in the world, was founded almost two centuries ago.
In the 1850s, Moussaieff, a pearl merchant with a fearless passion for jewels and great grandfather-in-law of the present owner, would spend days in the deserts of Arabia, in search of the most ravishing natural pearls from the Persian Gulf. He would buy these directly from the divers and trade them throughout the region for gemstones from India. His knowledge and expertise were passed down to his son, who moved to Paris and established himself as a leading dealer, supplying the great Parisian master jewellers of the Belle Époque and the 1920s.
It did not take long before very important private connoisseurs discovered the name Moussaieff, and a few decades later, in 1963, the first boutique was opened in London’s Park Lane. It soon attracted a loyal clientele who came to admire the house for its exclusivity, its discretion and above all its magnificent jewels. A second London boutique, on Bond Street, followed in 2006.
Since then, always with the same discretion, Moussaieff Jewellers has become synonymous with the finest and rarest jewels, which adorn members of royal families and heads of state, as well as the most discerning collectors.
More than 50 years on, Alisa Moussaieff is still the mastermind and driving force behind this fabled family venture. She has become one of the most influential and respected players in the diamond and precious-stone market, known for her unerring instincts, her dedication and her passion for gems. Over the years, Moussaieff has built up an extraordinary collection of stones, including such historic pieces as the Moussaieff Red, which, at 5.11cts, is among the largest Natural Fancy Red diamonds ever seen.