By The Gem Monarchy
Founded by its namesake Michael Villani, Villani Jewellers is an Adelaide-based family business paving the way forward for jewellers. Specialising in a wide array of custom creations and restorations, Michael Villani skillfully incorporates the valuable teachings passed down by his mentors, whose influence has shaped his abilities and creative prowess today.
Along with his wife Paula, Michael and the Villani Jewellers have created custom pieces for almost two decades. The business focuses on providing the best customer service and carefully selecting the most beautiful diamonds and precious gemstones to produce “all styles of fine jewellery in their area of expertise.”
THE VILLANI VARIETY
Villani Jewellers create an array of stunningly elegant jewellery, with each piece created with unique inspiration and purpose in mind. When designing a piece, Michael is largely driven by the client, valuing the “vision and the emotion connected” with each piece of custom jewellery. From there, Michael’s experience, skill set, and knowledge of jewellery making allow him to guide clients in designing something they treasure for a lifetime.
“There is no signature style,” Michael says. Villani Jewellers allows the creative mindset of each customer to transport their piece into a new realm of possibility. Creating simplistic, stunning, highly intricate or complex jewellery is a part of the matrix of everyday challenges he embraces with open arms. Michael believes restricting oneself to an individual style “limits your audience and customer base,” which, in turn, causes a reduction in the skills and knowledge that can be gained by jewellers.
THE JOYS OF JEWELLERY
Confident in their abilities, the team at Villani Jewellers aspires to be the “leading manufacturing jeweller in Adelaide for handmade jewellery. We are always looking to be the best version of ourselves… professionally and personally,” Michael explains. This belief, their continued commitment to the job and the strong team supporting them allow the pair to experience the joys of the jewellery industry together.
Villani Jewellers employs two additional workers who, thankfully, share the same ethos and vision, explains Michael, “It is essential that everyone who joins our team shares our values while they represent our brand, business, livelihood, and even community.”
THROUGH THICK AND THIN
With over 20 years of industry experience, Villani Jewellers have faced their fair share of challenges, each of which they have overcome with determination and drive. No matter the obstacle faced, the business always remains true to its core values and beliefs, honouring what Michael describes as the “traditional manufacturing of jewellery.”