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Au­de­mars Pi­guet

A mu­st-vi­sit sto­po­ver for lu­xu­ry wat­ch lo­vers. A pur­veyor of clas­sic wat­ches sin­ce 1875, Au­de­mars Pi­guet is the pla­ce to go for ele­gant ti­me­pie­ces, ma­de to the ve­ry hi­ghe­st stan­dards. Open Mo­nSat 10.30am-6.30pm. www.au­de­mar­spi­guet.com. Piaz­za San Mar­co, 18. T: 041 5285519. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (Rial­to stop). Map F4

Cartier

In ad­di­tion to its re­no­w­ned collections of hau­te joail­le­rie, Cartier is al­so fa­mous for its pri­ce­less ti­me­pie­ces, a per­fect mix of de­si­gn and tech­no­lo­gy, en­han­ced by pre­cious me­tals and dia­monds. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am7­pm. www.cartier.it. San Mar­co, 1474/1475 (Cal­le San Moi­sè). T: 041 8842511. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop). Map F5

Da­mia­ni

A re­fe­ren­ce point in the world of hi­gh-end jewel­ry, Da­mia­ni is re­no­w­ned for its un­mi­sta­ka­ble sty­le and in­no­va­ti­ve tech­ni­cal so­lu­tions, in­clu­ding its ‘a lu­net­te d'il­lu­sio­ne' set­ting de­si­gned to hi­ghlight the bril­lian­ce of its sto­nes. www. da­mia­ni.com. San Mar­co, 1320 (Cal­le Val­la­res­so). T: 041 2770661. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (San Mar­coVal­la­res­so stop). Map F4

Gems of Venice

For mo­re than thir­ty years, Gems of Venice has sour­ced the mo­st pre­cious sto­nes, whi­ch are then pro­ces­sed at its work­shop near the Rial­to Brid­ge, in the heart of Venice, to be­co­me au­then­tic wea­ra­ble art. Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-9.30pm;

Sun 10.30am-2pm/3.30pm-6.30pm. San Po­lo, 1044. T: 041 5225148. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (Rial­to stop). Map E4

Nar­di Ve­ne­zia

A com­bi­na­tion of a lo­ve of pre­cious sto­nes and a pas­sion for the art of gold­smi­the­ry ma­ke Nar­di's jewel­ry ra­re ac­ces­so­ries to be worn or col­lec­ted, the epi­to­me of sheer Ve­ne­tian ele­gan­ce. Open dai­ly 10am-6.30pm. www.nar­di-ve­ne­zia.com. Piaz­za San Mar­co, 69. T: 041 5225733. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (Rial­to stop). Map F5

Po­mel­la­to

Esta­bli­shed in 1967 as an ar­ti­sa­nal work­shop, over the years, its con­tem­po­ra­ry jewel­ry has cap­ti­va­ted wea­rers around the world. Po­mel­la­to crea­tes hi­ghly sought-af­ter collections fea­tu­ring a ran­ge of sto­nes boa­sting my­riad co­lours and ul­tra-fe­mi­ni­ne de­si­gns. Open Mon-Sat 10am7­pm; Sun 11am-7pm. www.po­mel­la­to.com. San Mar­co, 2031 (Cal­le Lar­ga XXII Mar­zo). T: 041 5231909. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop). Map F4

Roc­ca 1794

The bou­ti­que's swee­ping win­dow di­splay, over­loo­king the fa­mous St. Mark's Squa­re, ho­st the collections of pre­sti­gious brands in­clu­ding Da­mia­ni and Sal­vi­ni, but al­so the ico­nic mo­dels of so­me of the world's mo­st co­ve­ted hi­gh-end wat­ch­ma­kers in­clu­ding A. Lan­ge & Söh­ne, pia­get, Hu­blot, Ze­ni­th and Lon­gi­nes. Al­so par­ti­cu­lar­ly wor­thy of no­te are the splen­did crea­tions in glass han­d­craf­ted by Venini, unique ar­ti­fac­ts that add a de­fi­ni­te tou­ch of al­lu­re to the spa­ce. Ex­pert col­lec­tors or tho­se who are new to the ga­me can count on a ser­vi­ce of ex­cel­len­ce whi­ch en­tails full pre- and po­st-sa­le as­si­stan­ce. Other ser­vi­ces in­clu­de a full main­te­nan­ce ser­vi­ce wi­th check ups and pro­vi­ding in­ter­na­tio­nal cer­ti­fi­ca­tes. www. roc­ca1794.com. Open dai­ly 10.30am-7pm. Piaz­za San Mar­co, 125. T: 02 5201014. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Mar­co Val­la­res­so stop). Map F4

Sal­va­do­ri

RO­LEX RE­TAI­LER Sal­va­do­ri was foun­ded in Venice in 1857. A mem­ber of the World Fe­de­ra­tion of Diamond Bour­ses, Sal­va­do­ri pur­cha­ses its dia­monds from Ant­werp and Tel Aviv, ac­com­pa­nied by the hi­ghe­st diamond qua­li­ty cer­ti­fi­ca­tes.

Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10.30am-6.30pm. www.sal­va­do­ri-ve­ne­zia.eu. Diamond Ate­lier Venice: Piaz­za San Mar­co, 67. T: 041 5230609. Sal­va­do­ri Bou­ti­que Ro­lex: Piaz­za San Mar­co, 44. T: 041 2602313. Sal­va­do­ri Bou­ti­que Pa­ne­rai: Piaz­za San Mar­co, 47. T: 041 5200899.

Va­po­ret­to li­ne 1 or 2 (San Mar­co-Val­la­res­so stop).

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Tif­fa­ny & Co.

Foun­ded in 1837 in New York, Tif­fa­ny & Co. is a world-re­no­w­ned jewel­ler. Sin­ce its in­tro­duc­tion in 1886, the Tif­fa­ny® Set­ting has been kno­wn as the ul­ti­ma­te sym­bol of lo­ve, pa­ving the way for Tif­fa­ny's le­gen­da­ry col­lec­tion of en­ga­ge­ment rings. Bold, mo­dern collections, in­clu­ding the ele­gant, mi­ni­ma­li­st crea­tions de­si­gned by El­sa Pe­ret­ti and the brightly-co­lou­red li­nes by Pa­lo­ma Pi­cas­so, ha­ve ma­de Tif­fa­ny a de­sti­na­tion for tho­se see­king spec­ta­cu­lar beau­ty, sty­le and the

ve­ry be­st in de­si­gn. Open dai­ly 10am-7.30pm. www.tif­fa­ny.it. San Mar­co, 1336 (Cal­le Val­la­res­so). T: 041 5201037. Va­po­ret­to li­ne 2 (San Mar­coVal­la­res­so stop).

Map F5

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