Maison Mauboussin’s history can be traced back to 1827 when a Mr. Rocher founded a workshop for creating jewelry in the Rue Greneta, in Paris. In 1869, Rocher’s business associate Jean Baptiste Noury took control of the firm. Noury’s nephew, Georges Mauboussin, entered the firm as an apprentice in 1876 and eventually established the Maison Mauboussin.
The brand has a rich history spanning more than 175 years in France and New York with the renowned firm of Trabert, Hoeffer and Mauboussin. The house acquired official recognition at the time of the universal exhibitions of 1873 and 1878 where the dazzling Mauboussin jewelry, adorned with sapphires, emeralds and a variety of precious stones, was successfully launched.
Mauboussin brought forward the multi-colored gemstone design of tutti frutti jewelry with its craftsmanship being exhibited at numerous international exhibitions, such as the Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in 1925. International exhibitions were very effective in enhancing the brand’s popularity with Mauboussin showcasing its jewelry pieces from Milan to Buenos Aires.
The glamorous colors of Mauboussin jewelry have become the hallmark of the brand with contemporary designs like the Nadia rings, Olympe, Mauboussin Peace Color ornaments and the iconic jewelry pieces of the house from the Art Deco period and that of the 1960s and 70s. Mauboussin jewelry is a unique blend of tradition and modernity.
The company successfully progressed and soon required new premises. When Georges’ son, Pierre, joined the business, it was decided that the business be moved nearer to the Opéra and Place Vendôme. The Maison’s success throughout the 1930s has been attributed to some exceptionally wealthy customers like Queen Nazli of Egypt and the Indian Maharaja of Indore. The house created a swirl necklace and matching earrings, adorned with diamonds and cabochon rubies, for Queen Nazli.
Starting from the renowned “Reflections” line of the 1930s to its contemporary designs, Mauboussin jewelry is highly sought-after by collectors. The house was bought by Dominique Fremont in 2002 and is still independently owned with boutiques in Paris, New York, Singapore, and Japan.
The Miller House is committed to offering the most magnificent pieces of second-hand Mauboussin jewelry. To achieve this, special care is given to the authentication procedure depending on the crafting and overall condition of the ornament. Every jewel undergoes a restoration process within our workshop. Pre-owned Mauboussin jewelry pieces displayed in our showcases are sold at a 40 to 50 percent discount on the original purchase price.