By Brecken Branstrator
The staff of the Manfredi Jewels Greenwich location, with Roberto and Roberta Chiappelloni pictured at center.
Greenwich, Conn.—Connecticut retailer Manfredi Jewels is celebrating 30 years in business.  

The company feted the occasion on Oct. 27 at its Greenwich flagship location, where guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvre and drinks while browsing Manfredi’s collection of jewelry and timepieces.

The retailer teamed up with a number of iconic brands it stocks, such as Fabergé, Messika, Voutilainen and Grönefeld, to create and showcase one-of-a-kind pieces for the occasion.  

One such item is the Voutilainen x Manfredi 30th Anniversary Watch, with a retail price tag of CHF 117,000 (about $116,032). Only eight numbered editions of the timepiece are available. Making it truly one-of-a-kind, each client is able to customize their timepiece to their specification upon order, choosing dial color, guilloche pattern, style, color and finish of numerals or indices, color and finish of hands, and finishing of the movement. 

Meanwhile, Fabergé showcased pieces representing the past, present and future of the work of Peter-Carl Fabergé, like clocks, eggs and watches, and debuted Fabergé watches made with Gemfields emeralds and rubies.

Messika’s “Once Upon A Time” collection, which pays tribute to various iconic fairytales, was also made available, while Grönefeld, a new addition to the Manfredi business, displayed three variations of their 1941 Remontoire timepiece.

“Bringing the finest and most unique brands to Greenwich has been my passion for the last 30 years,” owner Roberto Chiappelloni said. “Growing up in Italy, I developed a fascination and love for art and craftsmanship. I know how fortunate I am to have been able to turn my love of fine timepieces and jewelry into a thriving business.

“Greenwich is such a wonderful town where I not only started my business 30 years ago but I also call it my home. I have been able to contribute to so many families’ memories by helping them choose that special watch or piece of jewelry for the perfect anniversary present, graduation gift, engagement ring or that ‘extra’ stocking stuffer. It has been my pleasure to have been part of such a wonderful community.”

Manfredi currently has two locations in Connecticut—Greenwich and New Canaan.

In 2015, owner Roberto Chiappelloni purchased the building in Greenwich that Manfredi Jewels has called home since its founding.

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