The seeds of Assya were planted in 2004 when designer Tessa Grazzini came back from a trip to India with a hand full of colourful stones, a passion she fostered from childhood. Armed with a natural eye for design, Tessa set about establishing her own distinctive style and vision of the brand’s creations.
“I wanted to create beautiful jewellery for stylish women of the world by taking unusual gem stones and converting them into high quality, fashionable and affordable accessories. The objective of my creations is to adorn women and make them glamorous everyday, whether in their jeans or at a cocktail party."
Italian born, Tessa lived in North and South America and travelled the world extensively before settling in London. Tessa finds her inspirations in the Orient’s exotic shapes, architecture, art and colours. But most of all she takes inspiration from women all over the world.
Assya jewels are true works of art that combine excellence in the working of silver, vermeil, 18ct gold and specially sourced custom cut semi-precious and precious stones. Each piece is carefully handmade using only the highest quality materials in Assya workshops in the UK and Italy. Gemstones and colours are intrinsic to the design process giving each piece its uniqueness. The label is also known for experimenting with different finishes, including its trademark shimmer, achieved using a sand blasting technique over silver and gold.
Today Assya is fast becoming an established and much loved jewellery brand. The fashionable yet timeless designs are a favourite among celebrities such as Kimberly Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Eliza Doolittle and Elle Macpherson. Assya has regularly been featured in leading publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Glamour and Grazia.