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A brilliant history spanning more than two centuries.

Leitão & Irmão

At the beginning of the 19th century, Casa Leitão & Irmão was established. Founded by José Pinto Leitão in 1822 in the city of Porto, over the next 200 years the brand would build a successful career that is interwoven with the very history of jewellery and goldsmithing in Portugal.


From its foundation to the present day, Casa Leitão's main cornerstones have been its investment in design, technical modernity and respect for the quality of its jewellery. Recognition was not long in coming. In 1873, Casa Leitão was appointed Goldsmith of the Brazilian Imperial Household by the then Emperor of Brazil, Pedro II. A few years later, it was the turn of the King of Portugal, Luís I, to establish Casa Leitão as Jewellers of the Portuguese Crown. These events turned the brand into a world reference.


Casa Leitão & Irmão has always enjoyed a close relationship with important artists who, over the years, have developed exclusive collections for the brand. Like the cutlery designed by René Lalique, the tableware modelled by Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, Salvador Dali's art de la table, the nativity scene by sculptor Graça Costa Cabral, as well as the piece commemorating the Leitão brand's bicentenary with the sculptor José Aurélio.


Sustainability is a central motif for the brand. The raw materials used in jewellery, due to their intrinsic worth, are usually reused. Gold, silver and platinum are melted down and re-entered into the production cycle. What's more, the precious stones purchased are certified and guaranteed to be of the same origin.


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