As a young boy growing up in Italy, Francarlo Micilotta always had a passion for jewellery. At the tender age of 15, he began his apprenticeship as a goldsmith, where he also attended the acclaimed Benvenuto Cellini School of Jewellery, one of the foremost in the world.
Arriving in South Africa with his family in 1968, the 20 year old Francarlo, who was barely able to speak a word of English, began his industrious career in his new found country, by repairing jewellery for various stores and commissioning privately.
On 1 June 1970, at only 22 years of age, the young and ambitious Francarlo launched his first store in Main Street, Port Elizabeth. Since then Francarlo Designer Goldsmith has moved from strength to strength, now servicing customers from their elegant store in the Walmer Park Shopping Centre as well as online and through Video Consultations available to clients around the globe. Find out more …
Our FREE Video Consultation Service
We have come a long way over the last 51 years from sending faxes and long distance crackling telephone calls, and thanks to the ever evolving delights and convenience of modern technology, we are able to provide you with a FREE consultation from wherever you are, literally at your fingertips!