Janesich was established in 1835 by Leopoldo Janesich (1802-1880) who set up his firm in the north eastern Italian coastal city of Trieste on the Capo di Piazzi. Dalmatian by birth, Leopoldo spent his twenties gaining experience in workshops. He began by selling both jewelry and silverware to people traveling to, then Italy's largest seaport. These connections brought pieces throughout Italy including Florence, Rome and Venice. His son Giovanni (1836-1927) took the name Janesich to France after years of visiting for there business. He established a branch in Paris on the Rue de Lafayette in 1896. Giovanni’s son Alberto moved to Paris to manage the business. Alberto’s brother Giuseppe took over the management of the shop in Trieste. They opened an office in London at 179 New Bond Street and by 1913 they were able to take on another two premises, one situated on Paris’s rue de la Paix at number 19 and the other in Monte Carlo. The outbreak of World War I devastated the business but they survived. After the war the company opened in Deauville and Vichy. Giuseppe’s son Pietro (known as MoMo) joined the company in 1927 the same year that his Grandfather passed away. Alberto passed away in 1933 and Giuseppe in 1937 so Pietro was then running the company himself. Some of the locations has closed and Pietro decided to return home to Trieste from where he continued to work until his death in 1971. Francesco, the sixth generation of Janesich heads up the firm.