Les Nereides was founded in Paris in 1980 by Pascale and Enzo Amaddeo. The label has developed an international reputation as a fashion brand symbolising creativity, quality and femininity. The dreamy universe of Les Nereides has always found its inspiration in treasures and symbols discovered during Pascale and Enzo’s travelling and collecting.
The jewellery is all made and painted by hand in the Les Nereides workshops. Each piece is unique and each collection tells a story.
From its first boutique in Nice in France, Les Nereides has expanded across Europe, the United Kingdom and internationally, including the major Asian markets of Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai … and now these beautiful and unique designs are available in Australia. With absolute attention to detail in both design and quality, the Les Nereides range encompasses necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings.
Les Nereides name signification – The Sea Nymphs
In Greek mythology, the Nereides were the sea nymph daughters of Nereus, the Old Man of the Sea. This evocative name was chosen by Pascale Amaddeo’s grandfather when creating the logo for the brand. According to the mythology, when there are fifty Nereides, they have the power to reinvent themselves.
Lucky Number 18
Our founders Pascale and Enzo Amaddeo have a strong and enduring association with the number 18. Pascale was born on December 18, at 18:18; she got married at age 18; the combination of their names ‘Pascale Enzo Amaddeo’ has 18 letters; and the number has recurred in their postal addresses, telephone numbers and anecdotes. Number 18 is so unforgettable for the Amaddeo clan: they even have an 18 tattoed on their wrists!
N2 – Les Nereides’ sister brand
A pinch of humour, a dash of daring creativity, sprinkled with a quirky mind, here is N2! Launched by Les Nereides designers, in 2004, N2 is a french jewellery brand with a sense of humour for the spirited woman who is young or young at heart. The jewellery (made and painted by hand) revisits the most famous fairy tales and brings us into a wonderful and fantastic world.