Italian, from Florence, having lived in America and South America, and having travelled extensively, Tessa has been inspired by art, landscapes and people encountered on her
journeys. Her passion for art brought her to work at Sotheby’s while studying at the Chelsea College of Art & Design. Attracted by colours in fashion, she then joined Estée Lauder
where she launched the new colour ranges for the UK. After completing jewellery courses at Central St Martin’s and having discovered unique gemstones around the world, Tessa created ASSYA. A year later, her sister, Ninfa, joined the brand, and together they have developed the label to offer fabulous collections and bespoke pieces, instantly recognised for their timeless appeal, understated femininity and chic glamour!
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