Miriam de Ungría’s constant pursuit of aesthetics and the need of being surrounded by beautiful things led her to spend five years at the Complutense University of Madrid, where she earned her degree in Geography and History, specializing  in Art History. A year after the completion of her degree, her lifelong fascination with the world of jewelry led her to the European Centre of Gemology and Jewelry at the University of Oviedo where she studied gemology, jewelry manufacturing, wax molding, gemstone setting and jewelry design, which she would later perfect in Italy.

The ensuing courses in diamonds, colored stones and pearls, as well as those of jewelry appraisal, would give her the credentials to pursue her career as a jewelry designer and appraiser.

She launched her first jewelry collection in 1991, introducing herself to a clientele that immediately vested their trust in her, not only for her designs but also for the appraisal of their most personal pieces of jewelry. Hence, she successfully brought together her two passions: design and gemology.

In 1991 she, along with a group of gemologists and appraisers, founded the Spanish Jewelry Appraisers’ Association (A.E.T.A.) which later served as its president.

Shortly thereafter, she would expand her professional horizons by collaborating with others in the sector. In January 2000, she joined forces with Spain’s premier international jewelry brand, Carrera y Carrera, on a major project to modernize and re-position the brand. As the Director of Fine Jewelry at Carrera y Carrera, she launched the “Garden of Roses” collection in New York in July 2002, the success of which enhanced her reputation and status internationally.

She continues to deepen her expertise in jewelry through further research, and her increasing renown has led her to add value not only to private clients, but also to insurance companies, judiciaries, notaries, lawyers, banks and other businesses.

In 2012 she collaborated in the Dictionary “ Luxury and responsibility” where she worked as a co-author defining all terms related to jewelry and watches.

In 2014 she launched her biggest challenge: her own brand MdeU, which has been growing with the web site www.mdeu.es and corners at the El Corte Inglés department Store in Spain. She came out with three collections: “Heart&Roses”, “Asia” and “Limited Edition” and soon she added “Logo” and “Just say it”. Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, brooches, cufflinks…and even a small sample of pieces for the house “MdeU Home” with silver initials for an exclusive scented soaps which soon became a must.

Year 2016 started with two new collections: “Elipse” and “Color”, a renovated web site and a business plan focused in the international market, which took her to Dubai and Jordan. In January 2017, coinciding with the launch of “Universe” collection, she presented her designs in Bulgaria. Very much aware of the importance of the social media, MdeU is daily showing products in Facebook and Instagram and updating the web site.

August 2018 is a new turning point; Miriam de Ungría moves to London convinced that there is a business opportunity for her, after the positive results of the trunk show organized two months earlier in this city.  Although the launch in October of the latest collection “Meninas” happened in Madrid, London is the current setting to develop the brand.  

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