Apart Story

HISTORY


The history of Apart dates back over four decades. In spite of a difficult economic environment, the fierce passion and determination combined with extensive knowledge, skills, and a strong desire to create beauty paved the way for Apart to become a major jewelry brand, leading the Polish market and gradually taking over foreign markets. It is a truly exceptional story.  

1977

1977


Back in the early days, Adam Rączyński, master craftsman specializing in goldsmithing and jewelry-making, opens his first workshop.

1983

1983


Adam Rączyński is joined by his brother Piotr Rączyński to further expand the business.

Lata 80

The 80s


Jewelry production output is growing to meet the rising demand from local and foreign markets.

Lata 90

The 90s


With an increased production capacity, an ambitious idea is born to establish an independent distribution network. The brothers focus on making gold jewelry with diamonds.

1983

1997


Apart opens its first store. It has been decorated in line with the latest European interior design trends.

2001

2001


Apart begins collaborating with the most renowned Swiss watchmakers.

2001

2001


The number of stores is growing rapidly. At the time, there are 24 Apart outlets operating across Poland.

2005

2005


Apart completes the construction of a modern head office situated in Suchy Las near Poznań. The previous office is converted to serve production purposes.

2006

2006


Apart’s design and production infrastructure is expanding rapidly. Investments are made in a number of state-of-the-art technologies. Apart receives a prestigious 2006 Marqa Award (currently known as the Polish Brand award), granted by the Rzeczpospolita daily to Poland’s strongest brands. As of today, Apart has received the award multiple times.

Aneta Kręglicka - ambasadorka Apart

2007


Apart partners with the first miss world from Poland, Aneta Kręglicka. Notable for her serene beauty, great class and sophisticated style, she becomes Apart’s Diamond Ambassador. Their collaboration continues until 2011. The beauty queen participates in the first advertising campaign created to the world’s highest standards. It is shot in three metropolises: New York, Paris and Warsaw. Photographed by Marek Straszewski, the original shoot showcases Apart’s luxurious jewelry and beautiful women against a picturesque backdrop of urban landscapes. The campaign receives widespread acclaim and proves remarkably successful.

2009

2009


The Diamond Night of Luxury show is named the Event of the Year by the Twój Styl monthly. For the third time, Apart is named Poland’s strongest brand by the Rzeczpospolita daily. The number of stores exceeds 150.

2010

2010


Apart partners with fashion star Anja Rubik, Poland’s top fashion model. In 2012, Anja Rubik is ranked as an Industry Icon by Models.com. Their collaboration continues until August 2018.

Anja Rubik i Sasha Knezevic

2011


Apart launches a special campaign to pay homage to the timeless beauty of diamonds. It stars Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic, photographed by Marcin Tyszka at a number of picturesque locations in Paris (beautiful outdoors and stylish palace interiors). His stunning photographs showcase Apart’s superb diamond jewelry. The campaign is launched during the Diamant Mon Amour gala held in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park.

2012

2012


Apart receives an exclusive right to use the UEFA EURO 2012™ trademarks in its jewelry.

2013

2013


Thirty years after starting their company, the Rączyński brothers celebrate a pearl anniversary. Apart launches a new campaign titled Pearl Anniversary to promote a special line of pearl jewelry.

Apart wprowadza na rynek Albert Riele

2013


Apart launches a Swiss timepiece brand Albert Riele. Grounded in a deep passion for the finest watchmaking traditions, the Swiss brand originally conceived in 1881 is restored its former glory and a rightful place among the highest regarded premium watch brands. Today, Albert Riele offers five lines of excellent women’s timepieces with a “Swiss made” marker, encapsulating the fascinating history of the brand and making use of the most sophisticated technologies.

2015

2015


Apart launches a new line of Walt Disney and Star Wars licensed jewelry featuring popular themes and movie characters.

2016

2016


Apart bolsters its sales network, bringing it to the latest industry standards.

2017

2017


Apart celebrates its 40th anniversary. The auspicious occasion is marked with a special campaign starring Kasia Smutniak (for the first time as Apart’s ambassador; their collaboration continues until 2018), Anja Rubik, Kasia Sokołowska and Małgorzata Socha. The breathtaking photo shoot is held in the most iconic Italian towns and locations. It is followed with a publication of an exclusive limited-edition photo book. Apart’s 40th anniversary celebration culminates during the La Notte Italiana gala held in the Grand Theater and National Opera in Warsaw, attended by a host of notable and renowned guests.

2017

2017


Apart completes the expansion of its head office, creating space for modern logistic and office facilities.

2018

2018


The world’s most renowned luxury watch brands are available in Poland’s largest 300-sqm Apart store, located in Galeria Mokotów Shopping Center in Warsaw.

2018

2018


Planning to enter foreign markets, Adam and Piotr Rączyński acquire a Czech jewelry chain store to expand it under the brand name Apart.