About RA

A love for jewellery that runs in the blood.

Discover our legacy beginnings in 1898 with Emmanuel Azzopardi, Raphael’s great-grandfather who was a pioneer in the jewellery business. He started handcrafting jewellery from a workshop in Valletta and was succeeded by his son Victor Azzopardi, Raphael’s grandfather, who continued the business from Valletta and Floriana. The business then passed on to Joseph Azzopardi, Raphael’s father, who taught Raphael the ropes for 17 years. It was after this time, in 2011, that Raphael moved on to have his own outlet in the centre of Ibrag, Malta.

A well-informed opinion

As a qualified gemmologist who studied diamonds at the International Gemmological Institute in Antwerp, Raphael specialises in fine quality, certified diamonds from the world’s most renowned bodies GIA, IGI and HRD. Besides loose diamonds, Raphael’s exquisite outlet, offers a wide range of diamond jewellery, semi-precious stones and silver jewellery. A range suitable for different tastes and budgets.

More than just jewellery

Raphael Azzopardi Jewellery is not only about jewellery but also about adorning one’s home with luxury home decor items and also everyday necessities such as cutlery, stemware and dinnersets. We pride ourselves of having unusual items and exclusive gift ideas making RA a shop to be considered when compiling a wedding gift list or when in search of something particular that makes a statement.

Raphael’s philosophy is to offer customers a concoction of unusual items, top quality products from world renowned brands, reasonable prices and the best personal service.

Our Experience and Heritage

Raphael comes from the Azzopardi family – a line of jewelers reaching back as far as 1898


The seeds to a family of jewellers were sowed in a workshop in Valletta where Emmanuele Azzopardi handcrafted fine jewellery for the fashion-forward, upper class of the time.
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Emmanuele Azzopardi


Emmanuele’s son, Victor Azzopardi, opened the first retail outlet in Floriana.

Victor Azzopardi


 Joseph Azzopardi, Raphael’s father, continued to run the business in Floriana.


Joseph Azzopardi

1999 - Raphael Azzopardi

Raphael Azzopardi joined the family business.  In 1999, he furthered his studies at the HRD-Institute of Gemmology in Antwerp.

Raphael Azzopardi

2011 - New outlet in Ibrag

Raphael Azzopardi opened his own outlet in Ibrag, Swieqi, Malta.

Raphael Azzopardi

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