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Discover THE WORKMANSHIPS OFHemmerle and how these bronze and gold earrings with tourmalines came to life!


Spanning an abundant 127- year history, the German high-end jewelry brand name House of Hemmerle was on my workshop container list for the longest time and lastly my dream came to life! Run by the fourth household generation, Hemmerle is a name to understand in the jewellery world, methodically trying the conventions of haute joaillerie to produce distinct works of jewellery art. I was fortunate sufficient to enter their workshop and see their products and strategies, which have actually been around for years and yet are continuously enhanced and redefined. To me Hemmerle is a mix of imagination and competence with an extremely unique visual. Read on to find why!


TheHouse of Hemmerle has actually constantly been a household affair where innovative effort is a collective motivation procedure. Every staff member of this fourth household generation plays a vital part. In the very best customs of democracy, a consentaneous contract is required for a gem to exceed the concept phase and see the light of the workshop.

“With these earrings our inspirations are nails… We have always loved juxtapositions in design, in colours and materials. Our inspiration is the idea of how can something as industrial and heavy as a nail create a floating atmosphere and make an earring appear very light, very airy and very attractive” – Christian Hemmerle


To the pleasure of the gemologist in me, the innovative procedure at Hemmerle atelier constantly begins with the gems! They influence the palette of the future piece and as the House of Hemmerle means utilizing uncommon products, metals like bronze have actually ended up being the signature, providing the ideal shade to match the stones.

“We enjoyed the brown colours of tourmalines, so we chose to produce earrings with bronze since the colour of bronze is extremely fitting to the colour of gems ” – Christian Hemmerle

Starting with the illustration, the style procedure of the Hemmerle jewelry is a journey of constant interaction. The workshop was intentionally created with an area for exchanging ideas, and the possibilities of bringing the style concept and illustration of the gem to life are completely talked about. Prototype structure begins at an extremely early phase, exceeding the requirement for technical 3D sketches of the future gem.

“-LRB- *******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) we are making models all the method, it is constantly a trial & & mistake procedure, which is rather distinct … And it is the beauty of it!” – Christian Hemmerle


Floating gems– This is among my most preferred settings and among the most complex to attain excellence. These Hemmerle earrings are created to produce the impression that the tourmalines are drifting in the air held entirely by the pointy bronze nails. It is the workmanship beyond one ’ s creativity, where every millimetre is analyzed in order to prevent earrings producing a heavy search the ears. The nails go through the opening in the hoop and hold the gems from the side. Did I discuss all of Hemmerle ’ s productions are unique?

The‘complement vision’– Following the concepts of Bauhaus style, the House of Hemmerle broadens the visual vocabulary of their gems by try out products and colours in such a way that might be thought about progressive by some jewellery lovers, however not by me! I keep falling for the German modern jewelry of Hemmerle and their ingenious technique to dealing with colour, which has currently end up being a signature:

“-LRB- *****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************) utilize metals that match the palette, stones and the total vision of each production. Compared to basic white gold or increased gold, which have constraints, embeding in bronze and patinated copper allows a richer colour combination to have fun with” – Christian Hemmerle


To my large pleasure, the majority of the gems utilized in renowned Hemmerle jewellery are antique, discovered in the old gems and provided a brand-new house. These stunning brown tourmalines along with other gems are recut by hand by a relied on partner in Germany, making the gems come to life in a hot, human and non-computed technique.

Being in the restoring market, gold utilized in Hemmerle jewellery is melted and recycled. These earrings will have the Hemmerle workshop-made gold connected at the back for stability. Since the bronze offsets most of the gem, it requires to be of impressive quality and is industrially produced in a vacuum to prevent any air shaft in the metal.


To my surprise, these earrings were totally crafted by one artisan! The Hemmerle workshop focuses on 2 crucial tasks: goldsmithing and setting. One goldsmith is committed to dealing with a gem from start to end up, then the gems setter gets included.

The individuals making the Hemmerle style come to life are knowledgeable artisans, who have actually very first gone through a 3.5-year apprenticeship program and devoted 5-6 more years to operating at the workshop to end up being master artisans. Yet, among the tricks of the workshop magic of Hemmerle is that they never ever stop establishing brand-new strategies and methods. Even the artisans, who have actually been operating at Hemmerle for 30 years, still find out and ideal every day.

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