hemmerle – CREATIVE & CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS NURTURING JEWELRY
As a pioneer of modern design, Hemmerle jewelry house has been breaking the rules and mesmerizing its customers, for more than 100 years with its authenticity and its unique, naïve, and handcrafted jewelry pieces that are nothing less than works of art. Today in Hemmerle designs, not only precious metals and unordinary wood types but also copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and even concrete are used. Each product features a story, a special mood, a unique look, and admiration for the world. Each piece with graceful colors, authentic ornaments, fantastic designs, and surprising, avant-garde interpretations becomes a work of art in the hands of professional masters.
Hemmerle jewelry house with a history of four generations opens its doors to Europe in 1893 in Munich with its first jewelry house founded by Joseph and Anton Hemmerle, and they universally introduce stylish products made with sophisticated techniques of the time. In 1895 the Hemmerle brothers become the official suppliers of the Bavaria Royal Palace, and in 1904 they open their first Hemmerle jewelry store in Munich’s famous Maximilianstrasse 14 street. In the Hemmerle boutique which serves at the same location for 117 years; jewelry in the classic style, silver items, and military medals was presented to the customers and at the same time, the Bavarian royal family, members of high society, and famous aristocrat families’ orders were not neglected.
After the First World War, in 1921, Joseph and Anton Hemmerle gradually convey the experience and the reins of the family handcraft to their sons Karl and Joseph Jr., and in 1937 Karl takes over the administration of the jewelry house altogether. However, 30 years later, Karl Hemmerle and his wife Laura fundamentally renovate the Hemmerle boutique and bring Stefan and Franz Hemmerle to the administration. Nature becomes an infinite source of inspiration for Stefan; one of his important designs is the “Tarantula” brooch, created using white and yellow gold, diamonds, sapphires, and a rare red-orange pearl with extraordinary anatomical precision.
In 1995 Stefan Hemmerle transcends creativity with a piece that radically changes the concept and philosophy of the previously produced jewelry by the jewelry house. Inspired by the German patriots who donated gold for the Independence War against Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century, Stefan brings his stainless steel ring together with diamonds. The work of art leaps forward in the modern jewelry world and takes first place in the favorites list. Serial designs of this type cross the boundary between the classic jewelry style and an utterly new, modern jewelry aesthetic, with bold color and texture combinations bearing the simplicity and splendor of the ’90s, and with the use of the rare, surprising precious stones engraved on unexpected materials such as iron and wood.
Another nature-inspired collection from 2004, inspired by mushrooms, contributes to art in the jewelry realm with a naive viewpoint while it inspires the creative field infinitely. It all starts when Stefan Hemmerle comes across a book about mushrooms with his nephew/niece – the natural beauty touches him so much that he draws sketches of his ideas. In the end, Hemmerle master craftsmen create fascinating brooches in the form of realistic mushrooms of various species; they are designed elegantly and handled to perfection with color and texture in mind. The jewelry house of Munich becomes the meeting place of new-era jewelry with aluminum, copper, gold, and precious stones, and creative disciplines.
In 2006, Stefan and Silveli’s son Christian and his wife Jasmine Hemmerle take over the jewelry house, and they combine the design aesthetics of Hemmerle with a brave modernity spirit. The renowned couple is deeply charmed by the ancient Egyptian drawings, incredibly vivid images filled with emotion, abstract patterns, and forms during their visit to Cairo. Lotus flowers, temples, gods and goddesses, silhouettes of sacred animals are immortalized in precious metals and celebrate the birth of the new collection.
“The elemental power and weightlessness of aluminum give us an excellent opportunity to try it, respecting its old glory. The malleable quality of this metal allows us to focus on the new and create sophisticated pieces in terms of design while remaining faithful to Hemmerle’s natural craftsmanship.” – Christian Hemmerle
While the iconic Harmony bracelet model that Hemmerle designed in 1991 and which is regarded as a signature of the brand, celebrates its 30th anniversary; it remains faithful to its perfect symmetry
and striking design. The Harmony bracelet emerged as a puzzle-like combination of copper and silver, inspired by 19th century Berlin’s black cast-iron jewelry. Witnessing the tantalizing couplings of wood,
copper, iron, bronze, pebbles, and precious metals rarely extracted from the Isar River of Munich; Harmony smoothly integrates a dynamic clasp mechanism designed for the user to easily wear with one smooth move. Different versions of this piece of jewelry have been presented over the years and its technique of the highest quality and its simple and sophisticated form as the showcase of innovation
pay homage to antique jewelry and modern statues simultaneously. The original design of Stefan Hemmerle can be a part of both day and night styles, the generous curved form of the bracelet is ideal for a hurried but sparkling lifestyle, at the same time.