Hemmerle jewellery bids adieu to 2014 with a brave new world of colour

The family run German high jewellery house Hemmerle closes the year with an explosion of colour, shapes and textures.

Hemmerle earrings in white gold with diamonds, sapphires and zircon.

By Åse Anderson in London

With a history of jewellery making that spans more than 120 years, Hemmerle is renowned for its bold and innovative creations. Every creation by this family run German jeweller is a unique miniature work of art in its own right.

Today, the Hemmerle jewellery business is run by Stefan and Sylveli Hemmerle who, together with their son Christian and daughter-in-law Yasmin, have introduced daring new colour combinations and textures while still staying true to the brand's rich heritage. Every jewel is handmade by one of the 15 dedicated goldsmiths working in Hemmerle's Munich atelier, and one piece can take as many as 500 hours to complete.

The collection of vegetable-inspired jewels launched in 2011 and accompanied by a recipe book was typical of the house's quirky but luxurious take on the world of high jewellery. This year's Nature collection, meanwhile, featured bejewelled leaves, acorns and chestnuts, freakily realistic in their lifelike attention to detail.

The latest collection of Hemmerle jewellery, launched just before we bid adieu to 2014, centres on bold pieces in rich colours, from deep brown to leafy green and soft pink. The references to nature are still there but incorporated in a more subtle way through vibrant gemstones and spiky finishes, while the pastel hues seen in some of the jewels seem to herald the arrival of spring.

It's hard to pick favourites from a collection where every jewel is a one-off marvel, but a pair of Hemmerle earrings featuring pink sapphires surrounded by an openwork pattern in blackened silver and white gold are extraordinary, as is a startlingly original Burmese ruby ring set with smaller rubies around the band.

The tone-on-tone colour combinations continue in other new Hemmerle earrings with lush green jade discs and tsavorites or, at the more muted end of the colour spectrum, Melo pearls, diamonds and copper.

Read about Hemmerle's new aluminium jewellery

Editor's Pick

The Jewellery Editor is for sale

Help us make the future bright

Since founding The Jewellery Editor in 2010, we have grown our digital magazine to be the number one global source of information and inspiration for fine jewellery and luxury watches.

3,500 articles, 150 videos and a reach of over 2 million per month on social media later, we have offered unparalleled and highly respected coverage of our sector. However, despite our editorial success, we are financially struggling as an independent publisher.

Entirely funded, owned and run by Christine and Maria in London, we are now looking to sell The Jewellery Editor so that it can continue to grow in the hands of a different owner. As e-commerce becomes a priority in our industry, we believe there is huge potential for engaging editorial content and are seeking a buyer who shares our values and passion so that under their guidance we can give a bright future to the platform.

We can’t commit to financing the website for much longer so if we don’t manage to initiate any meaningful conversations in the next few weeks, the website will be frozen on 1st April 2018. If and when we find a suitable partner we will revive it and take it to the next stage.

If you are interested to discuss the above, please contact [email protected]

Alternatively, if you are willing to help, you can donate so that in the meantime, we can continue to publish more interesting content.

Terms and conditions

READ MORE

RECOMMENDED

MOST POPULAR

We use our own and third party cookies to improve your experience and our services. If you continue, we consider that you accept their use. You can get more information on your website at cookies policy.