Monet and Klimt together in Vienna. On jewels with enamel and gold plated by Freywille ♦ ︎
In Vienna the jewel is also synonymous with enamel. Freywille, founded in 1951 by artist Michaela Frey, has become a jewelery that is now part of the tradition and has created a style. Its gold-plated jewels and, above all, decorated with brightly colored enamels are unmistakable. Now Freywille is expanding its offer with Helena pendants. Of course, the pendants are inspired by the work of famous painters.
The choice is the result of the marriage born in the 1970s between Michaela Frey, who wanted to focus on the creative part, and Friedrich Wille, who managed the company and internationalized the brand. After the death of Michaela Frey in 1980, Wille became the owner of the company and asked another artist, Simone Grünberger (then Grünberger-Wille) to create a new line of jewelery. Graduated in Design at the Applied Arts University, Grünberger-Wille developed the enamel technique. Among her choices is also to dedicate jewels to the work of other painters. And here are bracelets, rings and pendants that evoke the traits of Monet, Klimt or Alphonse-Mucha. Prices: pendants, which can also be purchased online, cost 485 euros, bracelets 835 euros. Giulia Netrese