Hemmerle still amazes at Tefaf: the refined combinations of Egyptian earrings, bracelets, aluminum and precious stones.
Innovation, courage, imagination. What other definition is lacking to describe Hemmerle? Paradoxically a: tradition. It sounds really strange that one of the maison’s creative Maison in the world, to the limits of recklessness, is also the fruit of a centuries-old history. Hemmerle was born in Monaco of Bavaria in 1893. In this year Japan decided to adopt the Gregorian calendar, Rudolf Diesel patented the type of engine that bears his name, and died the writer Guy de Maupassant. In short, in another era.
Two years later the company was already working for Ludwig III of Bavaria, and the imprinting of working on unique pieces, imaginative, unusual, is perhaps the feature that has preserved better. The descendant of the race of goldsmiths elite, Christian Hemmerle, now leads with his wife Yasmin the company famous for its refined creations, such as those who showed during the Tefaf in Maastricht (in a stand designed by the Dutch architect Tom Postma). It’s high jewelry, unusual, where wonderful sapphires can be mounted on an aluminum set, a brown diamond is accompanied with the humble copper, or with earrings in ancient Egyptian style. Giulia Netrese