Hemmerle is a fourth generation family run jeweller at the vanguard of contemporary design. Founded in 1893, each jewel conceived is handcrafted and layered with cultural references; they are as original as a work of art with a design aesthetic of powerfully audacious modernity. Today, Christian Hemmerle runs the business with his wife Yasmin and parents Stefan and Sylveli Hemmerle.
A single piece can take over 500 hours of work and years can pass waiting to find the perfect coloured stones to complete a piece. Hemmerle remains renowned for its dedication to craftsmanship, exceptional quality, innovative material combinations, and bold, unostentatious creations.
In 2006, Die Neue Sammlung, Munich’s art and design museum staged Myths: Jewels Today – Seen by Stefan Hemmerle, a three-month exhibition showcasing 145 Hemmerle jewels. Hemmerle’s jewellery has been exhibited in museum exhibitions around the world and can be found in the permanent collections of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and New York’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Hemmerle produced the books Delicious Jewels (Prestel) in collaboration with food-writer Tamasin Day-Lewis and Nature’s Jewels (MACK) in collaboration with poet Greta Bellamacina. Hemmerle also participated with over ten jewels in Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York in 2016