This company’s ascent to the status of one of Germany’s finest jewelry manufactures began five generations ago in this city of gold and silver, and it has been closely associated with the success story of Wempe Jewelers ever since 1902. That was the year when the Atelier, which had been founded in 1891, delivered a first group of three rings to Gerhard Diedrich Wempe. Since 2007, the two companies have gone through life together in a 50-50 partnership, both in their work and on paper.
To celebrate the anniversary, Wempe Creative Director Catherine Plouchard created a breathtaking piece of jewelry: a rare antique-cut demantoid weighing 7.48 carats enthroned in the center of a Colonna BY KIM ring in white gold. Like an aura, 16 pear-shaped diamonds encircle the green demantoid. “This ring embodies all the experience that our company has gathered in the course of 125 years,” says Petra Forinton, the authorized signatory of the Wempe Atelier.