Munich fine jewellery house Hemmerle celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. Purveyor to the Bavarian Court of medals and military insignia since 1895, it is famed for crafting the Bavarian Maximiliansorden, an order bestowed for the highest achievements in science and art. Today, Hemmerle is known for unusual material combinations, counting everything from mammoth tusk to ancient jade, walrus bone and 18th-century iron in its aesthetic arsenal.
With regular appearances at art fairs across the globe, Hemmerle has nurtured a clique of collectors drawn to the German jeweller’s witty take on antique arts and materials. The fact that each piece is exceptionally crafted in the brand’s Munich workshops is also a major draw. Here, designer Yasmin Hemmerle shares the influences behind her eponymous brand’s latest jewellery creations.