When Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922, it led to Egypt mania in the world of fine jewellery design, where ancient Egyptian symbols were fused into the prevailing Art Deco style.
Using an eclectic mix of materials, including aluminium, blackened silver and brown diamonds, Hemmerle has revisited the subject, boldly integrating artefacts into it’s new ‘Revived Treasures’ collection. Using an eclectic mix of materials, it makes sense of them with its preferred jewellery techniques. ‘The profound significance that jewellery carried during this period, not only as adornment but as a symbol of protection, left a lasting legacy across the region,’ says Cairo-born Yasmin Hemmerle, who runs the Munich house alongside her husband Christian. Here, she talks Wallpaper* through the collection: