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Ring, 2013

This is a Ring. It was designed by Hemmerle.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from FD Gallery Collection and Gebrüder Hemmerle as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is iron, copper, white gold, diamond.

This astonishing ring was handcrafted in the atelier of Hemmerle. The diamond is surrounded by an intriguing mix of metals, including iron, copper, and white gold. In 1895, Hemmerle was appointed purveyor to the Royal Bavarian Court. In 1995, Stefan Hemmerle took control of the firm with his wife, Sylveli. In 2006, they were joined by their son, Christian, and his wife, Yasmin. Nature is an endless source of inspiration. The design of the jewelry is a collaborative process for the family and their workshop. Each piece is shaped through iterative sketches—some taking up to five hundred hours to complete.

It is credited Courtesy of Hemmerle.

  • Earrings, 2013
  • copper, white gold, sapphires, spinels, rubellite, tourmaline.
  • Courtesy of FD Gallery.
  • 20.2015.2a/c
  • Necklace, 2010
  • silver, white gold, jade, diamonds, knitted strand of agate beads.
  • Private Collection, New York.
  • 61.2015.1a,b

Our curators have highlighted 15 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Ring
  • H x diam.: 1.2 x 1.8 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.).
  • Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1929-20-20
  • Ring (Italy), 19th century
  • gold, carved shell.
  • Gift from the Thomas W. Evans Collection from University of Pennsylvania....
  • 1983-69-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 2.7 × 1.6 × 2.5 cm (1 1/16 in. × 5/8 in. × 1 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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