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This is a necklace. 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 Mrs. Patricia G. Hambrecht as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2010. Its medium is silver, white gold, jade, diamonds, knitted strand of agate beads.

The iconic simplicity of this necklace belies the richness of its details and materials, including a knitted strand of agate beads. The piece was handcrafted in the atelier of Hemmerle, a firm with a long tradition of jewelry-making. 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 Private Collection, New York.

  • Ring
  • iron, copper, white gold, diamond.
  • Courtesy of Hemmerle.
  • 21.2015.1a,b
  • Ring
  • bronze, white gold, diamond.
  • Courtesy of Hemmerle.
  • 21.2015.2a,b
  • Earrings
  • copper, white gold, sapphires, spinels, rubellite, tourmaline.
  • Courtesy of FD Gallery.
  • 20.2015.2a/c

Our curators have highlighted 16 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Necklace
  • H x W x D: 51 x 6.8 x 1 cm (20 1/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/8 in.).
  • Gift of the estate and in memory of Robert B. Noyes.
  • 1946-50-77
  • Bangle
  • silver, white gold, garnets.
  • Courtesy of Hemmerle.
  • 21.2015.3a,b

Its dimensions are

L x diam.: 51.5 × 5.5 cm (20 1/4 × 2 1/8 in.)

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

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