Of the Passion for Travelling and Collecting

Eva and Peter Herion, a collector couple from Pforzheim, Germany, traveled extensively to countries in Africa, the Far East, and the South Seas. Along with their love of travel and meeting locals, the Herions also had a passion for collecting objects of adornment from these diverse regions.   After inaugurating the new presentation of parts […]

Margit Jäschke Kairos

Margit Jäschke, a master of the art world, has carved out a unique path for herself, blurring the lines between installation, painting, sculpture, and jewelry. With her emphasis on evocative details, Jäschke challenges conventional boundaries and creates pieces that resonate differently with each viewer. 10 December 2022 through 16 April 2023 Jewelry Artist Margit Jäschke […]

Letizia Plankensteiner’s Imperfect Jewelry

Letizia Plankensteiner’s œvre is a testament to the natural world, its subtle lines and simple forms. It is the perfect refuge from the overly perfected and overly engineered aesthetics we have become privy to in the 21st century. Sculpting and molding recycled and fair trade silver and gold metals, is a constant, as Letizia Plankensteiner […]

Exotic Formosa

The goldsmith and sculptor Ruan Weng Mong is a mediator between different worlds. Born in Taiwan, trained as a goldsmith in Germany and having served as the President of the Goldsmiths’ Guild in Nuremberg, he is at home on several continents. His artworks elegantly wed his sensibility for materials and appreciation of gemstones and metal […]

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Biggest Muse

The Jewelry Museum Pforzheim’s “A Newly Ordered World – Treasures from the Napoleonic Era” spotlighted Napoleon’s influence, as well as the jewelry and fashion of his era, which were undergoing major changes. The 150 exhibits provided visitors with an impression of the ruler’s epoch and included pieces created by Nitot, Napoleon’s court jewelr.    Marie […]