Established in 1893 in Munich, Hemmerle occupies a respected position amongst Europe’s finest jewellers, with a distinguished history of catering to the nobility. Owned and operated today by the fourth generation of the Hemmerle family, the jeweller has in recent years earned a reputation for adventurous creativity and a contemporary sensibility, all the while remaining true to its heritage and traditions of classic craftsmanship.
Hemmerle’s latest exploration of the avant-garde comes in the form of its innovative project, Infused Jewels. This multifaceted, multisensory collection draws inspiration from the tastes, scents, visual beauty, and health-giving properties of herbal teas.
Conceptualised and created over the course of four years, the project comprises ten pairs of earrings and three brooches, as well as a bespoke tea blend, an illustrated modern fairy tale and a hand-crafted tea caddy. Hemmerle hopes Infused Jewels will encourage its admirers to slow down and savour life’s pleasurable moments, just as the ritual of making tea forces one to pause and be mindful of the present moment.
It was the bespoke tea blend—a concoction created by Hemmerle in partnership with Romana Auth of Kräutergarten München, Munich’s first ecologically certified herb house—that served as the jumping-off point for the project. The carefully chosen ingredients in each blend subsequently inspired Hemmerle’s designers and master craftspeople in the execution of a particular item of jewellery.