THE GERMAN PRECISION | Solitaire Magazine

THE GERMAN PRECISION

Schreiner Fine Jewellery helps put the country’s fine jewellery industry on the world map

Germany’s big Cs — cars, carnivals, and castles — merely scratch the surface of what makes this Western European country an appealing travel destination. Misty forests, romantic river valleys, and stretches of lush vineyards are a feast for the eyes.

But while its varied landscape is a proven drawcard for tourists, the mere mention of Germany merits a discussion about engineering excellence. German cars have become a national pride, sought-after the world over for their luxury, comfort, and performance. The country’s engineering prowess also extends to camera and optics production. And some of the best watches are proudly made in Germany.

There is no shortcut in producing jewellery of exceptional quality. It is important to find the best among the best materials and have a great team”
– Gerhard Schreiner, founder and CEO of Schreiner Fine Jewellery

Germans surely have a knack for working with metals — something that is also evident in its jewellery production. Unlike other countries, the bigger cities in Germany are overshadowed by their lesser-known counterparts.

The country’s most significant jewellery production region is Pforzheim, which is rightfully nicknamed ‘City of Gold’. Here, artisans give gold many creative renditions, and any jewellery aficionado is sure to snatch up one-of-a-kind pieces that echo German jewellery-making at their finest. Another fascinating location for jewellery lovers is Idar-Oberstein, once famous for its agate and jasper deposits as well as the lapidary arts. This seemingly quiet town in the Rhineland-Palatinate region has over 500 years of history in gemstone manufacturing.

Model wearing Schreiner Fine Jewellery’s high jewellery suite featuring 350ct no heat Burmese rubies and 150ct diamonds

Over in Munich, companies such as Schreiner Fine Jewellery are climbing up the international jewellery scene with bold and beautiful red-carpet-ready creations. At its manufacturing facility, the company’s 400-strong team adhere to exacting standards — uncompromising in creativity and precise in their cuts. Their collections are showcased in the most luxurious retail shops around the world.

Since its introduction, the iconic La Fleur collection has blossomed into a best-seller, with numerous new items being added each season

One of Schreiner’s best-sellers is the La Fleur collection, which features a dazzling array of flower-inspired statement pieces. White and coloured diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, pearls and other gemstones are skilfully strung together in gold to create scintillating blooms of various shapes and sizes. Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and watches are adorned with an opulent mix of diamonds and coloured gemstones.

Model wearing the La Fleur collection in ruby and diamonds

The iconic La Fleur celebrates the diverse beauty of flowers. Since its introduction, the collection has blossomed into a best-seller, with numerous new items being added each season. “Precision is at the heart of our creations,” says Gerhard Schreiner, founder and CEO of Schreiner Fine Jewellery.

“There is no shortcut to producing jewellery of exceptional quality. It is important to find the best among the best materials and have a great team,” says Gerhard. Sourcing materials of “absolute highest quality” is a requisite step to create masterpieces of unsurpassed value. “It is also imperative for these jewels to be crafted by the most skilful and highly creative artisans,” he adds.

Gerhard Schreiner, Founder and CEO of Schreiner Fine Jewellery

Gerhard’s fascination with precious stones and jewellery design began at a young age, which led him to Colombia in 1988, where he started to produce his special pieces using emeralds. Tirelessly creating beautiful fine jewellery to this day, Gerhard’s inspirations come from various things — from nature to arts and culture, to his and his wife’s birth signs, Leo and Scorpio, respectively. “I am always inspired by nature, particularly the four seasons,” he shares.

Yellow and white diamond earrings

There’ s nothing simple about Gerhard’ s high jewellery pieces — from the materials used to the design and craftsmanship, everything is meticulously sourced, elaborately conceptualised, and painstakingly realised under his personal supervision from start to finish.

Possessing one of the most important no-heat Burmese ruby collections and natural pink diamond collections in the world, Schreiner is on a mission to search far and wide for the rarest and most precious gemstones to add to its collections. The brand’s biggest collection to date includes a high jewellery suite, featuring 350ct no heat Burmese rubies and 150ct diamonds.