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.
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.
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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.