Rare tropical plants growing inside the 161-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens inspired these elegant tsavorite earrings from Munich-based jeweler Hemmerle. “Nature and its organic sculptural forms are an endless source of inspiration for Hemmerle,” says company director Christian Hemmerle, who recently visited the world-famous garden with his father, Stefan. “We find that inspiration can come at unexpected and often mundane moments, when we are struck by the beauty of the everyday.” Once ideas take root at the brand, they pass into the capable hands of 20 in-house master craftsmen who, Hemmerle says, “share our distinct visual language.”
As with all of Hemmerle’s one-of-a-kind creations, these earrings—made from silver, 18k white gold, and 22.45 cts. t.w. tsavorite—were crafted in the jewelers’ atelier, located in a converted townhouse in Munich, just around the corner from the maison’s lovely Maximilianstrasse boutique.
The house’s signature style is on display in the earrings, in the source of inspiration as well as the techniques used, such as the reverse-set pavé on the post covers. “We believe we have a strong and recognizable aesthetic, preserved through our deliberately slow design process,” Hemmerle says.
Color-matching the stones was a challenge, Christian Hemmerle says. “We pay very close attention to detail with the hues of our gemstones in order to capture their full potential and to give them the best home, and will sometimes wait years to make sure we have the correct match.”