At the Wellendorff jewellery manufactory, love has always been the driving force behind all of our endeavours. And so, inspired by a very personal love story, the first jewellery icon was made: the Wellendorff rope - a gift from Hanspeter Wellendorff to his wife Eva to fulfil her wish for a silky-soft necklace. It remains a global jewellery icon to this day. Since that time, the master goldsmiths have been creating pieces of jewellery with Eva that are as versatile and unique as you are.
Which of these necklaces sets your heart racing?
The fine Wellendorff rope and 135 hand-set diamonds celebrate the genuine love that you only experience once in a lifetime.
Like in a fairy tale, 18-karat gold is spun into very fine threads that are hand-twisted into flexible ropes.
The first generation of the gold rope, namely the “Classic” generation, is probably Wellendorff's most famous piece of jewellery and the queen of all neck chains.
The “Brilliance of the Sun” generation enhances the classic Wellendorff rope with an enchanting play of light. The origins of this miracle happened very suddenly and by chance: Georg Wellendorff and a master goldsmith were inspecting a necklace that a customer had accidentally jammed in a safe door. A beam of light hit the damaged area, reflecting off the necklace so precisely. Both men were so fascinated by this effect that they devoted two years to developing a secret goldsmithing technique to create the “Brilliance of the Sun” rope.
The Wellendorff alloy is smelted in the Pforzheim manufactory according to a highly protected family formula.
The “Pure Delight” generation lends a minimalistic design vocabulary and air of weightlessness to the Wellendorff rope.
As a guarantee of the highest quality craftsmanship, a Diamond-W signs each individual Wellendorff necklace. With a full-cut diamond set in 18-karat gold, it’s probably the most valuable trademark in the world.
To ensure that moments of happiness never fade, and the wearer is always surrounded by a sense of weightlessness, the Wellendorff goldsmiths created the fourth generation of the famous rope: “Silken Delight”.
The secret behind the iconic Wellendorff necklaces lies in the excellence and expert craftsmanship of the master goldsmiths.
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