30 YEARS "THE COLLECTION STAINLESS STEEL AND DIAMOND"
In 1990 Günter Wermekes presented his "Stainless Steel + Diamond" collection for the first time. By using, what was at that time, such an innovative combination of materials for jewellery, Günter’s intention was to question and redefine accepted conventions. Reduced geometry and precise proportions emphasise simplicity. These are the basic principles of Günter Wermekes’ design philosophy. Jewellery of extraordinary clarity is created: "In-between-finger"-rings, rings for the pinkie or necklaces, which have been reduced to the essential. The common denominator is always: stainless steel and diamonds.
In 1999 Wermekes presented his concept-ring: “Goldset”. In this piece, two stainless steel rings enclose a ring forged from pure gold simultaneously protecting and hiding it…a hidden treasure, which touches the wearer’s skin, yet is invisible to the casual observer...an act of pure understatement
In 2008 another material made its entry into Günter’s collection: iron. The theme is "patina" and along with it transience. Precise workmanship in association with the diamond brings new value to the rusty iron. A more extreme combination of materials for jewellery is hard to imagine.
But opposites not only attract, they also sharpen our perception…and to adorn oneself with such contrast has an appeal.