30 Years "The Collection Stainless Steel and Diamond"
Günter Wermekes has presented his "Stainless Steel + Diamond" collection for the first time in 1990 - at the Frankfurt Fair. This was an unusual combination of materials in edition jewelry at that time. The intention was to put old values up for question but also to redefine them with great enthusiasm. Reduced geometry and precise proportions emphasize simplicity. These are the basic principles of Wermekes´ design philosophy. Jewelry of extraordinary clarity is created: "In-between-finger"-rings, rings for the small finger or necklaces, which have been reduced to the essential. With all consequence they are always made from stainless steel and diamonds.
In 1999 Wermekes has presented his "Goldset": Two stainless steel rings protect a forged ring from pure gold hiding it at the same time. This is pure understatement.
In 2008 another material has made its entry into the collection: iron. The issue is "patina" and along with it transience. High-quality workmanship in combination with the diamond gives new value to the iron that is rusted on the surface. A more extreme combination of materials is hard to imagine for jewelry.
But opposites not only attract, they also sharpen the perception for each other.
And to adorn oneself with such a contrast is a nice thought...