Friday, October 18, 2013
Wellendorff is a family-owned German luxury jewelry manufacturer founded in Pforzheim in 1893. The enterprising designer and goldsmith Ernst Alexander Wellendorff rose to fame among distinguished circles of German nobility and international aristocracy for remarkable skills as an artist and goldsmith. His most famous designs, the rotating rings and the rope necklace, has earned him a reputation across the world including England and Russia. The rotating ring, with four separate rings assembled to form one ring that revolves within itself, is a unique engineering feat packaged in elegant aesthetics. Even more amazing is the rope necklace crafted from fine gold wire spanning the length of two football fields, painstakingly weaved by master artisans to create the immaculate golden pieces that has distinguished the Wellendorff name for over a hundred years.
Find Wellendorff at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.