Wellendorff was founded in 1893 by Ernst Alexander Wellendorff in Pforzheim, Germany and originally created jewelry for the European royal families. Today, the company is run by his great-great grandchildren but the same standards are still in place - top quality, exceptional design and silky soft feel. Wellendorff is best known for its handmade golden silk “rope” necklaces that require a solid gold wire roughly as long as two football fields in length to complete. The solid gold strand provides stability and flexibility unmatched by any other piece in the world. Wellendorff is also well known for their spinning enamel rings. Shreve & Co. is the only Wellendorff retailer in northern California.