• A. E. Köchert
  • Alja & Friends
  • Heldwein
  • Skrein*
  • Schullin
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A. E. Köchert Juweliere

A. E. Köchert Juweliere
Neuer Markt 15 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 58 28 / +43 1 513 40 22 /
aek@koechert.at / www.koechert.at /

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10.00 - 18.00 Uhr
Sat: 10.00 - 17.00 Uhr

A love for modernity, the unadorned shape, and artful attention to detail turn each piece of Köchert jewelry into a work of art. The master goldsmiths’ extensive knowledge and expertise and their passion for precious gems guarantee the highest quality.


FOR EMPERORS AND CUSTOMERS WHO ARE KING

Köchert jewelry was founded in 1814, and already in 1831, the business gained the title of “K.u.K. Hoflieferant”, official purveyor to the Imperial Court, with the founder Alexander Emanuel Köchert being appointed court jeweler in 1868.

As the emperor`s personal jeweler, he was also keeper of the royal treasury. It has been the Köchert tradition since then to host renowned artists at the Neuer Markt location’s studio, who, in cooperation with the in-house master goldsmiths, have createdprecious and unique pieces of jewelry – a tradition that to this day, Christoph, Wolfgang and Florian Köchert continue to celebrate. Today more than ever, A. E. Köchert is synonymous with masterful craftsmanship, precious materials, and unique designs that merge classic and modern styles to form inimitable and peerless pieces of jewelry.

Sissis Stars – the stars of Empress Elisabeth count as some of Austria’s most famous pieces of jewelry. “Sissi” used them to decorate her long and gorgeous hair. The majority of those sparkling precious jewels were designed and manufactured for Sissi by the imperial jeweler to the court, Alexander Emanuel Köchert. As an homage to a remarkable woman, the “Stars of Empress Elisabeth” have now been reissued.


FINE THINGS FOR FINE PEOPLE

One of the company’s well-kept secrets is the special knotting technique that lends an extraordinary and intricate elegance to the “Coccinella”-style necklaces and earrings by joining gem orbs of exactly the same size to create a fascinating piece of art.

The main branch of A. E. Köchert jewelry has been at Neuer Markt 15 since 1873, and in December of 2005, a further store was opened at the exclusive Alter Markt 15 in Salzburg.



A. E. Köchert Juweliere
Neuer Markt 15 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 58 28 / +43 1 513 40 22 /
aek@koechert.at / www.koechert.at /
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Alja & Friends

Alja & Friends
Kärntner Straße 8 / Kärntner-passage 5 / Entry at Neuner Schmuck - 2nd Floor / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 90 76 643 /
atelier@aljaandfriends.com / www.aljaandfriends.com /

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 18:30 Uhr Uhr
Sat: 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr Uhr

Just opposite the famous Loos Bar in Vienna’s first district, is a place that inspires dreams – the jewelry studio alja&friends. Here, in the middle of the city, you can access the second-floor studio which combines a workshop and showroom in one space. You can watch over the shoulders of the goldsmiths and jewelry artists as they create the fine decorative pieces…


AESTHETIC, ETHICAL

alja&friends is the joint project of the three jewelry artists Alja Neuner, Angelina Kafka and Elisabeth Habig, who got to know each other through their shared work. The three women are distinguished by their joyful experimentation and love of craftsmanship. Their styles and their qualities couldn’t be any more different, which is also reflected in their works. This results in a unique, creative atmosphere at alja&friends, which places no limits on the imagination. And even the concept of jewelry can be considered in a new light: Atypical materials such as parchment, porcelain, wood and nylon are combined with metal and jewels, and new techniques are fused with traditional goldsmithing arts.

Some of the pieces of jewelry created at this studio are produced by old gold that is melted on site. The others come from the company ÖGUSSA, which is known for its certified gold from recycled stock. The gold is cleaned and reduced exclusively to the components of the precious metal. Namely gold. No extractions in mines, no exploitation, no blood, and no long transportation routes.


OLD AND NEW FRIENDS

The studio features not only the pieces of jewelry made here, but also opens its arms to other jewelry artists; the new and future friends at home and abroad, who are showcased on a regular basis in the shop windows as well as in the showroom. As a result, many diverse interpretations of jewelry are displayed and customers will gain a better understanding of jewelry as works of art.



Alja & Friends
Kärntner Straße 8 / Kärntner-passage 5 / Entry at Neuner Schmuck - 2nd Floor / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 90 76 643 /
atelier@aljaandfriends.com / www.aljaandfriends.com /
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Juwelier Heldwein

Juwelier Heldwein
Graben 13 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 57 81 / +43 1 513 797 720 /
juwelier@heldwein.com / www.heldwein.at /

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10.00 - 18.00 Uhr
Sat: 10.00 - 17.00 Uhr

Since 1902, meanwhile in the hands of the fourth generation, Juwelier Heldwein has been bringing a certain shine to the old-established venue in Vienna’s most exclusive area. Unique pieces of jewelery, created in the in-house workshop, as well as luxurious treasures from exclusive watchmakers and jewelery brands are presented in an elegant ambience along with exquisite silverware.


DEVISED IN THE STUDIO AND CRAFTET BY THE MASTER

Anton Heldwein effortlessly creates a fascinating link between tradition and zeitgeist. His nam not only guarantees the hallmark quality: his expertise and skill are clear to be seen in every creation. Juwelier Heldwein uses the finest craftsmanship to create and produce unique pieces in consultation with his customers. These creative one-off pieces are produced in the in-house workshop, using the most sophisticated goldsmith techniques – needless to say by hand.

The same love of detail and traditional craftsmanship also go into repairing and even reworking customers’ existing jewelery, so that it shines and sparkles once again for many more joyful years. Masterpieces from famous partners, both watchmakers and jewelery brands, complete the range.

In the new silver gallery, Juwelier Heldwein showcases not only classical modern silver jewelery, including Georg Jensen, but also the finest silverware and sterling cutlery – themed “Table culture at the highest level”.

Marvel at premium pieces from Robbe & Berking and Georg Jensen – pieces that transform every table into a feast for the senses!


LIVING OUT TRADITION TODAY

Anton Heldwein, master goldsmith and gemologist, has a perfect understanding of what it means to live out tradition and develop it further. Jewelery and watch lovers are invited for a personal consultation by Mr Heldwein and his team, where creative and individual pieces of jewelery are designed together with the customer.



Juwelier Heldwein
Graben 13 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 512 57 81 / +43 1 513 797 720 /
juwelier@heldwein.com / www.heldwein.at /
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Skrein* – Die Schmuckwerkstatt

Skrein* – Die Schmuckwerkstatt
Spiegelgasse 5 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 22 84 / +43 1 513 41 42 /
werkstatt@skrein.at / www.skrein.at /

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10.00-14.00 - 15.00-18.00 Uhr
Sat: 10.00 - 14.00 Uhr

In his multifaceted jewelery collection, Alexander Skrein shapes precious metals and extraordinary stones into excitingly valuable works of art made from fair gold.


JEWELERY AS UNIQUE AS ITS WEARER

Since 1997, Alexander Skrein’s jewelery workshop has seen the creation of little treasures that do not follow trends and that communicate both individuality and personality. The unmistakability of every piece makes them timelessly beautiful – clean lines, precious materials, a surprising mix of materials and extravagant shapes give every “opus” that comes out of the Skrein workshop an aura of immortality. The significance of our jewelery lies in its uniqueness.

Our profession is closely linked to the values of humanity and respect, as jewellery means communication. That is why we see it as our role to give an item of jewelery a statement that underlines the wearer’s personality. Forces of nature that amaze us time and again with their unexpected beauty and power. Attractive and magical, and yet not under our control.


HOLDING BEAUTY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND

In its latest works, the Skrein* jewellery workshop succeeds in bringing these natural forces together in real decorative pieces made from fair gold.



Skrein* – Die Schmuckwerkstatt
Spiegelgasse 5 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 22 84 / +43 1 513 41 42 /
werkstatt@skrein.at / www.skrein.at /
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Schullin Wien

Schullin Wien
Kohlmarkt 7 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 533 90 07 / +43 1 535 50 60 /
shop@schullin.com / www.schullin.com /

Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 10.00 - 18.00 Uhr

Precious stones that make colors come alive like no other material can – Herbert Schullin has always been fascinated by the magic they exude. Years of experience have sharpened the senses of this gemstone aficionado and have given him the expertise to clearly distinguish and evaluate the delicate nuances of the crystal color spectrum. Working with beautiful and rare stones is rewarding as well as a considerable responsibility for Herbert Schullin. The challenge presented by turning an exceptional stone into an individually crafted piece of jewelry makes his an exciting and unique vocation.


A HEART OF STONE – GEMSTONE

Even white diamonds can sometimes exhibit wonderful color nuances – intense yellows, delicate pinks and blues. These stones are extremely rare and valuable which is why they require particularly careful planning. Bespoke as well as distinguished design is Schullin’s core competence.

Consistent communication and frequent meetings with their clients produce very individual shapes perfectly matched and tailored to the customer’s ideas and desires, from the first handdrawn sketch during the initial meeting to 3D concepts and wax models, finalizing the design process and presenting the client with a detailed preview of the finished piece.

A combination of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology is meticulously applied to every single piece – no detail is left to chance. Three Austrian National Prizes as well as a Diamond International Award underline the creativity and skilled craftsmanship at Schullin.

In the 1980s, architect Hans Hollein designed the jewelry store on Kohlmarkt 7, which was his second collaboration with Schullin.


IN SEARCH OF PERFECTION

It has since been considered a landmark building in the global architectural scene and was featured by the international media several times. Jewelry pieces by Schullin displayed against the backdrop of Hollein’s edifice create a unique symbiosis.



Schullin Wien
Kohlmarkt 7 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 533 90 07 / +43 1 535 50 60 /
shop@schullin.com / www.schullin.com /