treasure trove Alps
The rock crystal from our Alps looks like eternal ice. With this collection, we once again enter the treasure chamber of those mountains and create fresh pieces of jewellery from its sparkling treasures.
The old town of Merano is home to many, small works of art built into bridges, railings, doors. Countless artisans, from blacksmiths to stonemasons, have left their mark on Merano and turned the city into a veritable gem. This collection celebrates the skill of the artisans and transports their works into the world of jewellery.
The collection includes 12 pendants that can be individually combined as necklaces, earrings or bracelets.
Organic, soft lines characterise these precious pieces of jewellery. Inspired by flora and fauna and crafted out of 750/ooo yellow gold and gemstones.
About 280 million years ago lava flows and violent explosions formed one of the largest volcanic areas in the world. Between the glowing lava blocks hot water created a special stone now found, millions of years later, in the „Naif-valley“ above Merano. It consists of the elements silicon, oxygen and traces of iron and is assigned to the family of jasper. Its red-fiery veins in a rich green matrix make it a unique gemstone.
This small, fine line is an ode to the goldsmith’s art. Simple, timeless designs like those that have been produced for centuries with only slight variations and that captivate with their clear formal language today as they have done for hundreds of years.
Deep red, sparkling garnet makes an appearance in this jewellery line. Masterfully cut – faceted, as a cabochon or as a flat disc – this gemstone reveals all its power, the simple setting only underlines the quality of the material which plays the main role in our pieces.
The great classics from the Posthaus are now at home in Merano. Made from local materials and developed in over 30 years of activity in Konrad Laimer’s workshop in Naturno. From there, the collections have embarked on their journey and have been represented in exhibitions from Kyoto to New York, from Kaliningrad to Milan.
Edition Paul Flora
The edition Paul Flora is handmade in small, limited series. A special plaster technique in combination with the lost mould casting makes it possible to transform the vitality and fineness of Paul Flora’s drawings into jewellery. The black colouring is achieved by a mixture of larch resin and charcoal. Pigments are used for other colours, which are baked at 180 degrees.
Every piece of jewellery is accompanied by a certificate, in collaboration with Galerie T. Seywald, Salzburg.
Wherever people come into contact with snow they intuitively form snowballs. Around the globe it happens that way, on all continents and in most cultures. To make such an universal gesture and form wearable and thus present, was the basis for the snowball jewellery edition. Made of marble quarried in Venosta valley and silver it reminds us that there is more that connects people than separates them.
The ‘edition transformation’ was created in the early 90ies. It is a collection of jewels where the artist switches from observer to gatherer, where inspirations and materials are collected in the surrounding nature, from forests and meadows to vineyards and fields. Bark, berries, fruits and pine wood, apple, vine and nut are immortalized in gold and silver by the ancient technique of the lost mould and processed into jewels, which become a precious ‘second skin’. in these jewels nature itself plays the main role in providing forms and stimuli – the artist is merely a translator, the channel that connects the landscape of small things with the human body.