Why can’t I buy wedding rings from you directly?

We only act as a manufacturer with our headquarters in Pforzheim. However, we cannot be on site everywhere and yet giving advice is an indispensable part of our service, so we have our certified partner jewellers on hand who take over advice and sales for us. The jeweller is and remains an important contact person for you even after the purchase of the wedding rings during the processing of the wedding rings or other service work.

Why are no prices shown?

Of course, as a manufacturer we can offer a recommended retail price. However, the price of a ring is determined by a number of factors:

the material required, variable by thickness or width of the ring, the ring width itself and also the choice of alloy and diamond quality can all influence the price. Of course, the daily precious metal price, which can fluctuate considerably, is always decisive. For this reason, a model can never be categorised as being in a general price range. Tip: Even on a small budget, it’s possible to purchase design-conscious or diamond models and this need not be a reason for exclusion. Your jeweller will be happy to advise you and go through all of the options with you.

Why buy a wedding ring from a jeweller?

We understand that buying online is convenient, you have all of the products at a glance, you always get the impression that you’re getting a bargain and there’s a free return policy if you’re not satisfied. This may be true in principle, but does not apply to wedding rings. First of all, wedding rings are among the most consultation-intensive products. The rings will be worn on your finger 24 hours a day. So they not only have to endure a lot, fit perfectly and look good, but you also have to be happy with them even years later as well as be compatible and most importantly fit.

Online purchasing is deceptive: Diamonds often look much bigger when zoomed in on and sharp-edged profiles look appealing, but in reality they are rather uncomfortable and leave cuts or rubbing marks on fingers and the inside of the hand. Furthermore, the free return is unfortunately not guaranteed. Since wedding rings are custom-made, they are excluded from the right of exchange. This is why it’s always better to play it safe and have the ring size professionally measured by a jeweller. Many unpleasant surprises can also be prevented by a visit to the jeweller: You can touch the profiles and get a feel for them. The colour alloys can be judged in real life without being dependent on a colour setting on the screen. These are just a few of the reasons why it’s better to purchase your rings from a jeweller. And last but not least: the online shop will not offer you a glass of sparkling wine, will not treat you as a future bridal couple and will not offer you the unique moment to leave the shop hand in hand and tipsy with happiness!

Precious metals

Gold/ Fine gold

Discovered around 5000 BC, gold was a coveted commodity in ancient times already. Findings from Germanic graves and excavations in the Nile valley prove that even 4,000 years ago the processing of gold was in high bloom. By the Middle Ages, the gold deposits of European countries were already exhausted. After America was discovered in 1492, it was the gold discoveries in Mexico, Peru and Brazil that provided the Spaniards with immeasurable wealth. In 1848 the gold deposits were discovered in California, in 1854 in Australia, in 1880 in South Africa and in 1896 in Klondyke on one of the tributaries of the Yukon in North America.

Chemically pure gold is called fine gold. It is free of all other metals such as silver and copper and can be rolled out into gold leaf (approx. 1 micrometer). Fine gold is light yellow in colour, which does not change when exposed to air as fine gold does not combine with the oxygen in the air. Fine gold is the most ductile metal. Due to its softness and flexibility, it is mixed (alloyed) with other metals before processing. By adding silver, the colour turns lighter, by adding copper, it becomes darker. Gold is available in the colours yellow gold, red gold, white gold, green gold, rose and grey gold.


Additionally, silver belongs to the metals category and was already known to humans in prehistoric times. It was discovered around 4,000 BC. The Egyptians brought it from Nubia, the Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans from Spain. Germany began silver mining near Goslar in the Harz Mountains and near Freiberg in Saxony in the 10th century. Since 1521, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, Chile and Argentina have been supplying huge quantities of silver and the mountainous countries of the United States have been doing so since 1860.

Silver is the metal with the whitest colour. As its softness makes it rather unsuitable for processing, it is alloyed with copper. Silver is considered to be the best thermal and electrical conductor and is therefore often used in electrical engineering, dentistry and even in photography. Due to its bactericidal effect, silver is also used in medicine.


Platinum was not yet known in the Middle Ages. It was not until approx. 1735 that the Spanish discovered it in the form of small grains in the gold soaps of the River Pinto in Colombia. Since the grey metal, which resisted fire due to its high melting point, was useless, they called it platina=little silver, a contemptible diminutive of the Spanish plata=silver.

Platinum is an extremely heavy metal, it is much harder to melt than gold and silver as its melting point is 1,774°C. Platinum is harder than gold and silver and is extremely tough but at the same time is supple. Platinum takes on a high gloss effect when polished. Due to its grey-white colour, which is lightened by adding palladium, it looks especially beautiful when combined with diamonds.


Platinum is never entirely pure, but always occurs in conjunction with these five other metals: Palladium, iridium, rhodium, osmium and ruthenium. The silvery-white metal palladium is a constant companion of platinum, but is also extracted as a by-product from gold, silver and nickel ores.


In the goldsmith’s workshop, it serves as a substitute metal for platinum, which is more expensive. The advantages are obvious. It is slightly brighter than platinum, is lighter, cheaper in price and also takes on a high gloss effect when polished. A small amount of palladium is usually added to the base plate to make the platinum colour lighter. Even good white gold is made up of gold and palladium. Platinum is also considered to be a catalyst for chemical purposes and is used in laboratory equipment and in the automotive industry.


Alloys are formed by melting two or more metals together. The goldsmith works almost exclusively with alloys. None of the three precious metals (gold, silver, platinum) are processed in its pure state. Gold and silver are too soft when in their pure state, platinum is not white enough and must be made more suitable for processing by being alloyed with other metals.
For example, the goldsmith alloys gold to increase its hardness, to obtain a larger quantity of metal by adding cheaper metals such as silver and copper, and to be able to produce gold products at affordable prices. Another reason is to achieve the different gold colours.

Fineness Scale

24 carat = 24 carat fine gold = 1,000/- gold
18 carat = 18 carat fine gold + 6 carat addition = 750/- gold
14 carat = 14 carat fine gold + 10 carat addition = 585/- gold
8 carat = 8 carat fine gold + 16 carat addition = 333/- gold

Types of stone


A diamond is defined as a brilliant-cut diamond (at least 32 facets in the upper part plus the plate and at least 24 facets in the lower part). The name brilliant is only permitted for the diamond, all other brilliant-cut gemstones must always bear the mineral name (e.g. zirconium-brilliant/brilliant-cut zirconium).


The diamond is the cubic, crystallised modification of carbon and is the most precious gemstone. It sparkles vividly thanks to its strong light refraction and colour dispersion. The most beautiful stones are clear like water and are transparent, but there are also blue, yellow, brown, green and black stones. It gets its beauty only from its cut. The most common cuts are brilliant and rose.


Facet cut

In the facet cut, the stone is bordered by a larger or smaller number of geometric surfaces, usually triangles or quadrilaterals, called facets (facet=surface).

Diamond cut

A cut diamond has an upper and lower part, which meet at the girdle. The upper part of the regular cut stone is about a third of the total height. In complete cut (triple excellent) the upper part shows 32 and the lower part 24 facets. Most stones of size 1/25 and up are cut this way. Smaller stones of 1/16 – 1/40 carat are cut such, that the upper, as well as the lower part show 16 facets (double excellent). Stones that are even smaller, 1/25 – 1/300 carat, get an octagonal cut.

Baguette cut

A baguette cut diamond has a long narrow rectangular shape.

Princess cut

Like in the brilliant cut, the quadrilateral princess cut is very high quality and multifaceted. In contrast to the brilliant cut, the table (=upper horizontal straight surface) in the princess cut has a quadrilateral shape, while it is round with many downward steps.

Fantasy cut

Here, the gems are cut in different shapes, such as heart, coats of arms, ton, etc.



A strong matt finish is achieved thanks to the sandblasting fan. These are machines in which the rings are exposed to the jet of fine-grained sand or quartz while constantly rotating until it results in a matt surface on the rings. The finer the sand, the finer the matting, and vice versa.


In this important process of treating the surface of precious metal objects, the quality depends decisively on the pretreatment step. Only when the metal surface has been perfectly smoothed by grinding can a flawless polish be achieved.


Whereas the surface smoothed by sanding becomes shiny when polished, on the other hand, matting roughens the smooth surface so that it appears dull and matt. Depending on the method used, the matt becomes more or less fine-grained.

Hammer Finish

This surface treatment is often lovingly carried out by hand. This includes hammering many small round indentations into the ring with the rounded surface of an engraving hammer. Rings with a surface such as this are usually found in polished condition. Hammer finishing serves as an extraordinary decorative element.


For the surface finishing “ice-matt”, the structure is applied to the jewellery with diamond files, a diamond pad or coarse-grained sandpaper in circular movements. The result is a visible, unstructured scratch which, in combination with polished surfaces or sparkling gemstones, has its own special charm.

Transverse matt/Longitudinal matt/45° sloping matt

With this type of surface refinement, the piece of jewellery is given its individual structure either with an abrasive fibre fleece matt, using a matting brush or a machine. Transverse matt produces many short lines (vertically distributed in parallel over the height of the ring), longitudinal matt produces long lines (horizontally distributed in parallel once around the ring) and 45° oblique matt can be aligned to the left and right.


Rhodium is characterised by its high corrosion and abrasion resistance. With this galvanising method, a bright white rhodium coat is applied to the surface of jewellery from e.g. white gold and platinum jewellery to brighten it and protect it from tarnishing.


This galvanic surface coating can be used on many metals. Jewellery is platinum-plated for the following reasons: The platinum-plated layer gives the jewellery a more greyish colour, making it look very similar to a full-body platinum jewellery. The precious metal under the coating from which the ring was made is protected from tarnishing. In addition, this process can also be used to make pieces of jewellery that have a body made of cheaper precious metal look more noble and thus enhance their value.


Prong setting/Chaton setting

In this setting, the stone is placed upwards and is held by prongs. The goldsmith makes the chaton from a conical frame. This is divided up, the prongs are sawn out from above, the tips are filed in from below and a foot ring is soldered underneath. In order to provide the stone with a good support, the prongs are pierced or milled on the upper edge and the remaining part of the prong is pressed and filed over the round edge of the stone. The prong setting is often found in Solitaire rings.

Rubbing in/Rubbing on

The stone is set into a flat plate and held by rubbing the edge of the surrounding metal a little over the round bar (= belt of the cut stone). This rubbed-on setting is particularly suitable for small stones, because only a narrow metal edge is put over the stone, which covers it minimally only.


In this setting, the stone is put into the drilled hole, while the material is clinched with a graver such that shavings are formed that reach over the stone and fix it.

Tension setting

Round or angular stones are clamped into the ring. For this, they are put into the stone seat, where the metal is compacted. This way, the stone cannot move, but is firmly clamped into the ring.


(See piercing). This setting is an advancement of piercing. In clipping, a shiny edge is added around the stone. This way, stones can be mounted individually or in a row.

Channel setting

(See clamping) channel setting is the advancement of the tension setting. In the channel setting, several stones – one next to the other – are set in a row.



The crown is the domed inner or outer shape of rings. The inner crown mainly serves for increased wearing comfort, since the ring can be better pulled over the finger. This is due to the rounded edges.


Carat, initially can be referred to as unit weight for gems. Here, one carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams.
However, carat may also be described as an indication of the gold content of an alloy on a 24-step scale (see fineness scale)

Diamond Engraving

In diamond engraving, the words to be engraved is scratched into the ring with a diamond tip, whereby the diamond tip displaces the material (precious metal). With this type of engraving, you can usually choose between different fonts and symbols but you cannot engrave images.

Laser Engraving

In the laser engraving, a graphic or text to be engraved is burnt out by means of a highly sensitive laser. This kind of engraving opens completely new opportunities, because not only pure text or symbols can be realised, but also personal handwriting, finger prints, etc.