Thursday, February 6, 2014

Henn of London

Post by Christine Webb

I am absolutely enamoured with the jewelry from Henn of London.  Not only are the gemstones cut with beauty in mind, and not weight retention, but the craftsmanship in the goldsmithing, engraving, and enamelling highlight skills only a few can accomplish.  Henn of London combines the refinement of highly sophisticated jewelry with dynamic creativity and the incorporation of the finest gemstones.  But what truly sets the jewelry apart, and exemplifies the brand, is the incredible enamelling. The expertise in the hand-engraving and the highly skilled art of enamelling results in the most exquisite jewels. Each piece is hand-crafted and exudes elegance and refinement - pieces that will stand the test of time to be worn for a lifetime - beyond stunning!
Necklace in 18k yellow gold, spessartite garnet and diamonds, hand engraved and enamelled

Master goldsmith Ingo Henn is based in London's Hatton Garden jewelry district.  Ingo works differently than many jewelers - he selects a beautiful gem for the focal point and "lets it speak to me."  Many designers start their designs with an idea and then search for the gems.  Of course what Ingo has that other jewelers most likely do not have is easy access to incredible gems.  His roots run deep as his family is made up of 4th generation gemstone dealers and cutters from the world renowned cutting center of Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Ingo's family members are famous gem dealers who source some of the finest gems in the world.  And you can see the importance of using such top quality gems in his one-of-a-kind art jewels.