Since the late 1950s and especially in the 1960s, an astonishing change can be observed in the design and understanding of jewellery. Above all, the selection of gemstones has become more precise. In the house of Fochtmann we pay very close attention to the origin of the gemstones and their qualities. The design of our jewellery is always considered in such a way that the processed gemstones are shown to their best advantage and are optimally protected.
In our jewellery drawings and sketches we try to depict as accurately as possible what the later piece of jewellery will look like. The arrangement and strength of the crabs, the placement of the movement and the fit on the ear are decisive. Special attention is also paid to the weight of the ear jewellery. After all, the weight of the finished jewel must under no circumstances impair its wearing comfort.
As soon as the perfect fit of the gemstones in the settings has been checked, we start assembling the piece of jewellery. In the course of this activity, the functionality of the moving parts, the distances between the eyelet connections and the fit of the mechanics on the ear are carefully checked. Complicated parts of the ear jewellery are trimmed and polished before setting.
Since the 1980s, all our jewellery pieces have been recorded in our manufactory book and thus noted for eternity. In addition, the treasures are given an individual number. This number, together with the Fochtmann lettering, the unmistakable ram’s head logo and a certificate of fineness of the precious metal, can be found in your piece of jewellery. This number is unmistakable and is only issued once.