ATELIER MUNSTEINER focuses on the innovative shaping of modern gemstones as a means to create exquisite one-of-a-kind masterpieces. The family-run firm in Germany has introduced numerous gem-cutting styles and shapes, gaining international recognition and acclaim. Bernd Munsteiner, known as the “Picasso of Gem-Cutters,” was the first contemporary jewelry artist to work with crystals. Creating the firm’s maxim of “designing the stone,” Bernd is famous in Germany and across the world for the images, objects d’art, and sculptures he creates from transparent minerals. Learning to cut and polish gems in the classical faceted style, Bernd’s son, Tom Munsteiner, later adopted the special geometric cuts his father had developed. Creating his own special styles, it didn’t take long for Tom reveal his own “poetic nature,” thus gaining his own recognition and accolades in both Germany and abroad. Finally, Jutta Munsteiner, Tom’s sister, focuses on the design aspects of the business, rather than the value of the gems and metals from which her objects are made. Working specifically in German jewelry, her pieces reflect the sophisticated, modern woman, expressive of whom she is, not what she owns. While each Munsteiner brings a distinctive facet to the family firm, their works always culminate from Bernd’s original vision of releasing the aura from a stone.
Abstract-Cut Ring in 18k yellow gold with a Munsteiner-cut green tourmaline.
Spirit Sun Necklace with golden beryl, green and pink tourmalines, and aquamarine set in 18k yellow gold, with a diamond set in platinum.