Pforzheim manufacture

High quality vintage gold necklace by Louis Fiessler, Pforzheim circa 1960

Gold jewellery was more popular than ever in the years after the Second World War. Necklaces and bracelets made of solid gold were popular accessories and status symbols with which the newly won prosperity was joyfully flaunted. In Germany, this jewellery was produced in one city in particular: Pforzheim. The city at the foot of the Black Forest was the undisputed centre of German jewellery production. Goldsmiths had been working in Pforzheim since the 16th century, and their traditions and expertise still form the basis of jewellery creation by local manufacturers today. This vintage necklace is a fine example of such Pforzheim manufactured jewelry. It was created in the years around 1960 and is made of solid, high-carat yellow gold. The slightly curved band consists of artfully interconnected links that create a decorative braided pattern. The varied play of light refraction lends the piece of jewellery a splendid appearance. With a length of 38.0 cm, it is worn close to the neck. The hallmarks on the clasp show that the goldsmith's work was made by the Louis Fiessler company, which was founded in Pforzheim in 1857 and specialised in the production of particularly high-quality jewellery. The necklace is beautifully preserved and is a timeless investment piece that highlights the idiosyncrasies and beauties of its material. It found its way to us from Upper Franconia.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.