Idar-Oberstein is one of Germany's major gem and jewellery manufacturing centres
Efficiency and quality permeate Germany’s gem and jewellery sector, whose top exports include enthralling gemstones in the most precise and appealing cuts; jewellery and findings that meld artistry and functionality; and state-of-the-art equipment and tools for jewellery manufacturing.
Many of Germany's gem and jewellery trade players are based in manufacturing hubs Pforzheim and Idar-Oberstein. The country's rich gem-cutting tradition is largely rooted in the latter, where lapidaries have honed their craft for decades. Some of the world's most beautiful gems emerge from these workshops, validating Germany's reputation for finer cuts.
German jewellery designs are just as distinctive. Mostly favouring clean, simple lines, these creations exude quiet confidence in their sophisticated minimalism and classic charm. From jewellery and wedding rings to findings and chains, the Made in Germany brand is quality personified.
The country's manufacturing prowess extends too to its equipment and supplies sector, which applies the latest technological advances to machinery, supplies and tools for the jewellery industry.