Hemmerle is a German family run jewelry business that was established in Munich in 1893 by brothers Joseph and Anton Hemmerle when they took over the business of respected goldsmith Elchinger. They renamed the firm Gebrüder Hemmerle and Two years later in 1895 they were appointed ‘Purveyor to the Court’ by Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria. They exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. In 1905 they began making the Bavarian Maximiliansorden. Joseph and Anton’s sons Joseph Jr. and Carl Hemmerle joined their fathers’ firm after the end of WWI. In 1937 Carl took sole control of the firm after the death of Joseph Jr. and was later joined by his wife Lore. Their son Stefan trained as a goldsmith in Munich before broadening his experience working for jewelers in France, Italy and Denmark in preparation to come home to the family business. On his return to Munich he joined Hemmerle along with his brother Franz during the 1970s. The business grew into an international brand with the skills of the brothers. The firm celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1993 and two years later Stefan and his wife Sylveli ran the company. The firm then began to break away from traditional jewelry. The firm began to exhibit at prestigious Art Fairs in both Europe and America and in 1998 the Munich boutique was re-designed. Then in 1999 they decided to re-locate the workshop closer to the shop. The team of jewelers grew to twenty-two master craftsmen. In 2006 Stefan’s son Christian and his wife Yasmin joined the firm.