Discover Germany | Special Theme | Fine Jewellery
More than just accessories
TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE I PHOTOS: TRIANGEL
Jewellery label Triangel designs statement pieces that not only enhance their wearer’s beauty, but they also carry a great deal of meaning. Since 1988, Gaby and Reinhard Ladhoff have been the heart and soul of their fine jewellery manufactory Triangel in Beverstedt, near Hamburg. Their jewellery is inspired by the surrounding Hanseatic flair, the poetic sea and its breath-taking interplay of colours. Reinhard Ladhoff explains:“The organic structure of the finished pieces radiate clarity and form perfection. It is a symbiosis of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry and the force of the landscape.” Ladhoff works with precious stones, gold and silver to create jewellery that also conveys a personal message. Their recent favourite piece is a ring called ‘one world - one religion’, which was inspired by the on-going wars, the terrorism and the violent exodus seemingly all happening in the name of god.
The teachings of the world’s five major religions are engraved in the ring, which turns it into a powerful symbol for unity, encouraging a peaceful co-existence. The profits of this beautiful ring will be donated to the charity Sea-Watch, which rescues refugees. Every piece of jewellery has a story behind it. Ladhoff adds: “The company’s name Triangel stems from our commitment. Design, production and marketing are aligned with individuality, mentality and the taste of our customers. Today our collection includes 500 different products.” Triangel’s jewellery is a form of artistic expression merged with style, craftsmanship and quality. It is the perfect formula for popular yet meaningful designs. www.triangel-schmuck.de
Where are you anchored? Young jewellery label Ocean Story® stands for a sense of home, of longing and remembering places we hold dearly in our hearts. Their bracelets and necklaces are beautiful keepers of our stories. Using rope as an integral part of jewellery inspired German designer Rebecca Buschhüter to open her own label. Never did she dream of her anchor bracelets, which combine this unconventional material with gold and silver, turning into a customer favourite. Ocean lover Buschhüter explains: “For me the anchor symbolises strength and connection. Wherever I am, the anchor keeps me in touch with the sea. Each client has their own connection. It might be the memory of a nice holiday or the anchor as a symbol for loyalty, support, stability, hope and optimism.” The new ‘Coordinates’ collection is inspired by coins from hidden treasures. Every maritime necklace and bracelet features an individual engraving of coordinates chosen by the customers, so they always carry their favourite place with them. 20 | Issue 48 | March 2017
There are many places that hold personal meaning to us. For example, where we first kissed our partner, where we were born or simply where we feel most at home. “Our customers’ joy when they receive one
Hamburg city ring and tube with leather bracelet.
‘One world – one religion’ ring.
Reinhard and Gaby Ladhoff.
TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE | PHOTOS: JENN WERNER
of the coordinates pieces is incredible,” Buschhüter smiles.“It is lovely to hear their stories and to experience their enthusiasm.” Whether you are a sailor, a traveller or a romantic, Ocean Story®’s timeless jewellery is a statement for remembering what is important to us, every single day. www.oceanstory.de
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