Hans Stern born in 1922, is forced to leave Nazi Germany. He went to Brazil in 1939. He found a job in a stone cutting company. Contacts with minors were very useful when he decided to found his mark in 1945
Hans Stern quickly realized that he can explore the fine gems found throughout Brazil. He set up his first store on the quay of the port of Rio. Then he developed outlets in the big hotels. This strategy has been successful because today the brand is present throughout South America, United States, Europe and Asia. In the 90s Roberto Stern, the eldest son of the founder, took the artistic direction of the brand.
The brand often collaborates with local and international artists. In 2004 H. Stern created a collection in partnership with stylist Diane von Fürstenberg. Made of gold, diamonds and colored stones, the collection consists of bold and sophisticated rings, earrings, charms and bracelets.
The year 2009 brought two interesting collections to H.Stern House. The architect Oscar Niemeyer has passed on his passion for curves in this collaboration with the Brazilian jeweler.
The Brazilian dance troupe Grupo Corpo is inspired by his love for the stage. The choreography and costumes have been translated into the texture of gold in the creation of this line of jewelry.
La collection Groupo Corpo, or jaune © H. Stern
La semaine dernière la maison H. Stern a présenté à Paris sa nouvelle collection Rock Season, qui sera disponible dans ses boutiques en septembre 2014. Les oiseaux et les papillons, l'esprit de rock, l'or rose ou l'or noble et les pierres exceptionnelles telles que morganites ou émeraudes, tous les ingrédients d'une collection innovante sont réunis. Voici quelque images en avant-première:
La collection Rock Season ©Bliss from Paris