|1970||Born in Wasserburg am Bodensee, Germany|
|1992–1995||Apprenticeship as goldsmith with Maile Andreas, Konstanz, Germany|
|2002||Schoonhoven Silver Award|
|2007||Silver Triennial for cutlery, 3rd price|
|2014||Foundation of own brand|
“Knots serve to connect, secure and adorn. Solidified in metal, they symbolize everlasting unity and can no longer be untied,” says Oliver Schmidt. His trademark is the overhand knot, which he uses as an unpretentious yet distinctive design element in his rings that he crafts from satin-finished gold, blackened or uncoated stainless steel. In some models, the knot alone suffices as an embellishing element, whereas others are further enhanced by pavé-set diamonds. By working simple ring bands with geometrical profiles into the desired shapes, Schmidt creates thematic metaphors. Waves and elegantly curved lines also rank among this jewelry designer’s favorite motifs. Their graceful lightness serves to reveal the past and capture the movements involved in the forging process for eternity. Prices range from 300 to 3000 euros.
- Great Britain