Biedermeier

Biedermeier (or Biedermacher period) refers to the period of time not only important for jewelry design, which began around 1815 and ended around 1850. The term "Biedermeier" is based on a fictional character, the somewhat bourgeois bourgeois character of Gottlieb Biedermaier, who is characterized by a simple disposition.

One of the defining characteristics of the era was the increased retreat into private life, people were looking for happiness in the family. The focus was on a cozy living culture, cosiness, security, love & loyalty and also being related to nature and had an impact on the jewelry creations.

Jewelery was valued more as an ideal, sentimental treasure, and people also lived by a “less is more” - although of course economic aspects also played a role: a brooch with a few pearls, gold or silver in a floral design, a simple one with small ones A tiara decorated with rubies or a brooch or pendant in which, for example, curls of hair or portraits with the addition of resin, coral, plaster, foam gold or tombac were made into souvenirs.