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By: Diamond World News Service
Jan 9 2020 3:14PM
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With historic craftsmanship and modern, cutting edge manufacturing techniques that has been evolving, Germany stands tall as one of the finest makers of jewellery

Germany is one of the largest economies in Europe with machinery, metals and articles thereof, consumer goods, chemical and fuel products and food and agricultural products contributing as major export commodities. It ranks number 4 when it comes to GDP, with $3684.82 billion as of 2017. For hundreds of years, Germany has been applauded for its jewellery and distinct styles that are exclusive to the country, making the “German” craftsmanship tag world famous. The Germans are known for its precision and meticulousness, and this as with most products, can be seen in their jewellery too.

Quality is of utmost importance, which comes from extensive research and development, education, a high level of technology and years of experience. That is why German The German Precision jewellery and silverware is valued so highly in over 160 export markets around the world. Although the main export markets are located in Europe, in which about 70 per cent of the business is carried out, German jewellery and silverware has increasingly turned to the Far East countries in recent years and especially to Hong Kong as the gateway to the Asian market.

Golden City

The idyllic town of Pforzheim may not ring a bell for many, especially those who are not from the jewellery industry. Situated in the state of Baden- Württemberg, the robust jewellery and watch market in this town is historic, dating back to 1767 when the chieftain of the town decided to set up a jewellery and watch factory in an orphanage. Skirted by the Black Forest, almost 70 per cent of German jewellery is manufactured in this town, which is also home to a jewellery museum with artifacts that are more than 5000 years old and a renowned jewellery school at Pforzheim University.

In addition to the jewellery centre of Pforzheim there is the gemstone cutting centre of Idar- Oberstein. This international trading place has its origin in the rough stones that were once mined there. Today the term “Idar-cut” is well-known all over the world for superior cutting, innovative gem design and distinguished qualities. In a field of strong international competition Idar- Oberstein has been able to maintain its place as one of the top gem centers of the world.

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