Glueckskind® family

This is the Glückskind® family

Glueckskind®
Glueckskind® family

The eldest siblings at Glueckskind® family are the rings “Sam” and “Jamie“. We want to be a present for mum for the birth of her baby, a memory of a nice pregnancy or a link to your inner child. Not yet ready for delivery “Jamie” was picked up by parents who lost their baby. Fortunatelly we looked out for each other very well, otherwise “Original-Jamie” would have been highjacked because the parents felt a deep link to their missing baby. After only two weeks “Jamie” – individually manufactured – was able to give the solace needed. In the meantime we recognized, we are solace when the children leave for kindergarden, for studying or even when they leave the parents house. On the other side we can be a link to your femineity, to your own childhood, an alternative to a tattoo or the guarantee not beeing alone (any more).

The Gluecksind® rings got the  A`Design Award at 2015 in Como / Italy.

When travelling around we needed something for everybody so Glueckskind® pendant joined us. Since this everybody who is visiting us can be the architecture of his / her fortune.

Not much later the charms “Sam“, “Sam hoch drei” and “Jamie” enriched our family. Charms are small pendants which can be put on a bracelet or on a necklace and of course can be collected. Our charms fit on the most recent collectors bracelets.

The youngest sibling of our family is amulet “Jamie”. The youngest one but already having the most grand entrance of us all. The whole family was presented at the IHM in Munich but the amulet – wrapped in a silver-knitted scarf – was worn by a model during the fashion show along the catwalk.

Sustainability

Glueckskind® is made of 100% recycled precious metals

Glückskind® Nachhaltigkeit für unsere Kinder
Sustainability for our kids

… and are made in Germany.

Where does the gold and silver for the your ‘Glueckskind®’ rings come from? I can’t provide proof in form of a certificate just yet, but the issue of sustainability and upcycling is very important to me. Jewellery on the subject of babies should in my opinion always be sustainable.

Herefore I make a promise:
All ‘Glueckskind®’ rings are made of 100% recycled precious metals.

The metal refineries with whom I work have set themselves high ecological standards, so that the manufacturing process of the precious metal itself does not impact the environment. All companies I work with are based in Germany and are subject to German law.

I’m happy to provide further information on this subject if requested.

If you would like a ring made from your own gold or silver, please contact me.

In memory

In memory…

“Those who can hear butterflies laughing, know how clouds taste” Novalis (* 2. Mai 1772; † 25. März 1801)

The ‘Glueckskind®’ rings can be a way to express our precious memories of a baby who is no alive today. Some babies were stillborn, died during or shortly after birth or through abortion. Whichever tragical circumstance, these babies are never forgotten. Some people find it comforting to have something physical to remember the baby by, particularly if there hasn’t been a wake or a grave.

Should you have had this experience, then I would like to assure you of my sincere sympathy.

I would like to tell you the story, how the addition of “in memory” came about.

I had a customer in my workshop, who noticed the “Glueckskind®’ rings and suddenly started to cry. She then told me that she had lost a baby a long time ago, and that she has been trying to reach a connection with her baby ever since. She asked to try out ring ‘Jamie“ – which happened to fit perfectly on her finger. Her feedback was that the ring helped her to reach the connection with her late child she had been looking for all these years. She didn’t really want to take the ring off anymore, but did so to get a Stone set and an engraving added. Her tears dried off and happiness emerged. I was quite perplexed at the deep and complex emotions the ring evoked.

I would be very happy should Jamie or Sam allow you the emotional connection you might have been looking for. I can also add an engraving of a star, to symbolise the sky or heaven your child might have gone to. Obviously you don’t have to share your personal story with me if you don’t wish to.

This is how my customer added a whole new meaning to the rings, which I hadn’t even intended at the beginning of the “Glueckskind®’ journey.

The designer

Goldsmith and degreed designer

The designer of glueckskind®: Britta Schwalm
The designer of glueckskind®: Britta Schwalm

“ART should be an essential expression of deep feeling that move people. Art is where the artist has given a piece of himself. And if it is art, than it transcends language, space and time.
DESIGN should follow this principle: “form follows function”.

And making jewelry is a balancing act between art and design.”

Statement about design and art of  Britta Schwalm

 

Britta Schwalm.
After school leaving examination she got edutcation to become a goldsmith. She completed this education best scored. After a while of assistance working she started studies of design and communication. Since that she´s working in her
own business.

Since 2010 she is member of the goldsmith craft guild in Frankfurt/Main and since 2016 she is vice head there.

Besides making jewelery individually in close cooperation with the clients, Britta Schwalm also manufactured some fancy peaces of jewelry which were very successfull in taking part in design competitions.
2016, A‘Design Award in gold, A‘Design Competition, Como/ITALY
2015, German Design Award Nominee, German Design Award, Rat für Formengebung, Frankfurt/GERMANY
2015, A‘Design Award, A‘Design Competition, Como/ITALY
2014, Designaward, in Design competition of the European Academy of Jewellers, goldsmiths and silversmiths, Ahlen/GERMANY
2014, HRD Award Nominee -> qualification to get a sponsor for Diamonds value 20,2ct, HRD Award, HRD Antwerp, Antwerp/BELGIUM
2010, 1st Place, Benvenuto Cellini-Medallie, Zentralverband der Goldschmiede, Wien/AUSTRIA
2007, 3rd Place, Schmuck gestalten mit Originalmineralien, Fachzeitschrift für Goldschmiede, München/GERMANY

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