... is the world’s only museum in public ownership that is dedicated exclusively to jewellery. Its collections comprise thousands of historical, as well as contemporary pieces: originals from five millennia, starting from prehistoric times to the present day.
The museum prevailed in an online voting by readers of »Luxury Report« and received the award »Best Jewellery Museum Germany«. Click here for editor Scott Balinski's interview with museum director Cornelie Holzach.
The museum’s highlights include exquisite specimens from Greek and Etruscan antiquity and from the Renaissance and the Baroque periods, as well as outstanding examples of Art Nouveau jewellery, plus its unique collection of contemporary art jewellery created since 1960.
Two other collections, on permanent loan and displayed since 2006, provide important complementary insights into the diversity of jewellery: the Eva and Peter Herion collection of ethnographic jewellery, and the Philipp Weber pocket watch collection owned by the Sparkasse Pforzheim Calw savings bank.
In addition to the permanent exhibition with jewellery art from five millennia, there are three to four special exhibitions every year. They illuminate different facets of the topic of jewellery and give the opportunity to discover the museum anew again and again.