250th Anniversary of the Golden City

In 2017 Pforzheim will celebrate the 250th anniversary of its jewellery and watch industry. The city will mark this anniversary with unique exhibitions and spectacular live acts, with jewellery and design art, with conventions and congresses, with plenty of music and theatre and it will demonstrate which innovations have developed out of Pforzheim’s traditional industry.

It was Margrave Karl Friedrich, who in 1767 issued the privilege to create a pocket watch and silverware manufactory in Pforzheim. In doing so, he initiated a story of success that would shape Pforzheim to this day and finally make it the “Golden City”. What is more: the future itself of the city as a business, design and university location is immutably associated with this event 250 years ago.

You can find more information at www.goldstadt250.de.

To mark the 250th anniversary of the Golden City of Pforzheim, the renowned goldsmith and jewellery designer Piet von den Boom, who has received many awards in his time, has exclusively designed a remarkable jewellery collection.

The design theme ‘Gold Mosaic’ harks back in figurative manner to traditional motifs, which have defined the history of jewellery from time immemorial, is how the artist explains his creations.

The items in the jewellery collection are produced by the company Andrea Daub.