What does it take to create a brand that resonates with beauty and sensuality in the hearts and minds of women all around the world? It usually takes someone with exceptional talent, vision, passion and perseverance.
What started as a young and innocent love affair between two people developed into the creative partnership of the brand DYRBERG/KERN; a jewellery brand with an aesthetic planted solidly both in Scandinavian soil and in international trends. A brand and partnership that continue to this very day.
Dyrberg and Kern are both active in the daily operation as the creative heart and soul of the company. As the Creative Directors, design masterminds and driving forces; DYRBERG/KERN A/S is today a brilliant designer jewellery and watch brand, which never ceases to intrigue and entice consumers around the world.
DYRBERG/KERN products are created by hand and undergo many different processes: from casting, polishing and plating of the metal base, to hand braided macramé, to cutting, polishing, and insertion of semi-precious stones and brilliant crystals. Finally the many different elements of one single jewellery piece are assembled. After each process, a specific quality control is performed.
BASE MATERIALS USED The decision regarding which base material to use, depends solely on the individual design and the properties of the jewellery item. If a soft, organic look is wanted, we go for brass. If a strong, technically perfect and clean product is needed, we use stainless steel. Stainless steel is a very hard, strong and durable metal alloy with a content of iron and chrome. Stainless undergo a number of processes, which make it practically scratch free and resistible to corrosion and oxidation. The colour of steel is a cold silvery shade, which may be given a high polish or structured surface, depending on the desired result. Stainless steel can be top coated for a different colour finish. Brass is typically an alloy made of copper and zink. It is a soft, moldable yet very strong and scratch free metal, which may be cast and shaped into practically any form you can imagine. The colour of brass is a soft yellow shade, which may be polished to perfection, but over time the colour darkens as it gets in contact with oxygen. To prevent it from oxidation a top coat is necessary.
THE PLATING Ion plating is one of the most advanced surface finishing processes on the market. Ion plating is carried out in a vacuum environment and makes the top plating more durable and more resistant. It also provides a higher brightness. The greatest advantage of the ion plating process is that the surface created is both harder and chemically more stable than that produced through traditional wet plating methods. Experiments have proven that the plating obtained through Ion plating is five to eight times better than what can be obtained through traditional methods in terms of wear and corrosion resistance. The colour of the ion plating may change over time with the use of various coloured, allergy tested metals.