It was our enthusiasm for platinum that laid the foundation for our establishing the Henrich & Denzel jewelry manufactory in 1984. It has meanwhile evolved into an internationally renowned company, whose jewelry is being worn all over the world, from New York to Tokyo.
The purity of nature, exquisite materials and a contemporary formal idiom are our sources of inspiration and also the guidelines for our work, which is characterized by our uncompromising commitment to stringent quality standards, implemented in each and every manufacturing step.
Our company is still located in Radolfzell on the German shore of Lake Constance. This, too, emphasizes how Henrich & Denzel has embraced genuine values in its corporate culture.
We feel a strong affinity for the Lake Constance region, not least due to its pure and pristine natural beauty, its aura of manifest authenticity. This is where we belong, while also being at home all over the world – on each and every wearer’s skin.
Our job is to adorn people, translating our concept of jewelry and design into tangible reality. Henrich & Denzel stands for refined luxury, a clear-cut formal idiom, platinum and diamonds, plus lasting values – values that outlive fleeting fashions. Our jewelry appeals to people with a sense of style and true values, who share our love for jewelry. The people at Henrich & Denzel have put their unique mark on our company, with their inspiration, their creativity and their skills. Wedding aesthetic designs and perfect craftsmanship to the magic of the unique and sublime is our shared passion, which inspires us to create compelling examples of a contemporary jewelry culture.
Henrich & Denzel comprehends design as an integral product feature that governs the entire development process. So by synergizing aesthetic appeal, superlative quality, inimitable haptics, functionality and ergonomic shapes, we create jewelry that is characterized by long-lasting design qualities and values.
We are committed to creating jewelry imbued with an aesthetic appeal that does not need any fashionable integument or superficial beauty. Our creations owe their appeal to their inherent formal statements, their reduction to essentials, plus their luxurious attributes and well-conceived ergonomic functionality.
A sculptural quality, intelligent constructions and clearly recognizable perfection are the key constituents of unobtrusive, natural beauty – and of all our pieces’ sublimely imposing aura, which also reflects the open-minded personality and authentic individuality so characteristic for each aficionado of Henrich & Denzel jewelry.
Our designs have won the Red Dot Award, the German Design Award and the Couture Design Award.
Exquisite jewelry maintains its value. It outlasts the passage of time. Those who create jewelry create something for eternity – a rather special task that we are consciously aware of, each and every day, also knowing full well that it’s the people working at our manufactory who make a piece of Henrich & Denzel jewelry come alive.
At the same time, we love the demanding challenge of wedding the traditional goldsmith’s craft to state-of-the-art technology for working the precious materials. With meticulous passion for detail and superlative crafting skills, plus a wealth of experience and know-how, our highly qualified designers, goldsmiths, gemstone setters and technicians create unique products of imperishable value: timeless jewelry creations that make us proud – and adorn happy people.
With our product portfolio comprising top-quality engagement, wedding and other types of exquisite rings, we regard it as our responsibility to embrace a sustainable manufacturing concept.
Our uncompromising corporate philosophy is reflected in the carefully selected materials we use and their superlative quality, both of which are prerequisites for a jewelry creation’s lasting value and imperishable beauty. Our rigorous quality checks serve to guarantee our consistently high standards, and meet the most exacting expectations as to design quality, workmanship and durability.
All our production and manufacturing processes are in full compliance with the most stringent environmental protection standards. All material residues are collected and recycled. And it goes without saying that Henrich & Denzel uses only electricity generated by renewable energy sources.
For us, perfection demands the purest and most exquisite jewelry materials. The characteristic elements of Henrich & Denzel jewelry are platinum and gold, plus diamonds and/or colored gemstones.
We use only fine platinum and 950 platinum, as well as 750 gold. When used to manufacture wedding rings and other types of jewelry, these precious metals are usually mixed (alloyed) with other metals to enhance their properties. The higher the precious metal content in an alloy, the purer it is, and the more exclusive is the piece of jewelry crafted from it. In our opinion, only the best is good enough for engagement, wedding and other types of exquisite rings. This is why we don’t offer any precious metal alloys with a fineness of less than 750/1000.
Being a particularly durable metal, platinum is the first choice for jewelry intended for eternity. Platinum symbolizes the idea of unique exclusivity. It is extremely rare, much rarer than gold. The production process, starting from mining the ore to obtaining pure platinum, involves 150 complex work steps. Its extremely high melting point and considerable toughness are a great challenge when it’s being shaped.
Henrich & Denzel is one of the few jewelry manufactories in the world that preferably use platinum with a fineness of at least 950/1000 as a white precious metal. Thanks to this high degree of fineness (95 %), platinum jewelry is hypoallergenic. So people with a sensitive skin that is allergic to many materials can usually wear platinum jewelry without any problems.
Henrich & Denzel uses only gold with a fineness of at least 750/1000, up to 999 fine gold. Like with all the other materials we employ, we also want to know the origin of the gold we use. We support the “No Dirty Gold” campaign initiated by Earthworks, an organization that is committed to ensuring that natural resources are mined in an environmentally and ethically responsible manner.
We use what is called the Kimberley Process Certificate as a certificate of origin, which guarantees that our diamonds come from legitimate sources, and have been mined in compliance with UN Resolutions 1171, 1173, 1306 and 1343.
This certificate of origin is part of what is called the “System of Warranties”, which obligates all reputable diamond cutters and traders to cut and sell only “conflict-free” diamonds. Henrich & Denzel collaborates exclusively with diamond cutting companies that confirm to us in writing that they comply with the regulations of this System of Warranties.
The diamonds used by Henrich & Denzel have been graded in accordance with the IDC Rules, based on the following determinant quality criteria: the diamonds’ weight, color, purity and cut. Starting from a diamond size of 0.50 ct, the stones are accompanied by an expert’s report issued by an internationally recognized institute (HRD, GIA or DPL). The diamonds included in our online diamond database have all been certified by the GIA.