1898 - Foundation
In 1898, Thomas Frieden’s grandfather, Emil Frieden, founded a workshop for traditional silver jewellery in the rural Emmental. At that time, women in the countryside wore traditional costumes with each region having its own variation. Apart from the everyday costume, there was always a Sunday costume that was especially richly decorated with filigree silver jewellery. Thanks to the high quality of the filigree technique and the artistically sophisticated floral motifs of the silver jewellery, Emil Frieden’s workshop quickly enjoyed an excellent reputation throughout Switzerland.
More than 100 years later, the same floral motifs inspired Frieden’s designers and goldsmiths to develop the exclusive collection, ‘Thomas Frieden’, a line that combines the different cuts and the natural colours of diamonds for the first time.