höllwerk was founded by Astrid Zipp in 2001, an accomplished goldsmith and graduate of the prestigious jewelry design college in Pforzheim, germany.
Her first studio open its doors in the Höllgasse (hell’s street) in the old medieval center of Passau, germany, Hence the company name höllwerk (hell’s works) which has grown into a well-recognized and registered trademark of its own right. In 2009 höllwerk relocated to the romantic city of Heidelberg. It is here where Astrid designs and manufactures her original one-of-a-kind jewelry with the love and passion of a true artist.
höllwerk is recognized for its unique, exclusive, top quality jewelry, designed and manufactured in germany and marketed by the artist herself.
But there is another advantage to astrid being the master of her entire value chain: environmentally sustainable sourcing and production that honors fair compensation, human and save work conditions of the mine workers are very dear to the artist. That is why all jewelry pieces are made of either certified reclaimed gold or silver, fair trade gold & silver or certified ecogold.