The Relentless Pursuit Of Perfection

We share with our clients a commitment to the ancient craft of goldsmithing that connects us to some of the earth’s most beautiful treasures. Working with precious stones formed over eons, and with gold, the most malleable yet immutable rare metal, we are reminded daily about the virtues of patience, flexibility and perseverance. Handed down over generations, our manufacturing process is a symbiosis between craftsmanship honed over decades and the integration of the finest technology.

The making of a Max Kemper ring

1. Ethical Sourcing

Our workshops are supplied exclusively by companies that are either certified with the Fair Trade Seal or meet high international standards. Our materials are meticulously inspected and sourced for their ethical origin, classified by both the Chain of Custody (CoC) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).

2. Gold Granules

Following our secret recipe developed more than a century ago, all our high-quality alloys are made in-house from fine gold, fine silver, platinum and other noble additive metals. Entirely nickel-free and high in palladium content, they are both more skin-friendly and stronger, as well as lending a superior tonal quality to the gold alloys.

3. Strangguss Procedure

All MK rings are manufactured using a process in which the fine gold alloy is cast into a bar at approximately 1,000° Celsius. This is a continuous casting process in a vacuum, in which the precious metals melt together and are compacted into an ingot without any air bubbles that may result in porosity.

4. Cold forming process

Once cooled, the material is rolled out into a sheet of metal corresponding to the thickness of the forms which are stamped out individually, resulting in seamless rings that have superior resistance. Additional curing ensures closure of the finest pores.

5. Intermediate Annealing

The blanks are then annealed twice, which rearranges the atomic structure. This additional effort contributes to the exclusive quality and life-long durability of each MAX KEMPER ring which can be changed in size up to ten times without the ring tearing or breaking. Multiple intermediate annealing.

6. Rolling Technology

To achieve maximum curing, the rings are compressed a second time with rolling technology.

7. Sizing

The ring is pulled over a mandrel to set the ring size.

8. CNC shaping

With the help of diamond lathes controlled by CNC technique, the ring receives its desired width and wall thickness, as well as the final shape of the ring rail in a process that guarantees absolute precision and exact reproducibility. The daily shavings and gold dust are collected and recycled.

9. Sinter Technology

Sintering is used to produce rings of multiple colours. Initially only loosely connected with a laser, the two colour elements are fused together in a vacuum under extreme heat and high pressure, thus achieving a permanent connection without any visible soldering.

10. Texturing and Designs

Individual surface decorations are applied by using state-of-the-art CNC technology, or time-honoured, manually operated engraving devices such as the Mille griffe.

11. Hand polishing

Fine polishing is carried out exclusively by our team of goldsmiths, without the aid of polishing drums, giving the ring a particularly beautiful, durable finish and wearability.

12. Hand Setting

All our gemstones are manually set by master goldsmiths who are versed in the full range of techniques that range from bezel, bar, bead, channel, claw, mille griffe, chaton, grain, driven, rubbed in, pavé, prong or flush, to the most demanding tension or invisible settings.

13. Final polish

The final touch rests quite literally in the experienced hands of our employees. Our rings are carefully polished to acquire their unmistakable lustre, ranging from a high shine or elegant matt to more expressive contemporary textures.

14. Quality control

Each ring undergoes a final quality control over multiple stages of testing. Only then does a ring leave our atelier.