100 Years of Bauhaus

History of the movementJoost-schmidt-mechanical-stage-design-1925

The German Bauhaus Movement is over 100 years old. It’s one of the most influential architectural movements and has profound design implications until today. It follows a groundbreaking minimalistic and efficient approach, while combining crafts and the fine arts. The German Art school called “Staatliches Bauhaus” was founded by Walter Gropius in 1919. It was positioned in Weimar (1919-1925), Dessau (1925-1932) and Berlin until 1933. In that year the school closed under the pressure of the Nazis. This devastating ending was also a great start towards spreading the ideas of the Bauhaus movement around the globe, since a lot of the artists emigrated. Subsequently, the design ideas had vast implications on modern architecture and design.


The movement aimed to reunite fine art and functional design. This was based on the fear of the heartlessness of modern manufacturing that arose in the late 19th century. Thereby the artists of the movement tried to unite the principles of mass production and individual artistic vision. Bauhaus artists tried to aim for linear and geometrical forms, everything else was of less importance. Line, shape and colour was the focus of their work. Famous artists of the movement are Mies van der Rohe, Klee, Kandinsky, or Moholy-Nagy.

InspirationBauhaus Movement

Also, our jewelry is highly influenced by the impacts of the Bauhaus movement. The general idea of minimalistic approaches to our glocal designs or traditional jewelry, follows the idea of clean designs that express your individuality. Naturally, especially our Bauhaus Collection shows this influence, which we call seductive minimalism. Our Bauhaus jewelry seeks to level the distinction between the fine and applied arts and reunite manufacturing and creativity. Thereby, the collection provides delicate, translucent geometric shapes that translate into elegant and easy to wear shapes. Our Bauhaus collection uses a lot of Ceramic, which was a common element during the period. Pursuing evermore individual jewelry is part of the influence of the Bauhaus movement, too. Thus, we created two wonderful pieces that you can customize. Choose your own ceramic colour combinations to find your individual artistic vision: the Bauhaus custom square and Bauhaus custom round rings.


Bauhaus Movement building In case you are interested in the Bauhaus movement, we highly recommend seeing for yourself by visiting Bauhaus museums. For example the one in Berlin or in Dessau itself. Further, just take a look around you. No matter if it’s the chair you are sitting on, or the building you might be living in. At last, we highly recommend visiting the white city in Tel Aviv, to see stunning Bauhaus architecture that was started from emigrating German Jewish architects in the 1930’s.

erfahre wie du deine lieblings schmuckstücke im sommer richtig pflegst

The beach holiday is planned and the pool is waiting, but should the jewellery be worn in the water? Not infrequently the question arises whether jewellery can be worn to pool events without any problems? Or whether it is even harmful to wear your wedding ring while swimming in the sea as usual? The truth is that your precious pieces will be grateful if you give them a little break for these occasions. Because besides the potential danger of your jewellery slipping off and getting lost in the water, there are several other reasons why a day at the beach or pool can be harmful.

Process for personalized jewelry

You want to wear jewelry that you have not discovered anywhere? Or would you rather give your jewelry a personal touch? Then be sure to read through the next steps that will accompany you with us. Pukka Berlin also offers custom rings, necklaces, bracelets and more in addition to our collections.

What is the process of creating a personalized piece of jewelry?

1. Sun, sand and salt can damage the metal.

Contact with salt water and sand can cause erosion of the metal layer of the jewellery. Gold is naturally a soft metal and cannot be formed into jewellery on its own. Therefore, it is mixed with other metals, such as copper, to transform it into a harder metal. Copper reacts very strongly with salt, making the jewellery vulnerable. The more copper is used in the gold, the more susceptible the jewellery becomes. So 14-karat gold, for example, is more susceptible to erosion than 18-karat gold. Effects of this kind over a longer period of time thus weaken the precious metal - decomposition occurs. This leads to discolouration of the metal and increases its susceptibility to breakage. Gold-plated silver pieces are particularly at risk when they come into contact with salt water, because the water tarnishes the gold coating over time. The golden appearance fades faster and the silver under the gold coating becomes visible. It is therefore advisable to use our solid gold Fine Line, as solid gold is much less susceptible to erosion and generally more durable than gold-plated silver pieces.

how does chlorine affect jewellery?

Das Chlor im Swimming Pool kann nicht nur zu Verfärbungen, sondern auch zu einer sogenannten Korrosion führen:

Das Chlor reagiert möglicherweise mit den Metallen, die mit dem Gold vermischt sind, und kann zu Zersetzung führen. Dies könnte Deinen Verlobungsring beschädigen und dazu führen, dass die beinhalteten Diamanten oder Edelsteine aus der Fassung fallen. Um den idealen Diamanten für Deinen Verlobungsring zu finden, hilft Dir sicher unser BlogeintragTipps zum Diamantenkaufweiter. Oder buche einfach direkt einenpersönlichen Beratungsterminmit uns.

3. ...Und was ist mit den Edelsteinen?

Gemstones are highly susceptible to discoloration when exposed to saltwater or chlorine. The biggest concern is damage to the facets and gemstones itself. The stone can appear blemished meaning there are stains to its facets. This makes the stone appear dull and less shiny. For softer stones, for example amethysts or citrines, sand might buff the stone as well taking the stones sparkle away and making the surface seem rough. Watch out, because all this applies even more to fake gemstones, which are often made of glass. So it's advisable to go for jewelry with real gemstones. Fortunately, we at Pukka Berlin only work with real gemstones, so take a look at our pieces with diamonds, sapphires, rubies or moonstones.

4. tips zum erhalt des natürlichen glanzes von schmuck

Reinige Deinen Schmuck nach einem Tag am Strand oder am Pool entweder mit einem weichen, feuchten Tuch um Salz- und Sandreste wegzuwischen. Noch besser ist es, Deinen Schmuck so bald wie möglich mit einer Kombination aus Wasser, sanfter Seife und einer weichen Bürste zu waschen. Tips zur Schmuckreinigung findest du in unserem Blog-Beitrag Schmuck selber reinigen. Außerdem sollten Schmuckstücke von Zeit zu Zeit von einem Juwelier begutachtet und professionell gereinigt werden. Wenn Du diese Tips beachtest, kannst Du Deinen Tag am Strand ohne Hintergedanken genießen. Also: Happy Vacation!