Wonderful news. We are excited and proud to announce that Wempe, one of the world’s premier jewelers, is officially the exclusive retail partner throughout Germany for ASHOKA®.
But that’s just the headline. The real story lies in the values, beliefs and friendships shared by two families. Families with strong, confident women in leadership roles. Families with a desire to bring beauty, quality and elegance to the world.
The Wempe story stretches back over four generations. Gerhard Wempe, the company’s founder, was a young watchmaker when he opened his modest shop back in 1878. But he had a plan: offer the best quality, the broadest range of products and the highest level of customer care. His vision guides the company to this day. We are proud to be associated with such a renowned family and thrilled to see our ASHOKA® diamonds presented in a beautiful new light.
Wempe’s extraordinarily talented creative director, Catherine Plouchard, has created two unique jewelry lines – Cube Wempe ASHOKA® and Art Déco Wempe ASHOKA®. Both exquisite collections take their inspiration from the New York City skyline, and dramatically emphasize the unique qualities and striking geometry of our ASHOKA® diamonds.
Kim-Eva Wempe, managing general partner of Wempe, and Eve Goldberg worked closely together to build a strong partnership based on mutual admiration and trust. “I was interested in the fact that Goldberg is a family-owned company,” said Kim-Eva Wempe. “Then I looked at the diamonds and saw that they were just incredibly beautiful. I realized that William Goldberg and Wempe were a perfect fit!”
“It was really fate,” said Eve Goldberg. “It was the right place at the right time, and both of us were ready for new business ideas. Besides, it was a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a remarkable woman who is also a successful and accomplished business leader.”