Bernd Munsteiner- Master Gem Cutter
Posted on March 25 2013
Bernd Munsteiner grew up near Idar-Oberstein, Germany, a mecca for gem carving, working in his father’s lapidary studio, then studied metal sculpting, painting and jewelry design at the arts academy at Pforzheim during the 1960's.
He is know for developing his own unique style, cutting facets into the backside of transparent stones. During the course of his impressive career he collaborated with jewelry artist Bjorn Weckstrom for Lapponia Jewelry. Their styles blend to make architecture and otherworldly pieces of jewelry.