Pforzheim is internationally renowned as the „City of Gold “. Already in 1767 the foundation of the manufacture and production of watches and bijouterie were laid here. And inspite of the recent changes and the recession that has taken place world-wide, 80% of all jewellery exported from Germany comes from Pforzheim. So Pforzheim was and still is the “City of Jewels ” in Germany.
Both, the University of Pforzheim and the Goldsmith-School are training young designers and those who work with gold. These institutions play important roles in the continuation and the development in the field of gold and jewellery.
The Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim (Pforzheim Jewellery Museum), the only museum of its kind worldwide, specializes in the History of Jewellery. The pieces of rare gems exhibited there, have originated from many countries collected through the centuries. New treasures and other ornaments are constantly acquired and added to the permanent exhibit. Schmuckwelten Pforzheim (The World of Jewellery), another international centre of jewellery and watches, is a unique platform in Europe where one can admire and enjoy a very wide variety of unique designs of jewellery and watches. Also the Technical Museum of the jewellery and watch-making industry is visited by large numbers of people from around the world. Here the visitor can see historical machinery in action.
The geographical situation of Pforzheim is strategically ideal. The three rivers Enz, Nagold and Wuerm meet here. The city lies at the center of the Northern Black Forest Region, which offers a countryside of great diversity. Our company Meirow+Klink GmbH has for good reasons been located here for the past 35 years.