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100% Made in Germany

We have exceptionally high standards when it comes to quality. Every Fischer wedding ring is made with loving care and the highest precision. Every single piece of jewellery is made 100% in Germany, following Pforzheim’s goldsmithing tradition.

Diamonds

The sparkle of a diamond has always been a magical eye-catcher. No wonder diamonds are also known as the “Kings of all gemstones”, which owe their popularity to the values directly associated with them: Rarity, history and love. The customer who decides to buy a diamond can legitimately expect a miracle created by nature.

All the diamonds on Fischer rings are of carefully selected premium quality. Every diamond is a fascinating and highly complex natural product. Its properties include not only exceptional solidity, but also the ability to be cleaved. Thus, in very rare cases, it is possible for a brilliant to be damaged or to even break.

The diamond, one of the greatest temptations of mankind, is a modification of pure carbon and usually creates transparent or colourless crystals. A diamond takes millions of years to develop. It is formed by carbon solidifying under high temperature and pressure at a depth of up to 150 km below the earth’s surface. The impact of meteorites and the resulting force of the collision can also produce carbon-derived diamonds.

Quality criteria for diamonds

(Carat, Colour, Clarity, Cut – and, more recently, additionally Conflict)

Carat

The first “C” – carat – is used to measure the total weight of the diamond or of gemstones in general. One (metric) carat has exactly 0.2 grams. The commonly used abbreviation is ct. The historical background: the seeds of the carob tree were formerly used as a unit of measurement because of their roughly constant weight of approx. 0.2 g and their consistent size.

It is important to make a distinction from carat as the unit of measurement for the fineness of gold.

Carat can therefore provide information about the total weight of a diamond, but also about the proportions of, for instance, gold in a gold alloy.

Colour

The most desirable colour of a diamond is its absolute colourlessness and transparency. In nature, however, this “perfect” diamond does not exist. In reality, diamonds are therefore classified into the following colour categories (extract):

  • Finest white (River)
  • Fine white (Top Wesselton)
  • White (Wesselton)
  • Lightly tinted white + (Top Crystal)
  • Lightly tinted white (Crystal)
  • Tinted white (Top Cape)

Clarity

A diamond’s clarity is influences by inclusions, which can be of a solid, gas or liquid nature. The following terms are used in the industry to describe clarity (excerpt):

if – internally flawless – except for possible surface traces from processing, flawless.

vs1 /vsi – very small inclusions – inclusions are difficult to detect at tenfold magnification.

si1 – small inclusions – inclusions are easily visible at tenfold magnification.

(Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamant)

As a standard, Fischer Trauringe uses brilliant-cut diamonds of the quality TW/si (Top Wesselton / small inclusions).

Cut

The crucial factor for the so-called “fire” of a diamond is its cut. Different types of diamond cut make the stone sparkle to different degrees: Brilliant cut, princess cut, etc.

The most commonly used cut is the brilliant cut. A brilliant always refers to a diamond that has been cut with in a specific way – the brilliant cut. Other gemstones or artificial stones with a brilliant cut must be labelled differently, e.g. zirconia with a brilliant cut.

Conflict

A more recently emerged characteristic of a diamond is its origin. Diamonds associated with ” conflicts” are now condemned by the majority of the population as public awareness of ethical and environmental issues grows. The trade with these so-called “blood diamonds” or “conflict diamonds” is forbidden and largely stopped.

Due to the high prices paid for diamonds, mining takes place under dreadful conditions, especially in underdeveloped regions and conflict-ridden (crisis) areas. Life-threatening working conditions and poor conditions are common in these areas. Diamonds mined in this way are often used to finance civil wars.

For this reason, diamonds are only considered “conflict-free” if they are verified by precise details about their origin, proven by the Kimberly certificate. Fischer only uses stones where human rights and environmental protection are guaranteed and certified accordingly.

To manufacture our carbon rings, we use prepreg carbon which is characterised by its special stability and rigidness. Prepreg consists of wound carbon fibres impregnated with epoxy resin, which can then be dried for further processing. This material is used in many industrial sectors (e.g. automotive production, modelling, medical technology, etc.). It is extremely resistant to chemicals and temperature and shows hardly any signs of abrasion when worn.

Each ring is completely unique! The individual winding of the tubes can lead to slight differences in the marbling of the surface between different pairs of wedding rings, but this once again underlines the handcrafted character of the models. Our models convince with their value and eye-catching design! With FischerCarbon®, Fischer is launching various wedding ring and jewellery ring models in which the high-tech material is combined with precious metals such as apricot gold or red gold.

For those who prefer cooler colours, the combination of palladium, grey gold or platinum with carbon is the perfect choice.

How does carbon end up in the ring?

Depending on the model, the rings are either made of carbon tubes and combined with precious metal, or a carbon fibre impregnated in epoxy resin is fitted into the rings’ complex millings and wound around the ring many times. The twisted carbon fibre used by Fischer consists of 3,000-12,000 individual fibres. The process requires the incorporated fibre to dry for at least 24 hours before the ring can be further processed and given its final polish. The combination of warm apricot gold and deep black is a very special interplay of colours that is not only extremely harmonious but also sets a new trend.

The fact that carbon is not a one-day wonder is becoming increasingly clear within the wedding ring industry. Due to the great demand, Fischer has expanded its carbon collection to a considerable number of models. Carbon is a high-tech material and its properties are particularly appealing to men. There are hardly any signs of abrasion when worn and, depending on the model, wedding rings made with carbon are significantly lighter than rings made entirely of precious metal. Combined with colour-matching alloys such as apricot gold, red gold, palladium or platinum and beautifully shining diamonds, the models also charm women who want a special wedding ring.

Men want to experience adventures, master life, defy the adversities of everyday life and master great tasks. What material can be better associated with this, especially in the sports and leisure sector, than carbon? Many men are attracted by the enthusiasm for the material and the associations that come with its use, and the desire for a carbon wedding ring is aroused. Carbon makes men cool – and women special!

Production process

Melting/blank production: For our own blank production, we mix the different components of our alloys in form of granules and melt them. As soon as the material is completely melted, a strand is cast in either a round or rectangular profile. Subsequently, it is rolled and blanks are stamped out. Fischer manufactures almost all the blanks for our range of alloys. Only a small number of alloys are bought externally.

Spinning: During this process, the ring is given its individual shape and the profile chosen by the customer. The inner rounding of our rings – also called crowning – is adapted to the shape and width of the model so that maximum wearing comfort is achieved. The edges are smoothed and the final size of the ring is made with the precision of CNC technology.

Surface treatment: Through laser cutting or milling, the ring attains its unique pattern. These can be grooves, furrows or indentations. Depending on the model, the milling is done fully automatically or by manually operating a machine (e.g. diamond cutting). The milling machines are also used to prepare the rings for the setters by drilling or milling stone positions and settings.

Setting: In the field of wedding rings, there are many different types of settings with which the diamonds are securely attached to the ring. In most cases, setting is done by hand. The profession of setting is learned in a three-year apprenticeship, exactly like the profession of the goldsmith! For Fischer wedding rings, the following types of setting are offered: “rub-over”, “channel” and “section”.

Goldsmith: For each ring, the rings pass through the hands of a goldsmith. This again shows how much manual work is involved in each individual pair of wedding rings. The goldsmith carries out precision work such as filing, soldering, lasering and diffusion welding (= combining blanks of different colours at high temperature and under high pressure, e.g. for bicolour rings). Lastly, the wedding ring is hallmarked/stamped with the FS Fischer symbol.

Polishing: Polishing gives the surface of the wedding rings its final look. Again, this requires perfect sensitivity! Depending on the model of the wedding ring, the polishers sometimes tape off very small areas where the wedding ring should remain matt and polish only the specified surface.

Engraving: At Fischer, the customer can choose between diamond and laser engraving. Various characters, symbols or even a handwritten text can be incorporated into the ring. To finish the process, all rings are ultrasonically cleaned to remove the residues from the production process and to ensure that the customer receives a high-quality and visually flawless product.

Surfaces

“Not everything (that is gold) necessarily has to shine”: every profile ring is available with a wide variety of surface structures.

Polished: With the help of fine polishing pastes, the wedding ring is manually polished until it becomes shiny. This shine lasts for a long time, but will gradually change to a slightly more matt surface due to traces of wear.

Fine matt: Along with a polished finish, this is the most frequently chosen surface. Here you should make the customer aware that a matt ring does not remain matt for a lifetime, but that the surface changes more and more to a polished look over the course of time due to wear marks.

Sand matt: This is a very even matt surface structure, which especially enhances the different colours of multicoloured rings. This surface is rather sensitive to scratches.

Rubbed matt: This surface treatment is done with a scotch mat. The circular movements create its appearance. Wear properties are like that of a fine matt finish.

Oblique matt: The very tight matting of the surface is created with a polishing brush. This adds a slight shine to the surface and gives it a beautiful look. Wearing properties are the same as for fine matt.

Hammered matt: This is a great alternative to sand matt, as it is more resistant. Tools of different thicknesses can make the appearance weaker or stronger.

Exclusive matt: Handcrafted by the goldsmith individual surface with beautiful distinction in colour and surface variations. Also recommended as a complete surface matting due to the good wearing properties.

Bark: Roughly milled by hand, then sandblasted. Individual character and overall quite robust to heavier exposure to wear.

Ice matt: This surface is the most resistant and hardly changes, as wear marks hardly alter the appearance.

Hallmarking

In the jewellery industry, hallmarking refers to the embossing of a symbol into precious metal. With the help of a hammer and the hallmarking iron, a kind of motive stamp, the imprint is applied to the metal.

Despite the lack of a uniform legal regulation, it is common in Germany to hallmark the fineness stamp (in thousandths). If this is applied to a piece of jewellery, it must also contain what has been hallmarked.

You can find the hallmark of the fineness in all Fischer wedding rings, as well as the “FS” symbol, which guarantees the authenticity of the ring and stands for the highest quality 100% “Made in Germany”.

Punzierung

Sustainability

Sustainability enjoys a high priority at Fischer Trauringe. This is expressed, for example, in environmentally friendly recycling procedures within the manufacturing process and in the sourcing of certified diamonds. Fischer guarantees a flawless origin of diamonds. Only stones are processed that are extracted with a guaranteed high regard for human rights and environmental protection!

 

Fair treatment of suppliers, customers and employees, absolute reliability and a wedding ring production “100% Made in Germany” – all the above are part of the company principles which Fischer has been living in its corporate philosophy for more than 100 years.

Cleaning the rings

Fischer wedding rings are extremely robust. Hard shocks, carrying heavy loads or wearing several rings at a time – none of this will do your piece of jewellery any good, however. Please treat it with care. You may notice this natural process: Wedding rings with a matt surface tend to become a little shinier and, conversely, shiny wedding rings tend to become a little more matt over the course of time. You should never clean your rings with corrosive liquids. Water and soap are sufficient.

Traces of wear

Traces of wear are completely normal and occur on every worn wedding ring in every alloy. These should not be seen as flaws or faults, but as true “traces of life” that make every ring unique.

In the best case, your Fischer ring will accompany you for a lifetime. This close relationship is also reflected in the piece of jewellery. A ring that always looks “new” has not spent most of its time on your finger, but in a hidden casket. Allow your ring to collect “traces of life” and do not remove them immediately. Real damage is a different matter. In such a case, it is best to contact the Fischer jeweller from which you purchased your rings. They will be able to help you in an uncomplicated manner and, if necessary, will send your ring to us for repair or reconditioning.

Gay People

Wedding rings for all who have made their choice!

Two good-looking men in a jeep with sunglasses on – you can almost feel their desire for adventure, which accompanies both men on their road trip. This couple is representative of all homosexual couples. For the courageous, for the adventurous, for the experimental – in short, for all those who have made a decision and want to make a statement – Fischer has developed the right rings. However… we do not have special wedding rings for them in our collection. As our wedding rings are available in numerous variations, it is of course possible to choose, for example, two wedding rings with diamonds or two wedding rings without diamonds. Just as the couple wishes.

Zertifikat

FS Seal of quality

The FS seal of quality is applied to every Fischer ring by hand. Only this trademark offers you the guarantee of owning an original made by Fischer. 100% “Made in Germany”.

Warranty

During the legal warranty period, Fischer is liable for defects in material and processing. Damage resulting from improper use or lack of care is excluded. Normal abrasion and traces of wear are also excluded. If a ring has been modified by a jeweller or another person (e.g. the width has been altered), Fischer cannot accept the ring as a warranty claim.

Wedding shows

Our jeweller partners offer you the opportunity to explore a wide range of Fischer wedding rings at wedding trade fairs. If you are interested in visiting a jeweller near you at a wedding fair, please check our blog – there we regularly update where Fischer wedding rings are exhibited.

Inside/Out concept

An enchanting collection in floral design, characterised by fine blossom and tendril patterns, once again confirms Fischer Trauringe’s pioneering role in the field of design. Due to the use of a high-quality laser system, the application of the floral patterns with the smallest details is of highest quality.

The “Rosenring” by Fischer has become a true icon. This ring, as well as a large part of the Flora collection, is characterised by the unique Inside/Out concept.

The aim of this floral collection is to convince men of the romantic design of the rings as well. Ladies tend to enjoy playful and magical rings, while men prefer classic and simple models. To ensure that the rings are suitable for both, the Fischer Inside/Out concept is needed. The lady can admire the floral pattern displayed on the outside every day, while the man wears a supposedly plain wedding ring on the outside. And even if the two wedding rings have very little in common at first glance, they nevertheless belong together inseparably and forever – just like the couple wearing them.

Innovative ceramic-based materials

The vivid colours found in the “Elise” collection, such as the delicately gleaming pearlescent effects, are achieved using a novel ceramic-based composite material. The coloured material is manually applied in several layers into the filigree indentations lasered onto the ring and then hardened under UV light. The finished ring is colour-fast, which means that a change in colour, such as fading, is virtually impossible. Due to the layered application of the material and the subsequent hardening phase, which is repeated several times, exceptional properties – in contrast to enamel – such as impact and wear resistance are achieved. This makes the innovative material ideal for the production of (wedding) rings. By using these ceramic elements for rings, earrings and pendants, the renowned company Fischer & Sohn once again reaffirms its classic style in combination with modern materials and manufacturing techniques.

Laser engraving

To further improve the quality of our engravings, we invested in a new laser at the end of last year and are henceforth using an even more advanced device. The laser allows us to perform very fast and deep engravings as well as delicate, filigree and clean engravings. The ratio of classic diamond engraving to individual laser engraving at Fischer is approximately 80:20.