With a living heritage dating back to 1860, Sonja Quandt’s silversmiths are experts when it comes to producing creative silverware that is manufactured with the utmost care. What started out as founder Johann Kühn’s passion and love for silver, has gradually turned into a brand that has been earning international prestige since the 1900’s.
As the only silver manufactory with the right to use the unicorn as a hallmark to document quality and tradition, all Sonja Quandt products are handcrafted unique pieces of verified and certified sterling silver, combined with other high quality materials such as gold, crystal, glass, precious woods, and stones.
The family-run company is still committed to these early values and, as a result, has a stellar reputation for durability and first-class quality with all their bespoke items.
“My vision is to give precious moments a special relevance, creating lifelong unforgettable memories”, says Sonja Quandt, who has been running the silver manufacturer since 1984 and has brought the 150-year-old craft into the 21st Century
Each piece in their collection is unique and timeless in style and value, thanks to the meticulous process that the silver undergoes with their talented silversmiths. From design to finish, the silversmiths proudly use age-old methods of craftsmanship such as hammer scaling, soldering, gouilloching, chiselling, pouring, pressing and embossing to hand-make each item. Since 1860, the company has been preserving these techniques in order to keep the art of silversmithing alive.
Still proudly using the unicorn as their hallmark of excellence, the iconic logo has been denoting quality and purity of materials since it was first documented in 1277. Not only is it the oldest coat of arms in Baden-Wüttemburg, but the unicorn is also specific to Schwäbisch Gmünd, where the factory is located, so makes for a fitting seal of approval for such fine quality silverware as Sonja Quandt.
All the silver products are branded with the following quality labels, which guarantee their origin, authenticity and quality.
Q or unicorn: Company logo of the silver manufactory
Moon: Symbol for silver
Crown: German manufacturing symbol
925: Fineness of Sterling silver
Whale: 150g exclusive silver plating
By using original tools and forms, as well as inherited methods of handcraft, the company maintains a relatively low footprint when compared to other silversmiths. The company also boasts innovative renewable energy technology, such as solar panels, to help power the factory in a more environmentally conscious manner.
With a firm belief in the value of artisan crafts, and a progressive vision for the future, Sonja Quandt sets a standard for bespoke silverware. Sonja Quandt’s beautiful designs accompany you through every moment, elevating every occasion and helping you enjoy life’s greatest pleasures in the noblest of fashions.
Available to purchase through selected retailers and the e-shop, all products can be modified and customised according to customer wishes.
To find out more information about Sonja Quandt and the beautiful collection of fine silverware, go to sonja-quandt.com/