Niessing Milestones

Design icons since 1873

Tradition and innovation

For over 140 years, people have been conceiving, creating, and producing jewelry at Niessing in Vreden. The manufactory was originally founded as a workshop for devotional objects, with wedding rings also being produced beside ecclesiastical ornaments. Today, Niessing is an internationally renowned brand and one of the top manufacturers of premium, contemporary German jewelry design.


Hermann Niessing starts a jewelry manufactory in Vreden, Germany, near the Dutch border. Until today, Niessing’s head office remains in Vreden.



The seamless wedding ring is invented.


Niessing joins the ranks of leading German wedding ring manufacturers.


Ursula Exner—daughter to Bernhardine and Franz Niessing—and the professor for architecture, Max von Hausen, together lay the foundation for the Niessing design philosophy, which is based on the art style of the Bauhaus.


Niessing introduces its first jewelry line, Setario. The name is derived from the two words “set” and “variation”.


Niessing introduces Niessing Mutatio, its first kinetic jewelry. Ring and bracelet are each formed from eight movable circle segments.


The Niessing Ring® is developed: A ring and a floating diamond is all it takes for the original tension ring. The award-winning original design is protected by copyright. (Design Walter Wittek)


In the series Niessing S, fine gold and platinum are inseparably joined. This large, expanding jewelry is a milestone in terms of the manufactory’s design language.


Niessing introduces different colored gold alloys in red, reddish, green, pale green, sand gray, and gray.


Iris is launched: a jewelry collection made of a gold alloy with colors flowing smoothly from cool silver to warm fine gold.


The Niessing Coil with its flexible, circular shape is brought to the market as a fresh and fashionable alternative to the traditional necklace. Today, the Niessing Coil is made from various materials, and it comes in different diameters and lengths.


Niessing Radius 9, the manufactory’s first watch, is introduced. Radius 9 won the Red Dot Design Award, among other awards.


The first Niessing Store opens in the Stilwerk in Berlin. Today there are eight stores in Germany: beside Berlin also those in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Constance, Munich, Münster, and Stuttgart. In Asia, Niessing Stores are located in Japan and in Korea.


Niessing Abacus is the official ring designed on the occasion of the EXPO World Exhibition 2000 in Hanover.


The Niessing Ring® is protected by copyright as a work of art in its form “Round”.


Niessing aura® is another masterpiece: Different hues of gold transform continuously from gentle red to suave gray.


Niessing Coil turns into Niessing Colette: Delicate bracelets, flexible rings, and creoles are made of the classic coil. Enjoy them every day!


The series Niessing Topia is introduced. It is awarded the design prize “Red Dot: Best of the Best” for highest design quality and groundbreaking design.


Niessing Ring® Heaven continues the idea of the tension ring classics HighEnd and OpenEnd. A slim, gently curved ring sweeps upward and opens up to hold a large diamond floating at a spectacular height. Up to heaven… A tension ring, a jewelry ring—and an engagement ring for a new generation.


The Niessing brand is represented by a new, young face: the internationally renowned model Charlott Cordes.


In collaboration with VOGUE Germany, Niessing opens the exhibition “STATE OF THE ART. Design and zeitgeist from 1979 until today” at Literaturhaus München. Large portraits, jewelry photos, and jewelry creations from four decades take the visitors on a time trip through the Niessing design history.


The series Niessing Crystallite is awarded the internationally renowned design prize “Red Dot” as well as the German Design Award Special in 2016.


The rings of Niessing Satellite Colors send diamonds into their orbit. Sparkling white and naturally colored diamonds and many different colors of gold make a colorful artwork for the hand.


Niessing Rosewood (2015) and Niessing Ivory complete the Niessing range of gold colors. Nine unique Niessing colors and the color flows Iris and Niessing aura® make a color spectrum that is unique worldwide.


The eighth German Niessing Store is opened in Cologne, in the heart of the city on Breite Strasse.


Lucia is the latest Niessing Ring®. An exclusive limited edition of only 30 rings worldwide features the perfect harmony of naturally colored, 2 ct diamonds and the beautiful Niessing Colors of gold, creating a unique, magical light.

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