is an Erwin Pearl. . Born in Vienna, Austria, Erwin Pearl came
to the United States as a young boy. He soon became a leading designer
of fine jewelry, even winning the prestigious Diamond International
Award for five consecutive years. However, the challenge of designing
pieces accessible to a wider audience led him into fashion jewelry.
The entire process of creating Erwin Pearl
jewelry begins at one of several factories. The Armbrust and Kunzman
chain divisions have been producing quality fashion pieces for over
fifty years, making Erwin Pearl the only major jewelry manufacturer and
wholesaler which retains its own chain factory, allowing for the best
possible control over quality and production.
more than six hundred and fifty chain machines (the largest chain
capacity in the world), Erwin Pearl also produces sterling silver and
gold filled lines,which are marketed worldwide.
Our design and tooling capabilities produce unique and exclusive styling
unequaled anywhere in the world.
At this Rhode Island
factory, the machinery is a combination of the most advanced technology
and old world craftsmanship. Shown at the left is a section of an
automatic chain machine. After the pieces have been created, they are
individually checked by
hand for flexibility and drape.
minutes away from Kunzman is Fernando Originals, another mainstay of the
Erwin Pearl production process. There, pieces such as pins and earrings
are created from the inception of design to the shipping of the finished
product. At Fernando, the jewelry goes through a chain of processing
which includes model making, moldmaking (1), rubber mold casting (2),
vibratory finishing, electroplating, hand polishing (3), enameling, and
stone setting. All pieces are inspected for quality and workmanship at
each stage of the manufacturing process. As a result, Erwin Pearl's
Fernando factory has earned a reputation on the world market as a
manufacturer of fashion jewelry, marked by style creativity, and