1722 Swords

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When Augustus the Strong founded Europe's first porcelain manufactory at Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen in 1710, he thought the secret of the recipe was safe there high above the Elbe valley. But the secrecy did not last long. From 1718 onwards, other manufactories were founded. So it was high time to mark products from the Meissen manufactory with a uniform mark and to protect them against imitations and fakes. The suggestion of the manufactory inspector Johann Melchior Steinbrück on 8 November 1722 is of particular historical significance. He suggested that "something from the Chur. Saxon coat of arms as the Chur swords" for marking. This letter by Steinbrück is considered the birth of the "Crossed Swords". With the jewellery collection "1722 Swords", the Crossed Swords are now given a modern, very special appearance. From a great heritage and the demand for timeless and contemporary design, a jewellery collection of its own has been created. "1722 Swords" is a tribute to an incomparable brand - whether as Basic, Pavé or Insignium. It honours and reinterprets this historic and world-famous trademark, which has always been synonymous with the highest quality and unique craftsmanship.
With the jewellery from the "1722 Swords" collections, you will skilfully showcase the iconic Crossed Swords - the oldest trademark in Europe - in your outfit.





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    Swords Pavé
    The "1722 Swords Pavé" collection features the Meissen swords in fine 750 white gold, set with diamonds. Since 1722, the Crossed Swords - the oldest trademark in Europe - stand for the unsurpassed quality of Meissen porcelain and craftsmanship. While the signet has undergone slight changes over the years, it always remains recognisable and iconic. Almost 300 years after their debut, they are reinterpreted in the "1722 Swords Pavé" collection. MEISSEN was already making jewellery in the 18th century. Today, as in the past, the manufactory's reputation is based on its craftsmanship and expertise in handling precious materials.
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    Swords Basic
    Since 1722, the Crossed Swords - the oldest trademark in Europe - have stood for the unsurpassed quality of the Meissen porcelain manufactory. The signet has undergone slight changes over the years, but always remains recognisable and iconic. The "1722 Swords Basic " collection is also an elegant eye-catcher and guarantees a stylish appearance with MEISSEN. The pieces of jewellery made of 925 silver from the "1722 Swords Basic" collection are also ideal as gifts. Give the gift of exclusive jewellery that is full of tradition and history with the "1722 Swords Basic" collection. MEISSEN - a very special gift.
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    Swords Insignium
    The Crossed Swords of the "1722 Swords Insignum" jewellery collection adorn a fine 750 rose gold frame. Since 1722, the Crossed Swords - the oldest trademark in Europe and borrowed from the coat of arms of the Electorate of Saxony - stay for the unsurpassed quality of Meissen porcelain as well as arts and crafts. To this day, the signet remains recognisable and iconic. MEISSEN was already creating jewellery in the 18th century. Today, as in the past, the manufactory's reputation is based on its craftsmanship expertise in handling precious materials and the finest porcelain. With the fine jewellery of the exclusive "1722 Swords Insignum" collection, the enthusiasm for unique pieces of jewellery is reinterpreted and brings the Crossed Swords into the modern age - for a stylish appearance with MEISSEN.
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    1739 Royal Blossom
    Created in 1739 by master modeller Johann Joachim Kaendler, the Snowball Blossoms are still one of the manufactory's most popular designs. Almost 300 years later, they are now reinterpreted as jewellery in the "1739 Royal Blossom" collection.
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    Gents Jewellery
    With its collection of elegant men’s jewellery, MEISSEN continues the tradition of design and craftsmanship that reaches back all the way to the 18th century.
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