photo Monelle Baude

Hemma G.A.

Born in Linz (Austria)
Lives and works in Paris
Married, two children

1976-1979 Gold & silversmith and jeweller training with Gerhard Geier in Linz.
1977 “Award” in jewellery design at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg.
Studied working with metal, on jewellery and objects.
1980 Move to Paris
Drawings and purchase of precious stones for the jeweller Soubrenie & Bois, whose clients are Cartier, Boucheron, Fred, etc.
1983 Hired by Marchack. Worked with numerous materials on many themes, i.e. drawings illustrating “La Fontaine’s Fables” for Hassan II, King of Morocco.

Since 1987 free-lance:
Jewellery designs for Triffary Monet, U.S.A., first custom jewellery experience.
1990 Creation of the “Butterfly” collection (a combination of diamonds and rubies) for the Japanese group Urban. Beginning of my collaboration with the jeweller Köchert (Austria - Vienna).
Numerous drawings for Reza, Marchak, Triffary, Mikimoto, Boucheron etc.
1997 Creation of my own jewel line "HGA" Piece Unique (Unique Piece).
These pieces were exhibited in several Parisian galleries such as “La Reine Margot”, Hélène Porée, Black & Kausel, Elsa Vanier, Pixi etc.
2006 Creation of "hemma design à porter". This jewellery line combines plastic with precious stones to obtain distinctive hand-made jewels.