Rutherford and Fairfax

Berlin, Germany · 490 Sales


Rutherford and Fairfax

Berlin, Germany 490 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   For excellence in goldsmithing. Our fine jewelry is entirely made by hand in our Berlin studio.

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Last updated on Jul 12, 2016

For excellence in goldsmithing. Our fine jewelry is entirely made by hand in our Berlin studio.

If you like our jewelry why not follow us on Facebook:

Or check out our blog on Tumblr:

Or find us on Instgram @rutherfordandfairfax for all things style, quality and refinement!

Rutherford and Fairfax

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Rutherford and Fairfax

Platinum Pt 950 Wedding Band 2mm Round
Twig Ring 14K
Platinum Wedding Band 0.8mm Pt 950
Platinum Wedding Band 1mm Pt 950
1.5mm Round 22K Yellow Gold Wedding Band
Diamond Twig Ring rounded
Sterling Silver Oak Leaf Wedding Bands
Platinum Wedding Band 1.3 mm
Shale Wedding Band, 14K yellow gold
14K Diamond Twig Ring
Garnet Willow Twig Pendant
Stylish Fingerprint Ring with Diamond
Delicate Sterling Ring with facetted Aquamarine
Lavender Wedding Bands
Walnut Wedding Bands Sterling Silver
Palladium Pd 500 Wedding Band 1.5mm Round
Diamond Twig Ring
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Jens Coers

Jens Coers on Jan 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Creative idea very well implemented, wonderful rings, timely delivery, thank you again for everything

Rachel Wilson

Rachel Wilson on Jan 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It's a PERFECT fit and exactly what I wanted! It came pretty fast considering its hand made from Germany! So satisfied.

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These Palladium fingerprint wedding bands with hammer finish are a stylish variation on our silver fingerprint band. The cool grey finish of Pd makes it a wonderfully chic choice of precious metal for your rings.

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This pair of engraved rose gold wedding bands was a recent commission. Rose gold is increasingly asked for. We'll make your rings in your preferred color- just ask!

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Sterling Silver Oak Leaf Wedding Bands
To accurately weigh fine gold for alloying, we first melt it into a nugget, then mill it down superfine. #finegold #handmade #commission

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Welded Pure Gold and Fine Silver Wedding Bands


Remembering a forgotten age of class

Rutherford & Fairfax stands for traditional goldsmithing of high standards, inspired by the golden age of quality and craftsmanship. An age when manners made a man and being earnest was important. A time of handkerchieves and pocket watches, monacles and monograms. A time of handwritten letters, dressing for dinner, silver cutlery, writing desks, pen and ink, gin and tonic, willow and leather. In short a forgotten age of class.

Rutherford and Fairfax are Michael and Rose. A German goldsmith and an English jeweller who met at a jewellery exhibition in 2007.
They united their handmaking skills and set up a workshop in Berlin. Rutherford and Fairfax was born.

Our workshop looks like a tool and machine museum.
We collect old tools and machines, everything that is old and well made. Some mills and other tools are almost 100 years old and still work like in ancient times. If you visit Berlin and want to see our studio, give us a call.

We use traditional techniques. We forge, solder, weld. We also make molds of intricate master models and cast them in a variety of methods like lost wax casting and the antique sand casting, We have a vast number of amazing jewelry manuals from as early as 1824 – a constant form of inspiration and enlightenment.

Our speciality is nature weddings rings that are made by molding twigs, tree bark, shale and other found materials and forge them into rings. Always fascinated by the natural world, in the spirit of the best Victorian botanists, it was the unexpected irregularity and beautiful patterns that drew us towards this unique wedding ring approach.

We recycle our own metals using scrap gold and silver to re-alloy and cast your jewelry. When we buy metals, they are exclusively recycled.
Our gemstones are all from small gem cutting companies who buy their rough locally and sell their stones at gem fairs in Germany. This guarantees the provenience and controllable ethical standards.
E.g., our diamonds are from South Africa and India. Our sapphires, rubies and spinels are from Sri Lanka. Tourmalines and quartz from Brazil.
We also buy old stock of diamonds, extracted from old jewelry, antique cuts etc. which guarantees a sound background. If you are interested in details, please contact us.


Shop members

  • Michael

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Cologne born, MA at University of Konstanz, Germany. Worked 6 years as goldsmith in Pforzheim. Moved to Berlin in 2008 establishing a workshop and founded R&F in 2010.

  • Rose

    Assistant, Photographer, Shipper

    Lancashire born, London raised. BA Jewellery & Silversmithing Metalwork at Surrey Institute, MA Art, Design & Media at Portsmouth University. Worked in jewelry trade in London and Birmingham. Moved to Berlin to join R&F.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 21, 2016

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
At this time, we are only able to accept PayPal.
However, you may pay via credit card by choosing PayPal and then "Don't have a PayPal account?" following the directions.
In shipping to the US from Germany, our parcels normally take one to two weeks for delivery, in a few cases longer. Please keep this in mind when ordering, especially if you need us to make you a piece to be delivered by a certain date.
Fingerprint jewelry needs more time to ship, as we ship parcels back and forth.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you are interested in a custom order, please contact us through Etsy or via email and we will be happy to determine what we can do for you.