COVET

THE STORY

"THE CHAOS OF DESTRUCTION CREATES OPPORTUNITY."
- HAK III
 

After the old-fashioned, human-powered jewelry industry collapsed in North America, someone had to rescue the old ways from oblivion. Enter Hugo Kohl, who salvaged the machines and tools from vanishing Industrial Age jewelry factories and put them back into production. This virtuous act now echoes through time to deliver some of history's most coveted artwork.

READ MORE

The chance meeting of a maker and a forgotten craft headed to the scrapyard begins the story of

READ MORE
 
THE PAST
THE LEGACY OF JEWELRY'S GREATEST MOMENT IN HISTORY

It was the end of the 1790s, and Providence, Rhode Island, bustled with one of America's greatest industrial triumphs: the burgeoning jewelry industry. Populated by creative and innovative makers from all over the world, the industry exploded and, for centuries, Providence produced the most coveted jewelry one could own. Sadly, advances in production technology eventually forced the old ways out, and the jewelry industry moved Offshore—until Hugo Kohl uncovered what was left behind.

READ MORE
 
THE PRESENT
A PURPOSE BUILT WORKSHOP

After rescuing the machines, tools and artwork headed for the scrapyard in Providence, Hugo Kohl built a workshop in America's great tradition of the "work-master" hierarchy. In his Harrisonburg, Virginia, workshop, Hugo plays the role of orchestra conductor, and his fellow workers—each an expert in some form of making—his orchestra. In this way, Hugo's team of highly skilled craftspeople combine traditional methods with today's technological advances to create an exquisite collection of truly timeless pieces.

READ MORE
 
THE FUTURE
CONTINUING THE LEGACY

Some designs are timeless: classic, flowing lines in the running scroll, feminine forms in the "Three Graces" and mythological symbols that help define our humanity. As a medium, jewelry design was profoundly meaningful to people hundreds of years ago, and it remains a significant form of ornamentation. Forever we will seek to express ourselves through personal adornment.

READ MORE