Peter Schmid, the man behind Atelier Zobel, finds the major source of his inspiration from natural structures and growth patterns.
Peter Schmid is often referred to as a ‘stone whisperer’. A central part of his craft is knowing gemstones intimately, as differing personalities. His process often begins by selecting distinct stones, both in character and in the cut. Peter observes and feels each stone carefully, understanding how he can help it become truly alive. Time is taken to carefully set the stones in ways that intensify their sparkle and luminous colors or to showcase their individual structure.
Each stone and piece that comes from Atelier Zobel has its own unique story. Many of Atelier Zobel’s clients are passionate collectors who enjoy owning and treasuring his jewelry creations just as much as they enjoy wearing them.
The deep beauty and coruscating colors of jewelry are created through the interplay between stone, crystal, metal, and light. Of the greatest challenges of Atelier Zobel’s jewelry is bringing out the and matching color. It requires deep knowledge about how rich and subtle shades interact. Color also reflects a stone’s power to communicate and symbolize values including strength, pristine purity, or joie de vivre. Often times, the contrast between light and dark of a stone will accent depth or create a new color dimension altogether. When working with metal and stone, attention is paid to color which requires a keen sense of the harmony between the shades and chromaticities of the material used. Schmid balances these to perfectly complement the differing complexions of those who wear it.