About Us

Handmade Brazilian jewellery that is delicately crafted by artist Jair Winckler, father of award winning designer Fernanda Ritzdorf Winckler. Each piece is individually designed from a combination of ethically sourced wood, stones and metal. The perfect accessory for those wanting to make a subtle statement.

 

OUR PURPOSE 

We believe that there are already enough precious stones, metals and antique wood in the world.

That’s why our jewellery is designed with an exquisite selection of recycled materials such as gold, silver and wood. It’s our way of extending W. Ritzdorf’s tradition of handcrafted wooden decor since 1920.

With her unique blend of ethical and fashionable concepts, the founder Fernanda Ritzdorf teamed up with renowned jewellery maker Jair Winckler to offer a fresh new collection of sustainable accessories.

The company, founded by Fernanda’s great-grandfather Willy Ritzdorf in 1920, was featured in the Stockholm International Fashion Fair in 2019 & 2020.

JEWELRY MAKING HERITAGE BY THE HANDS OF AN EXPERT 

W.Ritzdorf's atelier is managed by Jair Winckler. The skilled jeweller has over 30 years of experience handling Gold 18k, Silver 950 and Gemstones. Jair mastered his work by using Brazilian hardwood with an impeccable finish.

"I adore my work! I wake up thinking of jewellery and I love when I receive compliments. I believe in the energy of the wood with all those beautiful natural colours and veins." Says Jair.

DESIGN & CONCEPTUALISATION 

Fernanda Ritzdorf is a Brazilian Award winning Designer with more than 13 years of experience in the fashion industry and retail in 4 different countries. 

Fernanda graduated in Industrial Design from the Catholic University situated in the south part of Brazil. She has studied Accessory Design at the Moda Pelle Academy in Milano 2011.

"It was in Italy where I fell in love with the accessory world. Inspiration is blooming everywhere in that country." says Fernanda.

The founder also followed a British Masters of Business Administration on Malta. Known as the pearl of the mediterranean, was in this beautiful island where W.Ritzdorf opened its first pop-up store. 

Currently the CEO lives in Stockholm where she established W.Ritzdorf's European headquarters.