Founded in 1941, Sauer is one of Brazil’s most prominent and distinguished jewelers. A three-time recipient of the prestigious De Beers Diamond International Award, the brand is renowned worldwide for its gemstones and design in fine jewelry.
In 1939 the then 18-year-old Frenchman Jules Sauer started afresh in Brazil and fell in love with the colorful and enigmatic world of gemstones, setting a new course for his story and legacy in the country. Fleeing Europe during World War II and Nazi persecution, Jules settled in Rio de Janeiro and was able to found his own business in 1941, initially named Lapidação Amsterdam.
With the Sauer family’s third generation taking the helm in 2013 at the hands of creative director Stephanie Wenk and directors Gabriel Sauer and Rafael Eisenberg, plus a comprehensive rebranding in 2018, they are known for their originality and innovation in design while honoring the brand’s heritage.
Stephanie’s work profoundly explores the female identity, celebrating and empowering women. “As a woman at the helm of a brand that boasts a mostly female workplace, I think it is important to propagate the strength and diversity of the women who inspire us and who remind us that we invariably hold the key to solving the world’s greatest challenges.