Stephanie Schneider grew up in the sublime scenery of the German Alps. The rurality of the area with its
solitude and scantiness fostered her puristic sense of beauty. And in traditional handcraft techniques she
found a medium for developing her unique aesthetic.
The jewelry label 17 was launched in 2009. Stephanie’s textile background is apparent in each of her
pieces. She mixes materials from mohair to silk and linen with traditional jeweler’s metals. With dexterity
and love for detail Stephanie manages to transform her sensibility for pure und precise textures into delicate,
timeless pieces of jewelry of the highest quality.
And as for the label’s name, it stands for Schneider’s philosophy, summarized through her knack for
numerology: 1 is the beginning, 7 is perfection and when added they equal 8, a number that symbolizes
eternity. A fitting philosophy, jewelry being something that one holds on to forever.
The collections evolve continuously without a stringent link to a season.