Butterfly Pendant

18ct yellow gold, bi colour tourmalines, tourmaline, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, 70 x 60mm,
Photographer, Frauke Fischer


Rudolf Heltzel

18ct yellow gold , 33.16ct centre citrine, citrines and diamonds, 50x60mm,
Photographer, Frauke Fischer


Rudolf Heltzel

18ct yellow gold, rock crystal, hematite, 65x30mm,
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff


Rudolf Heltzel

18ct yellow gold, bi- colour tourmalines,
navette- shaped tourmaline, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, 70x60mm,
Photographer, Frauke Fischer


Rudolf Heltzel

18ct yellow gold, chrysopal, rainbow moonstones and diamonds, 45x 50mm,
Photographer, Roland Paschhoff


Rudolf Heltzel

Rudolf Heltzel makes gold and silver jewellery incorporating a variety of gemstones such as diamonds, quartz, sapphires, crystals and rubies. For Heltzel, jewellery-making is part of a living cultural heritage and he takes inspiration from the history, mythology and symbolism of precious metals and stones. Each of his pieces is crafted meticulously by hand using some of the world’s oldest jewellery techniques.

Heltzel’s work is influenced by art deco style and modernist aesthetics. In his current collection, he plays with irregularity and balance, combining 18 carat yellow gold with distinctive, angular stones, including an asymmetrically-cut carnelian and a mirror-cut quartz.

Originally from Germany, Rudolf Heltzel has lived and worked in Kilkenny since 1966.


National Museum of Ireland
Private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

2009 The Devil’s in the Detail: A celebration of Rudolf Heltzel, The Hunt Museum, Limerick

Selected Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2004/2005 Rudolf Heltzel and Sonja Landweer, The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny

Contact Details:

Rudolf Heltzel
10 Patrick Street

T. +353 56 7721497
E. www.facebook.com/rudolfheltzel