Written by Tina Hülsmeyer Photos by courtesy of vonhey
Casanova said that the best things in life come by coincidence. He must have been right, as this following story demonstrates. It all began – of course – with a coincidence.
All that Alexa von Heyden wanted was to get out of Berlin’s urban haze and into a dream vacation in Bali. But on her surf trip, it was not just the waves that caused fascination. The semi-precious stones and pearls that were sold on all markets and mobile traders instantly attracted Alexa. Shining and sparkling in all colors – from bright yellows to dark reds, from strong turquoises to soft rose-colors: Alexa knew right then that she would not go back without some of these stones in her bags.
Back in Berlin, Alexa combined a few little gems with colorful wristlets, and right away her friends and colleagues showed a lot of interest. It was then that she took the first orders for her next trip to Bali.
Today, Alexa’s little stone-importing business has turned into a label: In 2007, vonhey was founded. The basic idea was to create affordable, yet precious and unique wristlets, perfect as presents, for friends, family, lovers, birthdays, good-byes and more. All pieces are limited in number and hand-made of satin, gold, silver, pearls and gems.
If you want to add some color to those upcoming days of Fall and Winter, vonhey is available in select stores like Lala Berlin or SOUK Hamburg, as well as online at vonhey.com