The repertoire of jewellery from Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg can be traced back to the 18th century. So-called gallantries, small porcelain gifts such as hair pins, cases and medallions were exchanged between ladies and cavaliers to show their mutual respect. Around 1870, goldsmiths started buying whole sets of porcelain plates in various sizes from Nymphenburg for broaches and earrings. A century later a collection of finely finished lockets was created with historical flower décor. Today Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg still invites designers of international acclaim to develop new creations. The New Yorker, Ted Muehling, has designed a series of pendants taking his inspiration from nature, while Patrik Muff has designed pieces of jewellery featuring strong, partly sacred symbols with clear imagery using cross and skull motifs. All the collections are completely handcrafted using traditional manufacturing techniques with superb designs.