our heritage

Future Legacy

We are grateful for the precious heritage that we are entitled to lead and transform into a new generation of fine jewelry. In 2015 Marie Boltenstern took over the brand from her father Sven Boltensteren, leading it into a future of fine jewelry through innovation.

SINCE 1964

Boltenstern was established in 1964 by Sven Boltenstern, and swiftly became the go-to-artisan goldsmiths for ornate one-off pieces, loved by Hollywood and European royalty. 

1964

Boltenstern was established in 1964 by Sven Boltenstern. The brand was synonymous with extravagant designs and exquisite details. Each piece was made by hand in the in-house atelier in Vienna.

1967

In 1967, Sven Boltenstern - who was known for extravagant designs and organic appearance - received the 'Diamond International Award' and was granted membership to the London-based 'Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths'. 

1975

During the 1970s, Sven Boltenstern was renowned for throwing glamorous exhibitions attended by the European glitterati. He established an exclusive and international pop-up sales culture before the word was even known. This image shows his wife Irmina with Prince Amyn Muhammad Aga Khan at one of his famous exhibitions in Salzburg.

Pop-up Glamour

Boltenstern as a fine jewelry brand was founded in 1964 by Marie’s father, Sven Boltenstern, whose glamour and extravagant haute-couture pieces have left an indelible mark on the 70s jet-set around the world.

Austrian Roots

In 2016 Marie Boltenstern designed the Swarovski Tiara named “The Rising Star” for the debutantes of the 60th Vienna Opera Ball. The history dates back to her grand-father who was an architect and rebuilt the Vienna state opera after the second world war. Growing up in a house full of music, culture and creativity, Vienna builds the strong roots of our brand.

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