Since 1858, Schaffhausen-based manufacturer Furrer-Jacot has been specialising in customised engagement, diamond and wedding rings. Furrer-Jacot has built a strong market position worldwide with authenticity, creativity and a high degree of exclusivity, while retaining the values of an independent manufacturer.
HistoryThe company history of Furrer-Jacot has been coloured with strong personalities as well as love and passion. In 1858, company founder Jean-Jacques Arbenz succumbed to the charm of Schaffhausen by the Rhine, where he founded his company. The town’s excellent tradition of craftsmanship was a necessary condition for the manufacture of his high quality jewellery. Even then, wedding rings were an integral part of his collection.
In 1943, when Fritz Furrer took over the company and married Lucienne Jacot in the same year, the importance of passion and love for the company became apparent. The company’s trade name was changed to Furrer-Jacot, and perfection and craftsmanship were now accompanied by Lucienne’s Western Swiss creative spirit. In the years that followed, Furrer-Jacot continued to grow. After a period of management from outside the industry in the seventies and eighties, the company is now once again owner-run.
What started off as a one-man company 150 years ago is now an internationally active jewellery manufacturer with more than 100 employees. Craftsmanship, a love of detail and a passion for design continue to be of central importance. Furrer-Jacot unites highly skilled artisans – designers, model makers, goldsmiths, stone setters, lathe operators, polishers and engravers – into an experienced team. This marriage of century-proven handcrafting and state-of-the-art technology produces outstanding and very exclusive results, providing an unparalleled experience for the acquirers of a Furrer-Jacot jewel.
The strategic alignment and marketing at Furrer-Jacot were, and are, still characterised by a high degree of continuity. The international alignment of operations is a good example. At the end of the 1950s Furrer-Jacot intensified its exports and supplied companies in the USA and the Near East. In 1996 a subsidiary company was ultimately established in Japan, in 2006 another one in the U.S.
Nowadays 75% of the produced goods are sold to Japan, USA, England, Germany, Singapore, Russia and several other countries.A professional marketing concept including shop-in-shop concepts and collaborations with exclusive jewellery shops have contributed to the growth and success of Furrer-Jacot. In 2008 Furrer-Jacot is celebrating its 150th anniversary.