German by birth, Rudolf Heltzel has lived and worked in Kilkenny since 1966. At his studio in Kilkenny he crafts exceptional contemporary jewellery in gold, platinum and silver, set with a wide variety of of carefully choosen precious stones.
At the Rudolf Heltzel studio, in Kilkenny City, platinum, 18carrat gold, sterling silver and precious stones are worked into magnificent jewellery. Rudolf Heltzel's timeless designs and impeccable workmanship have won him international acclaim.
Forever changing pieces and designs are put on display in his studio, special pieces can also be commissioned.
Rudolf believes that making jewellery is part of a living cultural heritage, and should express the individuality and aspirations of both the maker and the wearer.
His advice, and help with developing new collections of jewellery, has been sought by jewellery manufacturers in the Far East, South East Asia, the Near East and in the Caribbean. Both in Ireland and abroad he has been instrumental in establishing training opportunities for jewellery makers and keeping ancient traditional skills alive.