Günter PetryTHE ARTIST

Günter Petry started working as a gemstone artist in the early 1960. He worked in different fields of gemstone sculpting and extended his knowledge on working with gold, silver and enamel.



Günter Petrys works are handmade objects assembled of different precious material like gemstones (ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamonds), gold, sterling silver and enamel. Besides working in such traditional media, Günter Petry also specializes in the restoration of antique jewellery and sculpture.

His continuous studies allowed him to collected a wide range of techniques that made him a high-skilled designer. Since 1990, he found his liking in molding and casting of bronze and silver sculptures, especially his fondness for sculpting horses.



  • 1939 born in Idar-Oberstein
  • 1953-57 education gemstones carver
  • 1957 final examination with award
  • 1958-79 working as gemstone artist, specializing in fine art work (objects as a combination of gemstones and gold)
  • 1980-86 further studies in sculpture, plastic art and modeling life-size figure at the European Academy of Arts in Trier
  • since 1986 working as independent artist
  • 1993-1994 extending knowledge in respect to molding, casting, special metal art and performance