The H. Stern luxury jewelry brand was founded in Brazil in 1945 by Hans Stern, a German immigrant who was later succeeded by his son Roberto Stern. Stern originally specialized in gemstones, but expanded into design-focused jewelry. In 1964, Time Magazine called Hans, “The king of diamonds and colored gems, capable of unveiling the personality hidden in every precious stone.” H. Stern jewelry collections are known for their unique inspiration, and many are created in homage to a single person or cultural event. Inspirations include Anna Bella Geiger, Diane von Fürstenberg, and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland film. H. Stern designs are often worn by celebrities and style icons, including Rihanna, Cate Blanchett, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.