The company Josef Drahoňovský STUDIO D ŠPERK was founded in 1989, de facto immediately after the "Velvet Revolution", as a small goldsmith workshop dealing with the production of gold and silver jewelery with genuine stones, especially with garnets. At present, the company operates under the name STUDIO ŠPERK.
We can proudly say that the idea, to build on a long tradition of jewelery and stonework in Turnov region and its surroundings, was right. Turnov, as well as German Pforzheim or Vicenza in Italy, has not only the tradition but also the potential in this ancestral craftmanship to continue.
The tradition of the goldsmith's craft of the Drahoňovských family has begun at the end of the 19th century by Josef Drahoňovský, a later professor at the Prague High School of Arts and Crafts, an important Czech glyptic, who in 1890 was exceptionally already in his 13 years of age to study at the Jewelery School in Turnov . The father of the company's owner, the goldsmith master, Mr. Josef Drahoňovský, continued this tradition and gave his experience further.
The owner of the company, Josef Drahoňovský, artisan craftsman, wife Libuše, daughter Kateřina and son Jan, all graduates of the Jewelery School in Turnov, continue this tradition successfully. Employees of the company can also say without exaggeration that they are all real professionals and professionals. The same applies to our precious stone grinding partners. As for goldsmiths and sharps, the craft is inherited from generation to generation. Without the tough administrative decision of the state in the early 1950s, which led to the liquidation of trades, there would certainly be many other companies that had worked successfully at the beginning of the last century.
At present, the company has 25 employees in its own building in Turnov and it is totally independent of the production and technology. The ambition of the company is to maintain the high artistic and craftsmanship of the Czech garnet jewel so as not only to please its owner, but also to be passed on from generation to generation.