About 140 years ago the family patriarch, Otto Ehinger, opened its jewelry manufacture workshop in 1876. Over 20 years ago his great grandson Wolf-Peter Schwarz developed the interchangeable system called Charlotte named after his wife Ann-Charlotte.

After 4 generations, the family business handed over the reigns to the Weiss family in 2015. Ute and Dr. Christoph Weiss were investors in the company and are committed to the long established values of Ehinger Schwarz 1876.