Heidrun Mohr-Mayer

The German jeweller and philanthropist Heidrun Mohr-Mayer (b. March 5, 1941) was born Heidrun Steffen in Danzig, Germany (modern Gdańsk, Poland). Mohr-Mayer was a CEO of the jewelry company Fabergé workmaster Victor Mayer from 1996 to 2001 and is a co-founder and supporter of several cultural institutions.

Heidrun Mohr-Mayer was born during World War II. In 1945, during the Allied and Soviet bombardment of Danzig she had to flee with her mother and three sisters to Sweden. She attended school there and in Düsseldorf, Germany where she studied sport and art education. She married the jeweller Herbert Mohr-Mayer in 1967. With him she had three sons Marcus O. Mohr, Daniel Mohr and Philipp Mohr. Mrs Mohr-Mayer became instrumantal in the Victor Mayer/ Fabergé family business and led the company during successful years in the late 90's. Heidrun Mohr-Mayer has been a co-founder of the Else Mayer Foundation in 2006. Subject of the institution is to award grants to women in the German Womans Lib Movement. She also co-founded the Günter Grass Foundation, which raises awareness of his cultural heritage in the former German city of Dantzig.

In 2000 she made a donation of an Amber Fabergé Egg to Dantzig for the city's 1000th anniversary of foundation. The gold elements and enamel detail were prepared by Victor Mayer and the amber parts (base and big and small egg with an insect inclusion) - by "Podżorski" in Sopot. Total weight 213.48g, includes gold 18k 136g, amber 76g, diamond 0.2-carat (0.040 g), ruby 1.3-carat (0.26 g), sapphire 1.46-carat (0.29 g), arms of Gdansk - enamel. The egg is valued at 16,000 US$.