55Het mooiste moment is het nu – the most beautiful moment is the now. in memory of jaap.
recycled 18k gold
Love the way these small sandpipers (Calidris Alba) run after the waves, to catch a little treat in the wet sand. It is the fave animal of a befriended client. Made of recycled 18k gold & pearls of her mom and a 14k shell pin of her dad.
40 grams of recycled 18kt gold (from granny’s jewels) turned into a 127 cm long necklace. the locks hide 4 inscriptions by both daughters. the lock hides the clients motto: ‘BRAVE FORWARD’
18kt (recycled) Gold earrings for a woman who emigrated from the USA to the netherlands after her divorce to start a new life with her first beau: reading:
‘Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply, gives you courage’.
my bff – who saved these pearls from some old earrings – asked for elegant ear pins for daily use. 14kt gold, emeralds, rough diamonds, pearls
18kt and pearl Sea Mine earrings, ordered by a husband for his wife at their 25th wedding anniversary. These guys have quite an explosive relationship but love each other ’till death do us part’.
A beautiful 70 yr old lady came into the atelier for a special jewel. She lost her husband and now wanted her strength expressed. She asked me to add some of her birthstones. Since she also really liked the beach and the dunes, three layers of gold marram grass are waving in the same direction, as a symbol of her resilience & strength. Material 18kt gold, sapphires
Memory-pendants made of a drawing by my friend artist steven oprinsen who passed away in 2020. for both his daughters. silver, 18kt gold
He died so unexpected and his wife wanted to keep his ashes in a heart the size of her hand. i thought it would have been beautiful to cover the heart with intimate WhatsApp messages in a curly font but she preferred a fingerpr. Silver, 18kt gold, black diamond
the lady who bought this big ring had the favourite lines of her husband hand-engraved in it. she is wearing it at her pinkie. this ring can stand on it’s base. rock crystal, silver
A grandma wanted to give her grand daughter an organic ring set with multiple stones. Diamonds, 18kt gold
Commissioned gold brooche with a heart-lock. After I drew his portrait (50 x 70 cm), I digitalized it, and created a 1.2 mm gold wire portrait with 35 joints. recycled 18kt gold
portrait of marina – mad men style. this high gloss gold brooche was made of 5 grams 18kt gold with seed pearls. size ± 5 x 5 cm
this portrait brooche was commissioned as one of two for a 25th wedding anniversary. VERY ROMANTIC MOMENT WHEN HE SAID HE WILL TAKE HER BROOCHE INTO HIS GRAVE. 18kt gold, brown diamond
18kt (recycled family) gold and silver modern charm bracelet for a texan student ordered by her mom. together with the mother i designed 40 symbols, visualizing hope’s life.
As a little child, she adored little mermaid Ariel. this bracelet is for her american law degree. recycled 18kt gold, silver, diamond
Sphinx cocktail ring. The cat was first hand-carved in wax (watch the process at ‘behind the scenes’) until it looked like the client’s pet. a tiny 3D-scan of the husband in gold, sat on the back of the cat, but she preferred just the cat. 18kt gold, colored diamonds.
my son loves dogs but i did not want to mother a dog, so to make up i’ve made him this piece. silver, 18kt gold
a couple of Months before my father died, I started on this portrait-lock bracelet for my mother’s 80th birthday. she wears it now with a new beau on her side. the gold was recycled from a traditional Dutch head clasp and the beautiful antique 1cm corals are recycled from an antique Dutch necklace which I found on the web.. 18kt gold, precious corals
After her husband passed away, she asked me to make her a memory ring from both their 14kt white gold wedding bands. I turned them inside out, joined them by a gold ring symbolizing their daughter. 15 big diamonds were added for the daughter’s age and 24 small diamonds as they were married for 39 years.
‘NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO THE BRAVE’. stamped ring for a 15 year old girl in memory of her father. 18kT GOLD yellow and WHITE GOLD, VVSI DIAMOND.
Big mama pearls customized for a very petite lady who married during her cancer treatment. diamonds, 18kt gold, light baroque pearls