‘A Talk with Liesbeth den Besten’, Chairwoman of The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation

Françoise van den Bosch was a very passionate Dutch jewellery maker and it is that passion which is the absolute base of  the foundation’s aim; To stimulate the  national and international contemporary jewellery makers in their passion.

In 1980 the foundation was established by friends and family of Françoise after she
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Join the Society of Jewellery Historians!

The Society welcomes new members

Because I’m a member, and Hugh fan, of this English Society for so many years in meantime I have to inform you about them. It’s really such an interesting, friendly, active & well organized Society, with such a diverse range of lectures. And if possible seminars matched to the most beautiful exhibitions, next to private viewings. A short list of
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List of Societies


  • Society of Jewellery Historians, www.societyofjewelleryhistorians.ac.uk , Scientific Research The British Museum London WC1B 3DG
  • The Gemmological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain, www.gem-a.com , 27 Greville Street London EC1N 8TN




Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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